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Bruce A. Mason

Criminal defense Attorney at Wilmington, NC

4.9   105 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1989
    Status
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About Bruce

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Location

Mason and Mason, Attorneys at Law
514 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC, 28401

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Amy | August 13, 2021
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Superb
I consulted with numerous lawyers concerning a scenario that was ongoing. I hired Bruce Mason after reading about his selection to Super Lawyers for several consecutive years, and meeting with him. My situation compares to being lost in the jungle only to find a lion who becomes my aegis. I no longer suffered from noctambulation or constant worry because Bruce Mason was superb. He is breviloquent and eloquent simultaneously and has substantive work ethic and integrity. He is also well respected by his peers, and I suspect his intellect far surpasses that of most lawyers. If you have something going on that is incredibly important to you, I suggest hiring him. He can handle difficult cases with ease. He certainly left me in a better place after winning my case, and the only thing I would change about him is not having been in the situation I was in to begin with to need someone like him. I wish the world had more people like him in it.
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Posted by Christine | January 22, 2021
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Bruce Mason the Magnificent
Mr. Mason did a tremendous job defending me and we won! He is extremely knowledgeable and insightful due to his vast experience. Mr. Mason is a dependable, insightful and sharp attorney and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Shawn | December 15, 2020
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Outstanding Advocacy and Communication of Options
Last year, my son was charged with four offenses including DUI, Mr. Mason was recommended by a colleague who works in Wilmington and had experienced a similar issue. In our initial consultation, Mr. Mason engaged immediately, listened carefully, and made solid recommendations for moving forward. We experienced many twists and turns during the case, including pleadings during the pandemic. Mr. Mason's knowledge of NC statutes as well as his effective navigation of the New Hanover County court system gave us great confidence in his services. Throughout the process, he always returned my calls promptly, explained our legal options thoroughly, and offered excellent advice. His patience and approach ultimately resulted in dismissal of charges. Without reservation, I can recommend Mr. Mason's legal services.
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Posted by Sarah | November 15, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Mason was very helpful to me when I got a speeding ticket. He did exactly what he said he would do. He acted promptly and professionally. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Patrick | October 21, 2020
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So Glad I Came to Bruce!
Bruce was extremely professional, knowledgable, and helpful. He came to my aid and was able to get my traffic ticket dismissed, being incredibly thorough and concise throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Bruce!
Posted by Marcus | September 21, 2020
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Awesome lawyer
Mr Mason is very professional and he works very hard for his clients I would highly recommend him he's the kind of lawyer that you want fighting for you.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2020
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Bruce Mason is an Absolutely Top Notch Lawyer
Last year I was charged with three offenses in a short period of time: DUI, driving with no operators licence, and misdemeanor communicating threats, each of which were separate events and unrelated. Bruce came highly recommended by friends of mine whom he had helped out in the past. From the very first consultation I realized he was the attorney for me. Bruce immediately presented me with several different defenses and reasons why we should fight the charges. He is not a lawyer one would hire just to plead guilty. His knowledge of the law as well as the Wilmington court system is impeccable. He always returned my calls promptly and explained the laws and my options concerning them in an easily understandable way, offering excellent advice while at the same time keeping me aware that all decisions were ultimately my own. His office staff was extremely helpful and courteous as well. In the end he got two of my charges completely dismissed and the third with the most favorable outcome possible considering the situation. I can honestly say that in my experience Bruce Mason is undoubtedly the best counselor Wilmington has to offer.
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Posted by Dominic | July 30, 2020
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Restraining order
Mr. Mason was sharp and attentive with all aspects of the case. His defense techniques were extremely effective. He was able to get the case dismissed without having me testify to the unsubstantiated allegations of a vindictive person. I am more than happy with the service he provided. He is genuine and friendly and very reasonable.
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Posted by Brandi | July 22, 2020
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Amazing!!!
Bruce was an amazing attorney! For being in trouble for the first time ever, Bruce made sure that I was properly informed of all the outcomes and what would happen during court and outside of court. His office staff is super friendly and helped me in every way possible as well. I would highly recommend and go back to Bruce if I ever need a future lawyer
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2020
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Law Lion – Confident, Assertive – Charges Dismissed!
I hired Mr. Mason when my daughter was wrongfully accused of a serious crime. It was a blatant and nefariously motivated attempt to influence a child custody suit. If left undefended, this attack could have cost her freedom, future, reputation and custodial rights. It was imperative to hire the proper attorney because we may have had only one chance. My daughter and I collaborated utilizing AVVO, Martindale-Hubble, recommendations of other attorneys and of course initial consultations. Mr. Mason stood out above all the rest - he has preeminent credentials and a tremendous track record of achieving positive results for his clients. He called us back hours after our initial on-line inquiry – how is that for responsiveness? He took his time and asked all the right questions. His experience, confidence and ability to digest all the factors involved gave us immediate assurance. After speaking with him we knew he was the one to be both our shield and sword. He advised that there would be no plea bargaining and that this case would end with either a dismissal, acquittal or appeal. We put our trust in Mr. Mason and the case ended with the best possible outcome - in a dismissal and his team is already working on the expunction. I would also like to pay compliment to the support staff at Mason and Mason. They are very professional, responsive and skilled. Mr. Mason’s legal approach was pragmatic, no-nonsense, logical, and most importantly results focused as opposed to some lawyers who are money/profit focused. He is high energy because he loves his work. He is fierce and does not back down; he is a fighter for justice and full of compassion for his clients. Mr. Mason is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney who is very well respected. He has a known reputation of success and is well connected within the law community. His reputation precedes himself and I believe it influenced the outcome of this case. Mr. Mason and his team were ready to execute on his strategy which led to the case being continued twice and then finally dismissed. Mr. Mason is a respected and renowned “Law Lion” and once on your side the other side will take notice. Bruce Mason was ready to fight to fix the injustice brought on my daughter. We hope to never need his services again, but we can’t control the motivations and actions of others. Without a doubt we would recommend his services to anyone in need.
