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Experienced Advocate. Engaged Counselor. Effective Litigator.

Licensed and admitted in North Carolina State Courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina. Practice currently focused on criminal law including all misdemeanors and felonies.

Experienced trial attorney, with 1st chair experience in both bench and jury trials in District and Superior Court. Experienced negotiator, having handled hundreds of plea negotiations, including those where his client faced the death penalty.

Mr. Filliben is a dedicated Trial Attorney who is comfortable in the courtroom. He is a zealous advocate and firmly believes in making sure his clients are fully informed. He is a problem solver, who thinks outside of the box, thinks on his feet, and approaches cases with the knowledge, vigor, and ability to instill confidence in the clients he serves and achieve success in the courtroom.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    7 years
  2. Family: 25%
    7 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    7 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    7 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    7 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

20 total 

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  • John Paul Manzo

    His strong knowledge and enthusiasm for client advocacy makes him an excellent trial attorney. Moreover, his success and effectiveness is further bolstered by his dogged preparation and determination in furthering his clients' interests in court. I fully endorse Jamie.


    John Manzo Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Barbara Jane Rynne

    Jamie is one of the best lawyers for DWI and general criminal matters in the State. I have worked with him for the past year and a half and have been consistently impressed with not only the manner in which he treats his clients, but also his ability to effectively advocate for his clients in court. He is honest, experienced, knowledgeable, and an extremely skilled litigator. I highly recommend Jamie.


    Barbara Rynne Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

SeiferFlatow, PLLC

2319 Crescent Avenue
Charlotte, NC, 28207


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
10 Best "Client Satisfaction"American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
"10 Best" Attorneys: North CarolinaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Advocate--Educational Achievement ProgramNCAJ2013
CALI Award: PatentsWake Forest University School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSeiferFlatow, PLLC2015 - Present
AttorneyDummit Fradin2012 - 2015
AttorneyThe Law Offices of J. Darren Byers, P.A.2009 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Youth VillagesMember--Leadership Council2013 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense SectionAssociate Member2012 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - 2012
Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law JournalExecutive Articles Editor (2009)2007 - 2009
Wake Forest School of Law Moot CourtCo-Chair Stanley Moot Court Competition (2009)2006 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal, Vol. 9 Number 3, Symposium 2009, 239-258Patent Law and Regenerative Medicine: A Consideration of the Current Law and Public Policy Concerns Regarding Upstream Patents2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJuris Doctor2009
Pennsylvania State UniversityFinance / American StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science/ BA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
May It Please the Court-Effective Case Presentation at TrialEthical Considerations2014
Expert Witnesses: Using North Carolina Rules to Your AdvantageApplying the Rules of Evidence To Expert Reports2014
Expert Witnesses: Using North Carolina Rules to Your AdvantageRule 7022014
2014 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator ConferenceDWI Sentencing Strategies2014
"DWI Defense: Updates, the Down Low and What You Need To Know"Probable Cause2014
"Basics of DWI: Everything You Need to Know to Handle Your First Case and Get Better at Your Next "Checkpoints2013
"Basics of DWI: Everything You Need to Know to Handle Your First Case and Get Better at Your Next "Knoll2013
Strategies in Defending DWI Cases in North CarolinaEthics in District Court2012
Advanced Trial TacticsTechnology in the Courtroom2012