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Matthew James Davenport

Criminal defense Attorney at Greenville, NC

4.9   71 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2000
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MATTHEW DAVENPORT IS A DEFENSE ATTORNEY AND FORMER PROSECUTOR WITH 17 YEARS LEGAL EXPERIENCE.

Awards

Silver Client Champion

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Location

Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport, Pa

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Laura | May 8, 2023
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Not enough STARS!
Mr. Davenport was extremely professional, courteous and most importantly, he surpassed any and all expectations. His office staff are very helpful and prompt as well. Definitely the best value in town. Well worth any sum of money!
Posted by Ashley | November 21, 2022
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The absolute best experience
I cannot say enough good things about this man. He was very responsive and knowledgeable and worked his magic on my case. His staff was great also. Mr. Davenport was the first lawyer in the courtroom and made me feel very comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. You will be in great hands with Mr. Davenport, he is the best of the best. Highly recommend!!
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Posted by Paul | August 17, 2022
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Mr. Paul
He was very helpful, hire him, he got my charges dismissed and saved my driving license, his staff is also helpful
Posted by Jonathan | March 23, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Davenport was an excellent consultant and told me everything i would need to do to get my case the best possible result. We did indeed get the best possible result out of a very tough case. I highly recommend Mr. Davenport.
Posted by Ken | February 3, 2022
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Excellent Experience!
The overall experience with The Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport is 5 stars. Excellent communication, quick responses, and ideal results in my case is worth this effort to celebrate my legal outcome. In the process to reaching out to several attorneys, I was impressed from the beginning. I'm grateful for Mr Davenport's team! Thank you! -Ken
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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Ticket
Hired Mr. Davenport for my case and couldn't be happier. He was highly professional and courteous. I understand it is his job to not only treat his clients with respect, but also make them feel he truly cares. Everytime I interacted with him, his actions were genuine and polite. He is probably one of the nicest people I have ever met. His character is top notch and so are his skills as a lawyer. He was able to get my case dismissed and all charges dropped. He knows his craft and is a master at it. He comes highly recommended on my behalf. My only negative comment is that I hate that I had to meet him on bad terms. He is a great person and a great lawyer. If you have any chance in your situation, he will find it and get you the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2021
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The best!
Mr. Davenport is absolutely the best in the area! From the first time we met he was so kind and informative and instantly made me feel better about my case. He was communicative and emailed and/or called me whenever I had questions or concerns. His administrative team is also great; they are organized and very helpful. They also helped keep me in the loop. Mr. Davenport ultimately was able to get my case dismissed! He is fantastic at what he does and is so so good to his clients. Cannot recommend him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
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Great lawyer.
Could not be happier. Mr. Davenport worked very diligently on my case and treated me with great kindness and respect.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2021
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Outstanding Representation
Matthew Davenport is top notch. He was very helpful and took swift action in getting my case handled. He went over and beyond to get the my case taken care of. If you are looking for a great attorney he is the man for the job!
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2020
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Fantastic Attorney
When I walked in to meet Mr. Davenport, he immediately calmed my fears and walked me through exactly what to expect going forward. He has a manner in which one is made to feel both safe yet fully informed. To me, this was so important when I arrived in his office with my case. Throughout his representation of me, he made it clear that he knows the law inside and out, but that he also knows people. I continue to be awestruck at his level of efficacy. Yet, what mattered most to me, he was available at all times. Every email and phone call was answered immediately, no matter how minor it must have seemed. I was made to feel like he had no one more important than me every time me dealt with me and my case, and I will be forever grateful. Anyone who finds themselves in need of a great attorney, he is the one. Matthew Davenport is the best.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2020
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Matthew Davenport
Matthew Davenport was my lawyer for my DUI offense. He was extremely professional and helped guide me on what to expect throughout this process. What impressed me most was he was able to refer me to another reliable lawyer once I moved. I would certainly recommend Matthew Davenport.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2020
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Satisfied
Mr. Davenport was recommended to me by a coworker. He handled everything and resolved my case to my satisfaction.
Posted by Sarah | January 10, 2020
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Excellent Representative
Mr. Davenport is wonderful and Katie Motola was so helpful with keeping me up to date on what was going on during everything. I reccommend them 100%!
Posted by Karrie | September 18, 2019
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Fantastic!
Mr. Davenport handled my speeding ticket and I never had to worry about it for one second. I am always confident that he will be attentive to even the slightest detail with my best interest in mind.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2019
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DWI
Mr. Davenport represented me very well. I was arrested following a car accident totally two cars and blowing a 0.08 at the station. My case was continued for over a year until my case had the best chance of being not-guilty. I moved to Raleigh and was only instructed to come back when my case was going to court. Overall a great experience with a lawyer for an otherwise terrible life experience with a DWI.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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Excellent representation
We hired Mr.Davenport to represent our son for several drug felony charges. We had also visited other lawyers in the Greenville area prior to our meeting with Mr.Davenport. We were so impressed we hired him before we left his office. Mr.Davenport presented a clear plan that he wanted to follow. He gave us specific guidelines to follow and then spoke one on one with our son to explain the importance of staying on this path. We never had an email unanswered or phone call not returned. Mr.Davenport was always available and made us feel we were his only clients. As we drew closer to our son's court date he tireless worked and meet with the DA to discuss the best resolution for our son's case. He was able to have all felonies dismissed except for one which after a year of probation and if all guidelines are meet my son will be eligible to get the conviction and all dismissed charges expunged. Words can express the gratitude we have for Mr.Davenport and his professionalism and constant attention to detail. We would recommend him 100 times over to anyone who is seeking representation. He gave me and husband such peace to know our son was in good hands. Kids make mistakes it doesn't make them bad people it just makes their journey harder. Mr.Davenport never judged him for his mistakes he simply helped our son move on from the mistake and be able to start over.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2019
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Unsafe Movement Involving Accident
We hired Mr. Davenport following my daughter being cited for unsafe movement involving an accident. Mr. Davenport's staff was very professional and clear in their communications with me and provided updates in a very timely manner. It was very satisfying to learn the charges were dismissed entirely, saving us lots of worry and money in insurance premiums.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
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satisfied customer
My college aged son received a speeding ticket for 96 in 70mph zone. He had already had a couple of prior traffic tickets. Mr. Davenport had my son complete an 8 hour driving class. After completion of the class, Mr. Davenport was able to get my son's ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. He was able to do so without using a prayer for judgement. This saved 5 points on his driver's license and 4 insurance points. This was well worth the attorney fee! The staff was courteous and prompt. Easy process overall!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2019
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Misdemeanor Larceny
I was charged with a misdemeanor larceny a few months ago and I worried myself SICK about it.. I didn't know what to expect. I hired Mr.Davenport, he made me feel comfortable, and told me exactly what he would do. To make a long story short.. my case was dismissed and I'm on the road to expungement. Mr. Davenport and his staff were amazing!!!
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Posted by Amador | February 23, 2019
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Helped me with dwi case
He saved me from getting 8 points on my insurance and helped me from getting a dwi on my record
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • The Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport, P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Department Instructor - Criminal Law
  • East Carolina University
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Assistant Professor of Business Law
  • Pitt Community College
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Pitt County District Attorney
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Kurtz & Blum
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Military Police
  • U. S. Army Reserves
  • 1991 - 1999
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Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Campbell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of North Carolina v. Osterhoudt
  • Court of Appeals reversed, ruling that a driver who crosses painted lines at an intersection has violated a "traffic control device" and this constitutes reasonable suspicion to justify a stop.
  • State of North Carolina v. John Narron
  • Statute upheld by N.C. Court of Appeals as constitutional, but with explanation that finder of fact (judge or jury) can depart from the state's test restuls. U.S. Supreme Court denied cert.

Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, CLE Committee
  • Member of Statewide Legal Seminar Committe
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • CLE Chair - "Annual DWI Legal Update"
  • 2017 - 2017
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • Summer Convention Co-Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • CLE Chair - "Intermediate DWI"
  • 2014 - 2014
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • Summer Convention Co-Chair
  • 2013 - 2013
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • CLE Chair - "The Ins and Outs of DWI Defense"
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Pitt County Judicial District Bar
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Pitt County Criminal Defense Bar
  • President
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Service
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2012

Publications

  • Thomas Dunne Books - St. Martin's Press
  • "First Over There: America's 1st Battle of World War One, Cantigny, May 28-31, 1918"
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Motions for Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Pretrial Motions Practice
  • 2017
  • Criminal Justice Section Annual Seminar
  • DWI Defense Legal Update
  • 2017
  • Rowan County Annual Legal Seminar
  • Defending DWI's
  • 2016
  • North Carolina Public Defenders Annual Conference
  • DWI Defense Update
  • 2014
  • 2nd Annual Masters of DWI
  • "Stops & Arrests"
  • 2013
  • Summer Convention 2012
  • "The Confrontation Clause: Blood Tests and Chain of Custody"
  • 2012
  • 1st Annual Masters of DWI
  • "Search & Seizure"
  • 2012
  • Superior Court 101 CLE
  • "DWI: Appeals by the State"
  • 2011
  • Summer Convention 2011
  • "Checkpoints: Vhere Are Zee Papers?"
  • 2011
  • Summer Convention 2010
  • "Search & Seizure, at Home and On the Road"
  • 2010
  • Advanced DWI CLE
  • "DWI: The One-Sided Appeal"
  • 2009
  • DWI Masters CLE
  • ".08 Under the New DWI Law: How to Beat the Magic Number"
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • "DWI and the EC-IR II"
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • "The ABC's of the New DWI Law"
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt's legal knowledge is vast and he knows how to pierce to the heart of the issue of the case. He also is a great guy who genuinely cares about his clients' lives. He is one of the great minds in NC DWI defense and I recommend him highly."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Davenport is a first rate lawyer. A great combination of legal ability and street smarts. Gets great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would highly recommend this attorney for anyone who has been charged with Driving While Impaired in the Pitt County area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Davenport excels in the practice of criminal law. He is highly respected throughout the state and beyond. An excellent advocate who works hard for every client."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of teaching with Mr. Davenport many continuing education classes to DWI attorneys around the State. I continue to learn from Matt each time we teach together. Matt is not only a great attorney, but a great litigator and teacher. I look forward to our next seminar together."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is one of the best DWI lawyers in the state. I'm lucky to have had the chance to take a few classes he has taught and to be able to take advantage of his knowledge. Whether he helps you negotiate a plea or you decide to take your case to trial, you can know you have one of the best with Matt as your attorney."
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Greenville Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew James Davenport
Matthew James Davenport
Criminal defense Attorney
Greenville, NC
Licensed for 23 years
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