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Posted by Julie | February 12, 2020
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Bruce Mason Review
Bruce was nothing short of pure excellence in guiding and representing me in a criminal matter which He was extremely responsive and sensitive to my situation and operates with the highest level of integrity.
Posted by Philip | February 1, 2020
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Phenomenal Attorney
I hired Bruce for a DWI case. I was very nervous about this experience. Bruce was not only encouraging and thorough with my case, but also agreed that we needed to fight the charges. I cannot speak any more highly of Bruce. The charges were dismissed. I have no doubt that had I hired any other attorney, that the case would not have had the same outcome for me and my family. I wish that I could give him a higher rating than simply 5 stars. Outstanding Attorney.
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Posted by Cole | January 23, 2020
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The only lawyer in willmington that said let's take your dui to trial!
I received a dui near willmington! I called 5 or 6 others that said "It's your first offence .. were just going to plead guilty". Not Bruce! He said we need to fight this! He made me feel so comfortable immediately during my first free consultation. I felt I had the right guy on my side... a man who isn't afraid to fight if he thinks you have a chance. The evidence against me was pretty damming... or at least that's what I was told from all the other lawyers. Man's a damn genius and knows what he is doing. I don't know how he did it but he was able to get my dui dismissed while at the same time keeping me informed and keeping me calm. I saw my arresting officers faces change demeanour when they saw he was my lawyer.. it was awesome. He gave me a chance to never make that mistake again also my hard earned money I save can go to my 1 year old son and not the courts and increase in car insurance. I'd recommend Bruce to anyone... especially if you feel like there's no chance.. he will find one! He was a little more expensive than the other lawyers but... you get what you pay for! Worth every time I spent. If you want representation from someone that will do everything in their power to make sure you get the best outcome in your case.. Bruce is the man with the plan! Once again .. thank you buddy. You saved my butt.
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Posted by Brighton | January 14, 2020
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Great Attorney
Mr. Mason was an excellent attorney who I knew really had my back through my whole case. Any time I had certain questions Mr. Mason always had an answer. He was also straight forward with me, he laid out all the possibilities for my case. And on my court date Mr. Mason sat down with me and really laid out in detail how he was going to approach things in court and I felt confident in his knowledge and his preparation. Mr. Mason is a great attorney and a very nice man and I highly recommend hiring him as your attorney.
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Posted by Brian | January 10, 2020
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Assault Case
Mr. Mason handled my criminal case effectively and efficiently. Fortunately my case was dismissed due to failure of charging plaintiffs appearance for court hearing
Posted by David | January 8, 2020
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Superb, first-rate, truly remarkable
Mr. Mason handled my DWI case in 2007, the outcome of which was most certainly favorable given the circumstances. Throughout the process Mr. Mason's professionalism, expertise, availability, sincerity, and integrity remained exceptional. It was immediately apparent from our first meeting that not only did he view my case objectively, without prejudice or preconception, but also that he treated his clients with respect and dignity. During each interaction he took time to answer all my questions in detail, providing me with a with a realistic set of expectations and clear outline of my options. His legal approach was pragmatic, no-nonsense, logical, and most importantly, efficacious. Moreover, since 2007 there have been multiple occasions on which I have contacted Mr. Mason in order to seek his counsel regarding the implications of my case on applications to Professional schools, Medical board licensing, and job applications. For each, Mr. Mason promptly (notably so) made himself available to me by phone, always conducting himself as stated above. This did much to assuage my concerns, and his counsel was instrumental in the establishment and progression of my career in Medicine. Note here, that Mr. Mason's aid in this regard has extended the course of over ten years. In fact, I have called on him as recently as this current month. I would also like to pay compliment to the support staff within Mr. Mason’s practice. He consistently employs courteous, reliable, and skilled paralegals, all of whom (most importantly) act with an appropriate sense of urgency when coordinating contact with Mr. Mason. I strongly advise those considering his services to keep the immense value of such staffs in mind. In closing, Mr. Mason is a credit to both his profession and to the city of Wilmington. I cannot convey enough my thanks to him for his efforts. Undoubtedly, he carries my highest and most sincere recommendation.
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Posted by Joel | December 19, 2019
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So glad I picked Bruce Mason to represent me
This man knows the system from experience. He saved my name, my future prospects, and kept me from freaking out when I wanted to after being wrongfully charged. He got the charges dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2019
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At a crossroad and charged
I was fairly new in town, and I got charged with a DUI. Not being versed in the laws and the overall process here, I searched online for reputable lawyers to help me, and Bruce Mason stood out above all the others. During the free consultation, Mr. Mason asked all the necessary questions and he explained the overall process as well as my rights to me. As a result, I immediately hired him. The case dragged out longer than I had hoped, but mostly because Mr. Mason wouldn’t accept a plea, and I also wanted to do everything I could to prevent a charge on my permanent record. In the end, Mr. Mason got my charges dismissed, and he will soon be working to have the charges completely erased from my record. I can finally begin to move forward in my career and in life without having this heavy burden on my shoulders anymore. Thank you so much again Mr. Mason, and thanks to Mason and Mason Law Firm!!!
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Posted by Mason | December 12, 2019
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Bruce A. Mason review
Very good and easy to work with. In the consultation he explained everything that was happening with my case and told me everything I needed to know and had an answer to every question I had. Kept me updated on everything and handled everything very well and was on top of my case. Felt relief after my consultation and knew I wanted to hire him for the case. I live multiple states away and he handled everything very efficiently and I felt comfortable with everything that happened. I would strongly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2019
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Amazing Lawyer
I had to hire Bruce on with a very slim timeline. My previous lawyer basically told me to give up even though i was not guilty. I found Bruce on google and he was amazing through the whole case. I’ve never met a lawyer so devoted like he is. His prices are reasonable and worth it. HE WILL GET THE JOB DONE ! Because of him I can get my childhood mistakes erased and finally become the doctor ive wanted to be.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mason and Mason
  • 1993 - Present
  • Partner
  • Pennington and Wicks
  • 1990 - 1993

