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Joel Merritt Wagoner

Criminal defense Attorney at Wilmington, NC

4.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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It is rare to find a highly accessible criminal justice lawyer who also obtains jury trial experience. Attorney J. Merritt Wagoner has both, and more. He earned his J.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2004, and soon applied his knowledge in the courtroom. Since opening The Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in 2006, Mr. Merritt Wagoner has established a well-respected, positive reputation in the legal community. He has successfully fought complex cases such as drug crimes, sex crimes, and violent felonies, to name a few. Attorney Merritt Wagoner utilizes his unique, cutting-edge legal insight to fight for favorable results on his clients’ behalves. Clients can even contact Mr. Merritt Wagoner on his personal mobile number around-the-clock to stay informed and confident about their legal case. To learn more about how he can help defend your criminal case, contact The Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C. for a free, same-day consultation!


The Wagoner Law Firm, PLLC
401 Chestnut Street, Suite K
Wilmington, NC, 28401-4528

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Posted by Jennifer | May 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
traffic ticket dismissal
Waggoner was very responsive and easy to work with. Affordable pricing. Got a speeding ticket dismissed for me to keep off my driving record. Worth every penny!
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Hello my boyfriend had gotten into some trouble with a hit and run and driving with a suspended license. He already had some problems in the past as well. He just wanted to move on with his life and get out of trouble. I talked to several different attorneys and did not like their success rates. I spoke with Mr. Wagoner he answered all of my questions with ease and not irritation. I hired him on the spot! He got the two charges dismissed! Mr. Wagoner is a great attorney he communicated and did an excellent job. I would hire him and only him for any future services (hopefully there will be none) but if so he will be my first call!
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Posted by John | November 25, 2014
Horrible lawyer
I was a client for Merritt back in 2010 and he drugged my case out till the summer of 2012 and did absolutely nothing for me. Pleas guilty on my behalf and I blew a .08, he did not whatsoever try to fight for me and stole $1500 dollars from me basically.


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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
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"I endorse Joel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
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"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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