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James M. Lupton

Criminal defense Attorney at Beaufort, NC

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1992
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About James

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I commit my practice to one area: criminal defense. From traffic offenses such as driving while impaired to serious felonies, including homicides. I have defended thousands of clients and in each and every case understood and appreciated the importance and responsibility to each client. I'm committed to ensuring that the client achieves the best possible outcome.

I am the only lawyer in Carteret County certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in State Criminal law. In 2010, my peers recognized my expertise in the field of Criminal Law and included me in the Legal Elite in Business North Carolina Magazine.

I began my career as an assistant district attorney in Carteret County and for the first five years prosecuted the vast majority of both felony jury trials and misdemeanor trials in Carteret County

I am licensed to practice before the North Carolina State Courts, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the United States Supreme Court.

I grew up in New Bern, North Carolina, graduated with a degree in business from Wake Forest University in 1987, cum laude, and received my law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1992. I am a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL), North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section, 3B Judicial District Bar and has served as its president, Carteret County Bar Association, Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court, and Lookout Rotary Club.

Board Certified by the North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization

I enjoy surfing, hiking, coaching and traveling with my family.

 

 

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Location

Wheatly, Wheatly, Weeks, Lupton & Massie, PA
710 Cedar Street
Beaufort, NC, 28516-0360

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Posted by Ally | December 8, 2023
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Highly recommend Jim Lupton
Jim Lupton is an exceptional lawyer who went above and beyond for my case. His unwavering dedication and meticulous efforts led to a non-guilty decision by the judge. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have entrusted him with my life, and he did everything possible to secure the best outcome for me. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim Lupton for his outstanding legal expertise and commitment to his clients.
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Posted by Cliff | August 26, 2022
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Thoughtful and efficient
The Wheatley law firm and James Lupton offer superior legal representation! Mr. Lupton is an excellent listener, quick to grasp the essence of your case, and adept at handling all legal aspects. He responds with care and attention and is the best advocate you can have in a courtroom. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Lupton projects professionalism and knowledge in consultation and in the courtroom. It is obvious he is respected by his peers and others in the court system. He takes interest in getting to know you and how best he can meet your needs. I was fully satisfied with the result and the way in which he navigated the court system to get there. Highly recommended and sought after attorney in the Carteret County area.
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Posted by Graham | December 27, 2019
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Want results, skill, & fairness with what your billed. Get JAMES LUPTON
I was pulled over by a NC state trooper & falsely accused of multiple traffic violations that the trooper stated happened earlier that day. I hired James Lupton. He subpoena troopers video & demonstrated skill that only an experienced attorney could. My second appearance in court the case was completely dismissed & thrown out. There's lots of attorneys in Carteret County & the surrounding areas, but when your seeking a great skillful attorney that's honest & fair that won't over charge you. GET JAMES LUPTON!
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Posted by GElliott | March 3, 2019
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Excellent DWI Lawyer
My son got a ticket in North Carolina for DWI. Jim was able to get the charge dismissed and his record expunged. I have been practicing law in South Carolina for more than 30 years. I handle complex civil litigation and I try cases before juries. I say that so you will believe me when i say that i know an excellnt lawyer when I encounter one. Jim Lupton is an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Gary | October 16, 2018
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Works to get the best result that is possible for you
worked for 11 months to get the charges dismissed even though I paid him in full up front and he never asked for another dime!
Posted by MTJM | June 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
MTJM, EXECUTIVE APPRENTICE/ STEWARD and MANAGER
While in court, Attorney Lupton STOOD OUT AS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH NOT ONLY KNOWLEDGE BUT INTEGRITY AS WELL... I employed him as he reminded me of all that I was shown in childhood that TO BE A LAWYER IS TO REPRESENT THE TRUTH, REGARDLESS OF OUTCOME. HE DISPLAYED TRUE INVESTMENT, DEDICATION TO THIS PERSON< THIS PLACE< THIS CONTEXT< THIS TIME... I DON"T SAY THIS LIGHTLY --- I TRUST HIS REPRESENTATION AND NO OTHER
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Posted by Rohan | March 16, 2015
...unsurpassed level of communication, proffessionalism, and attention to detail.
pon hiring Mr. Lupton in September 2014 and working with him in the corresponding months thereafter, I quickly observed an unsurpassed level of communication, professionalism, and attention to detail. Mr. Lupton tactfully constructed a case utilizing an extensive network of peers and knowledge on my behalf which ultimately lead to the dismissal of my DWI. It is my professional opinion that Mr. James Lupton is a hard working, meticulous, authority in matters involving, but not limited to, criminal/DWI/traffic law.
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Posted by Tara | February 6, 2014
Respectable, professional, and caring lawyer
I have used Jim Lupton and his paralegal Star for a few different things in my past. Every time I have had great service from start to finish with great results in the court findings. Jim takes time to listen to each client and understands each case. Star helps also with any questions that you may have in the meantime if Jim is busy with another client. Jim is advantageous to make sure your case is heard in an appropriate and knowledgeable way for each judge to properly understand and decide on. I would recommend Jim Lupton to anyone that is seeking legal help!!
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Posted by Dee | July 21, 2013
Great Lawyer
Hired Mr Lupton in 2011 because of deployment case did not go before Judge till 2012. Mr Lupton did everything humanly possible to win my case. He went above and beyond what any Lawyer could. Thank you for saving my career in a very difficult situation!
Posted by Jim | September 6, 2012
First Time Client
Retained Mr. Lupton for my wife. Mr. Lupton was very professional, attentive, and projected a sympathetic ear to my wife's predicament. He provided my wife an aura of confidence for her to endure the court proceedings at which time she was found not guilty. Because of our experience with Mr. Lupton, and his entire staff, I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attoney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wheatly, Wheatly, Weeks, Lupton & Massie, P.A.
  • 1997 - 2014
  • Prosecutor
  • District Attorney's Office, 3B Prosecutorial District, Beaufort, NC
  • 1992 - 1997

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Wake Forest University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Associations

  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court
  • 2004 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Criminal Defense Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Carteret County Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • 3B Judicial Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite for Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2010
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Specialist - State Criminal Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Lupton in an excellent criminal defense attorney. He receives my highest marks."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Jim when he was a very competent Assistant District Attorney in this judicial district. Upon leaving the District Attorney's office, Jim quickly demonstrated that he is a master at criminal defense as well. Jim is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, and I do not hesitate to refer criminal and traffic cases to him, and I will continue to do so in the future. I wholeheartedly endorse Jim."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a strong force and competent criminal defense lawyer. He is a good man, trust worthy and diligent. I endorse Jim."
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Beaufort Criminal defense Lawyer James M. Lupton
James M. Lupton
Criminal defense Attorney
Beaufort, NC
Licensed for 31 years
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