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David T. Courie

Criminal defense Attorney at Fayetteville, NC

4.9   146 reviews

also known as David T. Courie, Sr., David Courie

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Mr. Courie handles many misdemeanor and felony criminal charges every week ranging from misdemeanor drug, larceny and alcohol charges to felony drug, embezzlement, assault and sex offense related cases. He has over 17 years experience in resolving such cases through either successful plea negotiations or motions and trial practice. His practice is limited to privately retained cases and has included many high profile cases and clients in Fayetteville and from around the State.

    28 years, 999 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Mr. Courie is widely recognized as one of the regions most widely sought after DWI defense attorneys. He brings his experience in complex criminal cases to court in DWI cases to the benefit of his 100s of DWI clients annually. Despite the demand, Mr. Courie takes the time to explore all possible defenses in every DWI case. Actual guilt or innocence is not what's at issue. Protecting his clients rights and fighting for reasonable doubt is! Your job, license or freedom could be at stake. Call now!

    28 years, 999 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%
    Whether it's DWI, speeding, DWLR, Speed Competition or a driver's license clean up, Mr. Courie has the experience and continuing education to get you results. He handles hundreds of such matters every month and ensures the most current legal arguments and approaches are used in your case. Every effort is made to avoid a conviction and any impact on a client's driver's license or insurance points. Payment plans are available and most often Mr. Courie's client's appearance in court may be waived

    28 years, 999 cases

  4. Federal crime
    10%
    David has successfully handle 100s of DWIs, traffic offenses and criminal charges occurring on Fort Bragg that were resolved in Federal Court. David is the 2018 DWI Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for the Raleigh, Fayetteville and Ft Bragg metros

    999 cases

  5. Child abuse
    5%
    David has handled some of the areas most complex and widely covered child abuse charges in State and Federal court. he can guide you through the complex criminal issues that lie ahead and help you deal with CPS Restraining Orders.

    28 years, 200 cases

  6. Domestic violence
    5%
    David has 21 years experience defending the rights of those accused of domestic violence charges. Whether it's Assault on a Female, Trespass or a Restraining Order, David can help protect your rights, job, property and reputation!

    28 years, 200 cases

  7. Expungement
    5%
    David handles expungement for old and recent charges every single week. He knows the law, the process and allows for payment plans. Don't let your charges or convictions continue to hold back your future!

    28 years, 200 cases

  8. Litigation
    5%
    As a native of Fayetteville, Mr. Courie's knowledge of the City and its citizens and military has resulted in a real variety of cases being brought to him over the years to resolve. He has successfully handled complex injury cases, contractual disputes and hybrid civil/criminal cases in the realm of white collar criminal defense. He has also developed a state wide reputation for representing clients in local ABC matters, permitting and litigating violations with the NC ABC Commission.

    28 years, 500 cases

  9. Sex crime
    5%
    Crimes involving sexual allegations can be the most difficult to defend, because the facts in a case involving an innocent defendant can look the same as the facts involving a guilty defendant. If you are being investigated for sexual related charges, speak to a trusted attorney first and learn your options and rights.

    28 years, 200 cases

  10. Violent crime
    5%
    David has handle some of our areas most serious violent crime charges, from murder and rape to kidnapping, armed robbery and sex crimes. Call David to receive representation by an AV Rated, 10.0 Criminal Defense attorney!

    28 years, 200 cases

  11. White collar crime
    5%
    David has represented individuals and corporations in some of the region's most serious and widely reported white collar criminal cases. He is familiar with the relevant federal and state laws and the potential for civil liability.

    28 years, 100 cases

CALL FAYETTEVILLE, RAEFORD AND FT. BRAGG'S "GO TO" LAWYER IN ALL MATTERS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC!

WHEN RESULTS MATTER....

     Clients hire me seeking one thing: RESULTS! What that means differs from client to client.  No lawyer can promise you an outcome.  What I can promise you is to provide an honest assessment of your case and to turn every stone in an effort to get you the very best possible outcome.  No matter how guilty or innocent a set of facts appears in the beginning, our firm works for the win in every case. I have learned over 17 years not every case can be won.  But if you work a case with an eye towards winning, you're chances of winning, in even what appeared initially to be a no win situation, improve dramatically. And even when a dismissal or not guilty cannot be had,  working for the win will improve our chances of winning related charges and greatly reducing your punishment. 2018 LAWYER OF THE YEAR in BEST LAWYERS!  