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • West Virginia University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Associations

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • top ten nationally award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist in State Criminal Defense
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2004
  • Top 100 DWI attorney in NC
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • N/A
  • ARIDE Certified
  • NHTSA
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
Endorse Bruce
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve known Bruce for some time. He is a capable attorney that looks out for his client’s interests."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Mason. He an excellent DUI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce has an excellent reputation in the area as a strong advocate for his clients. Although his practice is in Wilmington, it is not uncommon to see him in court in Jacksonville working for clients who are willing to travel the extra distance to retain his services, and I am sure they are more than pleased with the return on their investment!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is a top notch criminal defense attorney. I regularly consult him with novel legal issues. I do not hesitate to refer matters to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bruce. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is a very talented and dedicated lawyer. I have worked with him on a number of cases and have always been impressed by his knowledge, skill and diligence. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend or family member."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bruce is an excellent attorney, with broad experience and an exemplary reputation, well earned for his courtroom presence and strong advocacy. I highly reccomend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce aggressively defends his clients. He is well-respected in the legal community and gets good results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mason is a top-notch criminal defense attorney. I am confident in his ability to handle all types of criminal claims."
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Wilmington Criminal defense Lawyer Bruce A. Mason
Bruce A. Mason
Criminal defense Attorney
Wilmington, NC
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation