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David T. Courie

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

About me


     Clients come to 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. 



     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.



     We are not the cheapest law firm in town.  We don't want to be.  But we are a group of high performance lawyers devoteed 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. 



     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.  



     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.  




Fayetteville Office:

230 Green Street

Fayetteville NC


(P) 910 323 4600

(F) 910 323 3404


Head Fayetteville Paralegal

Danielle Rea:


Raeford Office:

127 W. Edinborough Avenue

Raeford, NC


(P) 910 875 3379

(F) 910 875 4030


Head Raeford Paralegal

Rosalyn Perry:







Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 24%
    20 years, 999 cases
  2. Speeding Ticket: 24%
    20 years, 999 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 24%
    20 years, 999 cases
  4. Litigation: 23%
    20 years, 500 cases
  5. Sex Crime: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Whitfield Mcgee Jr

    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.


    James Mcgee DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ashley Renee Smith

    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.


    Ashley Smith Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Beaver Courie Attorneys at Law

230 Green Street
Fayetteville, NC, 28301


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firms Award (Tier 1) 2015US News and World Report Magazine2015
Best Law Firms Award (Tier 1) 2014US News and World Report Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Criminal Lawyer (2) Greatest Around FayettevilleGreatest Around2013
Best Law Firm - Greatest Around FayettevilleGreatest Around2013
Best DWI Lawyer- Best of Fayetteville AwardsUp and Coming Magazine (Fayetteville)2013
Best Law Firms Award 2013 ( Tier 1)US News and World Report2013
BV Rated (Distinguished; Strong Legal Ability and Ethics)Martindale-Hubbell2012
Best Law Firms Award 2012 (Tier 1)US News and World Report2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Criminal Lawyer - Greatest Around FayettevilleGreatest Around2012
Best Criminal Defense Lawyer - Best of Fayetteville AwardUp and Coming Magazine (Fayetteville)2011
Best Law Firms Award 2011 (Tier 1)US News and World Report2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Reader's Choice Award Best LawyerFayetteville Observer2008
Reader's Choice Award Best LawyerFayetteville Observer2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Reader's Choice Award Best LawyerFayetteville Observer2006
Reader's Choice Award Best LawyerFayetteville Observer2005
Reader's Choice Award Best LawyerFayetteville Observer2004
Reader's Choice Award Best LawyerFayetteville Observer2001
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBeaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, P.A.1997 - Present
Special AssistantUnited States Senate1993 - 1994
ClerkJ. Rouse and Associates Attorneys1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Campbell UniversityBoard of Trustees2012 - Present
Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember1997 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Academy of Trial LawyersMember1997 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1997 - Present
Cumberland County Bar Association, Criminal Practice CommitteeMember1997 - Present
Cumberland County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident1997 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. SatiskyFelony 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. KellyCharges in State's most expensive criminal prosecution Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Campbell UniversityTrust and Estate PlanningBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FTCC DWI Awareness ConferenceImpact of Driving While Impaired DWI2012
Campbell University Freshmen ClassImportance of an Education Freshman Class2011