CUTTING EDGE REPRESENTATION

     Knowledge is power. That often used saying is no more true than in the practice of law.  The lawyer with the experience, knowledge, technology and trained support staff is best positioned to provide the best legal representation.  Beaver Holt Sternlicht & Courie, P.A., has earned a reputation for these traits in all areas of our legal practice.  We stay current in breaking changes in the  law, the political landscape and relevant technology.  This aggressive and "stay ahead" approach to practicing law is reflected in our reported cases, both in the Courts and in the local and national news.  I and my fellow law partners also speak regularly at community events and with other lawyers in an effort to share new law, ideas and developing legal issues.

 

FAIR FEES AND PAYMENT ARRANGMENTS

     We are not the cheapest law firm in town.  We don't want to be.  But we are a group of high performance lawyers devoted to helping their clients.  Part of that help is quoting fair fees reflective of our experience and ability as well as the seriousness and complexity of the client's case.  We almost always can establish a payment plan that will work for our clients and allow us to be retained in a reasonable time frame.  We want to represent the clients that wish to hire us, so we will work to make it managable for all involved. In addition to traditional payment forms of cash and check, we gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, money orders and certified funds. We can also establish allotments which are particularly helpful for our deployed military clients. 

 

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION

     Advertising in the practice of law has changed dramatically over the past several years.  A lawyer with no criminal defense experience can purchase top listing on a Google search and immediately find themselves listed above attoneys who have successfully handled hundreds of cases just like that of the potential client. It is so important to do internet research and analyze the number of years practiced, the awards and honors earned and similar information.  But also ask a friend or neighbor.  Go see the lawyer's office if you can.  Take time to educate yourself on the person or firm you are going to trust to best handle your legal situation.  

 

I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING AND HELPING YOU!  

     Don't hesitate to call now.  We work to get our potential clients in on the same day of their call or whenever is best for them.  We offer telephone appointments for out of town potential clients and can pull up copies of your charges through our access to NC DMV and Court system criminal records.  

 

WHEN RESULTS MATTER, CALL BEAVER HOLT STERNLICHT & COURIE, P.A. 

 

Fayetteville Office:

230 Green Street

Fayetteville NC

28301

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Head Fayetteville Paralegal

Danielle Rea:  

 

Raeford Office:

127 W. Edinborough Avenue

Raeford, NC

28376

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Head Raeford Paralegal

Rosalyn Perry:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2019 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

