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Michael C. Fitzpatrick

Criminal defense Attorney at Greenville, NC

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Mike Fitzpatrick, Michael Fitzpatrick

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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About Michael

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HIGH QUALITY, AGGRESSIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION!

I’ve been licensed to practice in North Carolina for quite some time. During that time my staff and I have helped hundreds of people with their criminal charges. Each person we’ve helped had their own individual needs and wants, but over time one thing became clear:

 

At the end of the day, most people want an attorney they can trust will take care of them. Every day when I wake up and put my suit on, I am ready to do whatever it takes to make sure your life stays on your desired path.  I practice law with one goal in mind:

 

To give clients the best representation possible, which is what they need and deserve. In my experiences, I’ve learned a couple of important things about choosing a lawyer.

 

First, there are attorneys out there who don’t perform as promised.

 

Second, having a good attorney on your side could be the difference between a terrible outcome and a great one.

 

When you seek legal representation, it is extremely important to look at more than just the number of years the attorney has practiced law.  When you work with me, you get the legal experience and aggressive representation that your case deserves.

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

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The Fitzpatrick Law Firm

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Austin | August 12, 2014
Best Attorney in Greenville, NC
Michael Fitzpatrick Mr. Fitzpatrick has been excellent in assisting me with my legal matters. He is kind, respectful, and determined to get the best results for you. Mr. Fitzpatrick always was just a phone call away to answer any questions I had. He cares about you as a person and does not judge. He is honest and will tell you what the issues at hand are and will work extremely hard to insure that the outcome of your case is the very best possible. I have had various attorneys before and Mr. Fitzpatrick is by far the best. I definitely would recommend Mr. Fitzpatrick as an attorney to fight for you in any type of legal case. Thank you very much Mr. Fitzpatrick for your aid and support in my time of need.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Well Worth The Money!!!
I was recently charged with Assault Inflicting Serious Injury. After meeting with Mr. Fitzpatrick, I immediately felt comfortable with my situation and knew that I was in good hands. Mr. Fitzpatrick was able to get my charges dismissed before my second court date and I am now in the process of getting them expunged from my record. I would highly recommend him to anyone charged with a criminal offense!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
You couldn't ask for better than Mike
This person is one of the most kind and trustworthy people you will ever meet. He is very smart, he gets amazing results, and I would trust him with any problem I had. If any person in my life needed an attorney, I'd recommend him in a heartbeat.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2015
I Fully Trust Michael to Represent My Son Well - Part 2
After working on my son's behalf to defer his prosecution for 5 months, his charges have now been dismissed, as Michael had assured us. We have continued to trust his advice and efforts, while he has appeared in court on my son's behalf without my son having to be present, since we live out-of-state.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2014
I Fully Trust Michael to Represent My Son Well
Mr. Fitzpatrick is currently handling my son’s combined civil / misdemeanor criminal matter. Since this is the first time we have ever been in such a situation, he has been very responsive and considerate in answering our questions and concerns regarding the process. He is very knowledgeable, professional and personable. When my son returned to NC to surrender to an arrest warrant, Mr. Fitzpatrick smoothed the way so that the process was quick and as stressless as possible for my son. I fully trusted him to appear on my son’s behalf at court hearings, since we live a distance from NC. During the most recent hearing, Mr. Fitzpatrick secured a deferred prosecution to a later date at which time we anticipate that, with Mr. Fitzpatrick’s representation, the charges will be dismissed and my son’s record can be expunged.
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Posted by Matt | October 5, 2014
Review for Michael C. Fitzpatrick
I have nothing but positive things to say about Mike. He is very knowledgeable and easy to speak to. He is currently handling a case of mine. From the very beginning, he has made me feel comfortable that I have someone doing their best job for my defense. He even did my girlfriend and I a favor and took care of a traffic violation issue that she had. I have already referred a couple friends of mine to him and they have all been more than satisfied with the results. I would recommend anyone to Mike that needs legal assistance in North Carolina.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2014
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During a stressful time, Mr. Fitzpatrick and his office moved with a sense of urgency, kept me well informed, and made the situation seem much more manageable. The outcome was also best case scenario. I was very pleased with the professionalism, professional ability, and courtesy with which they handled my situation. Thank you very much.
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Posted by Skyler | August 13, 2014
Best lawyer in Greenville,NC
Mike has helped me numerous times, each time the ticket or charge has been handled with no effort on my part and no headache. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a trustworthy lawyer that gets the job done.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2014
Great Lawyer, Great Guy - Ticket Dismissed
I had recently retained Mr. Fitzpatrick as my lawyer for a drinking ticket, and I definitely made the right choice. It was my first experience with a lawyer, so Mr. Fitzpatrick made sure that I knew exactly what was going on and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. He was always available when I had any questions, and was just an all-around great guy. Mr. Fitzpatrick was able to get my ticket dismissed, so it was definitely money well-spent and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2014
Satisfied Parents
Mr. Fitzpatrick represented our son regarding his felony drugs charges. He was able to find errors that were committed during the investigation and was eventually able to get our son's charges dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2014
Would highly recommend Mr. Fitzpatrick!
I would highly recommend Mr. Fitzpatrick! He handled a case for my brother and did an excellent and timely job. We were so pleased with his services that we have retained him and his staff to handle an expunction for my brother and trust they will do a great job!
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2014
A Highly Trusted Professional
Mike is a highly trusted attorney. His calm and professional nature was very reassuring during a difficult time for our family. He worked with the ADA and judge to get our son's charges dismissed and filed for expunction. He kept us informed and provided valuable support throughout the process. The entire staff was courteous and responsive to our needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
purchasing a stolen firearm
Hello everyone. I would like to say I highly recommend this guy. I honestly don't know much about the system. Never been in any real trouble other then random speeding tickets until recently. FELONY CHARGE. I was definitely upset with myself the first and last mistake. The first lawyer I had for my case didn't seem interested at all. I felt more afraid and concerned that I wouldn't get off, even tho I honestly didn't do anything to begin with. MR. Fitzpatrick was my second choice the office was well organized and his secretary was extremely friendly and made me feel right at home. Shortly after Fitzpatrick arrived introduced himself he immediately listen and took charge. pulled out the pen in pad and begin working on my case. its like I knew this man had my back full throttle. I automatically felt I made the correct choice. He cleared my name and got my case dropped less then a week. I was relieved I couldn't thank him enough ...must say his services dont come cheap, but hey its well worth every penny in the end.. Thanks Again!!
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Posted by Katharine | June 25, 2014
Highly Recommend
Mr. Fitzpatrick was compassionate and professional. I needed guidance and he was someone I felt I could trust. He listened to me and I always felt like he gave me as much time as I needed at our meetings. I would highly recommend Mr. Fitzpatrick.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
Helpful and reliable!
Mr. Fitzpatrick and his staff were extremely helpful when they helped me with a minor criminal charge last year. Since I'm in college, I really didn't know much about the court system, but he helped me understand the process. Not only did he get my charge dropped, but he also helped me get it off my record. I would definitely tell my friends to use Mr. Fitzpatrick if they ever get into trouble!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Fitzpatrick Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Foster Fitzpatrick
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Foster Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cannon Law Offices
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Cannon Law Offices
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Michigan Tax Tribunal
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Capitol Law PLLC
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. W.L.
  • Time served
  • State v. J.P.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. C.K.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pitt County Criminal Defense Bar
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pitt County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2011 - Present
  • Wills For Heroes
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Vice President
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Clients Choice Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (44)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent criminal defense attorney who handles a variety of traffic matters, felonies, misdemeanors, and federal criminal matters. Attorney Michael Fitzpatrick gets great results for his clients due to his honesty, experience and dedication to his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor and someone who handles state criminal defense work, I can't recommend Mr. Fitzpatrick enough for federal criminal defense. He works indefatigably for his clients charged in federal court all over eastern North Carolina, and always gets the best outcome possible. If you or a family member are charged in federal court, you need Mike Fitzpatrick on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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 | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and recommend him highly for your criminal defense issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Fiztpatrick is a well-respected attorney in his field; I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His legal knowledge is proven and he will be a terrific hire for anyone in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an extremely talented and respected attorney in the legal community with a well earned reputation for being a fierce warrior in the courtroom. He truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fitzpatrick is a very knowledgeable and competent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney with a great reputation among the bar. He is well respected in the community and always delivers top notch service to all of his clients."
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