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Location

Beaver Courie Attorneys at Law
Beaver Courie
127 W Edinborough Ave
Raeford, NC, 28376
Beaver Courie Law Firm
1 Spring Lake
Fort Bragg, NC
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  146 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
" Miracle Worker"
Mr. Courie has successfully helped my family on two separate legal matters. The most recent case could have been a game changer and affected my family in a very negative way for the rest of our lives. Thankfully Mr. Courie is knowledgeable, proactive, and dedicated to only producing positive results for his clients. Mr. Courie is a TOP NOTCH lawyer with realistic prices to help a middle class family like ours, evening going as far as to work a payment plan after winning our case. If you want to stay out of jail hire Mr. Courie. " David T. Courie for President"
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Posted by Todd | January 16, 2015
The Best Criminal/Traffic Attorney In The Jurisdiction
One evening I was stopped by police in Fayetteville North Carolina and received two very serious charges. I am from Greensboro North Carolina and had no knowledge of attorneys in the Fayetteville area. Once back home, I researched attorneys in Cumberland County. I wanted to find the absolute “best traffic attorney” in that jurisdiction. I visited many websites and read extensively over the next few days. One name kept coming up. It was “David T. Courie”. I decided to call his office and spoke to Anne in the office of the firm. She was extremely friendly, caring, professional and efficient. She took my information, asked all the right questions, and set up a consultation call from Mr. Courie. David called the next day. His experience and confidence were evident, even over the phone. He was personable and caring, but got to the point. He discussed potential outcomes and explained his fee. I agreed to employ him. Over the next few days I emailed back and forth with his senior paralegal Danielle. I emailed her copies of the charges and all relevant information. She too was friendly and efficient, always answering my questions directly and immediately. A few months later I received an email from Danielle and David stating that he had been able to have the charges dismissed! I never went to court. I never even went back to Fayetteville! As stated earlier, the charges were significantly serious. I’m sure there are less expensive attorneys in the area and I doubt very seriously that simply having the charges dismissed is an outcome you could expect in most circumstances. However, when I weigh the monetary, time, and emotional costs of conviction, I’d have to say that this was the best investment I've ever made. I could not recommend a professional, in any field, any higher than I do David.
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Posted by Carlos | May 16, 2024
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Mr. Courie
Great attorney! Was able to get my case dismissed! Very professional and helped me every step of the way dealing with my case.
Posted by Greyson | May 14, 2024
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Client
I had the privilege of working with Mr. Courie and their firm, and I can confidently say that they provided top-notch legal support throughout my case. From the very beginning, they demonstrated a profound commitment to being informative and reliable. Mr. Courie and their team served as invaluable intermediaries, ensuring that I was well-informed at every step of the legal process. Their ability to convey complex legal concepts in a clear and understandable manner was truly commendable, making me feel empowered and confident in the decisions we made together. Moreover, their dependability was unparalleled. Whenever I needed assistance or had questions, Mr. Courie and their firm were there to offer guidance and support without delay. This level of responsiveness gave me peace of mind during what could have otherwise been a stressful and uncertain time. Ultimately, Mr. Courie and their firm rose to my aid whenever I needed them, demonstrating not only their expertise in the field but also their genuine dedication to serving their clients' best interests. I highly recommend Mr. Courie and their firm to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Allan | April 30, 2024
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DUI court
Did amazing job with my case had one of the best outcomes I could ever hope for and very grateful for Mr courie's experience
Posted by Jessica | March 14, 2024
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The best lawyer
very helpful and answers all your question. you feel so relief once you have that consultation with him. He resolved my case on the first court date. I didn't have to do anything but explain my side. very fast and hard work. they update you on everything. I', very satisfied. great job.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
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Great Attorney
Great attorney, very professional and clearly knows what he is doing. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2024
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DUI dismissed
Got a dui with a CDL . Case dismissed after a year . Words can’t explain how excited I am that I do not have to change career paths due to charges ! Do not second guest David and his team . Results tell it all!
Posted by Gina | September 29, 2023
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Traffic violation
Mr. Courie was able to get my case dismissed. I am very pleased with the while process from the consultation, being informed throughout the situation, and to the final outcome. Would recommend 100%.
Posted by Brant | September 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Long time customer, positive results for traffic violations and two separate criminal charges.
I heard David Courie's name on a radio advertisement around the time I got a speeding ticket on Fort Liberty (Bragg at the time), NC. I used Mr. Courie's services and received a positive outcome for the speeding ticket. I have used Mr. Courie's services twice since them for criminal charges, both times with positive results. 10/10 strongly recommend.
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Posted by Luther | August 21, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
Beaver and Courie firm were able to get my case completely dismissed. From the beginning, Mr. Courie was attentive, professional, and prompt with handling my case. I am thoroughly appreciative of the knowledge and expertise of this firm. I highly recommend him as an attorney.
Posted by Mel | June 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Blessing to have this kind of help!
Beaver Courier is the first place I would call for any situation! I received a speeding ticket and I was able to do all the paperwork over the phone with them. Everyone was extremely nice! I did not have to miss any work! They represented me in court and took care of everything! I was very pleased with the assistance they provided for me!
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2023
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excellent experience
Efficient, professional, and achieved the desired result. ___________________________________________________
Posted by Sarker | May 15, 2023
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Best Lawyer and Law firm
I have had the privilege of working with Mr. David T. Courie on a few complex legal matters, and I am delighted to share my outstanding experience. From start to finish, Mr. David T. Courie demonstrated unparalleled professionalism, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcome. What sets Mr. David T. Courie apart is their exceptional advocacy skills. They possess an in-depth understanding of the law and a remarkable ability to develop persuasive arguments. Mr. David T. Courie 's courtroom presence is both commanding and reassuring, instilling confidence in their clients. Their ability to think quickly on their feet and respond effectively to unexpected challenges is truly remarkable. Beyond their legal expertise, Mr. David T. Courie genuinely cares about their clients. They took the time to listen attentively to my concerns and provided clear and honest advice. Their compassionate and empathetic approach made me feel supported and reassured throughout the entire process. Throughout our collaboration, Mr. David T. Courie exhibited outstanding communication skills. They promptly responded to my inquiries, kept me informed about the progress of my case, and explained complex legal concepts in a manner that was easy to understand. Their transparency and dedication to maintaining open lines of communication made me feel valued and respected as a client. In the end, Mr. David T. Courie achieved favorable outcomes in all my legal matters that exceeded my expectations. Their attention to detail, thorough preparation, and tireless dedication to my cases were evident at every stage. I am immensely grateful for Mr. David T. Courie 's exceptional representation and wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone in need of a skilled and client-centered lawyer. Disclaimer: This review is a genuine and unique expression of my personal experience with Mr. David T. Courie.
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Posted by Charles S | May 3, 2023
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Excellent Law Firm
I was in an auto accident, I was charged for failure to reduce speed by the NC Highway Patrol when a truck pulled into my path, truck was stopped at stop sign and just as I was approaching the driver pulled out in front of me, I literally had less than 5 seconds to bring my car to a complete stop. I was traveling 55 mph so needless to say I couldn't avoid hitting the Walmart truck.
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Posted by Michael | March 29, 2023
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Excellent attorney.
Retained to represent me on a DUI charge. Mr. Courie was honest about what could result and clearly explained how he planned to proceed. Great communication and highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2022
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Federal charges and DWI dropped
Had a DWI charge and federal trespassing charge, he was ready to fight for my case and got the charges dropped and I was very pleased with the outcome. Recommending to all my people for sure!
Posted by Page | November 2, 2022
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Page Morgan
David Courie was a consummate professional who made me feel more at ease after an initial consultation, explaining all options and potential outcomes. The firm kept me informed consistently during the case process and responded immediately to any concerns I had emanating from outside contact or notices regarding my case. I am grateful for the professional expertise David Courie brought to my legal defense and will recommend him and his firm to any member of my family should they require legal services
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2022
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Knew what he was doing
I didn’t hear much from him, but I didn’t need to. He was quick about my DUI case and it was put down as a reckless driving. I am so very thankful that I went with him. As I never needed to stress about anything. I also liked that he allowed me to set up payment plans.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2022
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A big thank you
I thank my lawyer so much . If I had to recommend they are the first on my list . If anyone's thinking about using them please do. Excellent work!!!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, P.A.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Special Assistant
  • United States Senate
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Clerk
  • J. Rouse and Associates Attorneys
  • 1992 - 1993

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Campbell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Satisky
  • Felony Attempted Murder Charge Dismissed; Plead to Misdemeanor Assault With Deadly Weapon (probation and community service)
  • State v. Jason Phillips (aka Jadakiss/Rapper)
  • Gun and Drug Charges Dismissed
  • State v. Kelly
  • Charges in State's most expensive criminal prosecution Dismissed

Associations

  • Campbell University
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Cumberland County Young Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1997 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firms Award (Tier 1) 2015
  • US News and World Report Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms Award (Tier 1) 2014
  • US News and World Report Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Criminal Lawyer (2) Greatest Around Fayetteville
  • Greatest Around
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firm - Greatest Around Fayetteville
  • Greatest Around
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firms Award 2013 ( Tier 1)
  • US News and World Report
  • 2013
  • Best DWI Lawyer- Best of Fayetteville Awards
  • Up and Coming Magazine (Fayetteville)
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firms Award 2012 (Tier 1)
  • US News and World Report
  • 2012
  • BV Rated (Distinguished; Strong Legal Ability and Ethics)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Criminal Lawyer - Greatest Around Fayetteville
  • Greatest Around
  • 2012
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer - Best of Fayetteville Award
  • Up and Coming Magazine (Fayetteville)
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Law Firms Award 2011 (Tier 1)
  • US News and World Report
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Reader's Choice Award Best Lawyer
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Reader's Choice Award Best Lawyer
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • 2007
  • Reader's Choice Award Best Lawyer
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • 2006
  • Reader's Choice Award Best Lawyer
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • 2005
  • Reader's Choice Award Best Lawyer
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • 2004
  • Reader's Choice Award Best Lawyer
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • 2001
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • FTCC DWI Awareness Conference
  • Impact of Driving While Impaired DWI
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a personable, driven, and hardworking attorney. I frequently refer clients to his firm and he always does a fantastic job. I highly recommend him for anyone in trouble seeking a knowledgeable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David has an excellent reputation for the highest quality of legal work and is a zealous advocate for this clients. My firm has worked together with David on matters; and David is sharp, courteous and professional, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice in the criminal field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I'm happy to endorse David Courie. My firm has consulted with Mr. Courie on several matters, and my experience has always been very positive. The thing that I respect most about Mr. Courie's practice is the level of care with which he conducts the front-end legal analysis for new cases. By taking the time to fully understand and evaluate his clients' unique circumstances, Mr. Courie identifies the case strategies that are mostly likely to meet his clients' goals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"My firm has worked with Mr. Courie on a variety of cases. Through our involvement with Mr. Courie and his law firm I have found him to be an exceptional attorney. Mr. Courie possess an extensive amount of experience in both criminal law and DUI defense. He is a dedicated and tireless advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Courie and his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. I have known David since law school. He has a brilliant mind, an unrelenting work-ethic, and a dynamic personality. The combination makes him irreplaceable and unparalleled in the courtroom. I consult with David on difficult cases regularly and would recommend him to anyone."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for over 17 years. He is known as one of the most outstanding criminal defense attorneys in the Cumberland county area. He is always the first person I refer clients to for criminal issues, especially DUI's. David provides them with aggressive, ethical representation. I highly recommend David."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"David Courie is as professional, knowledgeable, and talented as they come. I frequently refer clients to him with the absolute confidence that he will treat the client and their case with the utmost respect and dedication."
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Fayetteville Criminal defense Lawyer David T. Courie
David T. Courie
Criminal defense Attorney
Fayetteville, NC
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation
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