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Joseph Peterson

Child custody Attorney at Jacksonville, NC

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Joe Peterson

  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    60%

    8 years, 36 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    I handle criminal defense for traffic, misdemeanor, and traffic offenses.

    8 years, 50 cases

  3. Child support
    10%

    8 years, 4 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%

    8 years, 4 cases

PASSIONATE ADVOCATE, STRATEGICAL LITIGATOR, AND UNDERSTANDING COUNSELOR.

I focus my practice on criminal defense and domestic/family law. I work to find solutions outside of the courtroom but remain prepared and willing to fight for your rights as a trial attorney. Call The Castle Law Firm at to ask for a consultation. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
2018

Photos and videos

A quick synopsis on the legal meaning of the word "separation" in North Carolina.

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Heather | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, hardworking, Knowledgeable!
From the moment I had a consultation with Mr. Peterson, He had given me so much hope and a feeling of relief that I hadn't felt in over a year that I had been in the custody and divorce battle with my ex husband. He listens and fights hard for you. He doesn't drag it out and gets to the point so that your case can be resolved as soon as possible. If you hire him you will not regret it as he will 100% be an advocate for you and your cause.
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Posted by Jeffrey Lane, Sr. | December 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend this Attorney
My son, who is Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in February of 2018. He was charged with numerous offenses and needed the services of an attorney. I contacted the Castle Law Firm and hired Joseph Peterson. Mr. Peterson explained each and every charge and suggested a route for us to follow that would allow my son to keep his license and also take responsibility for his actions. I was very pleased with his representation and his firms professionalism. Highly, recommend this attorney and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great family lawyer in NC
When my ex husband decided to file a motion to modify child custody the day I was leaving to move back to California I had to find a lawyer immediately. Joe Peterson was the only lawyer that fit me into his schedule to have a consultation that day. He reviewed the motion and assured me he would be able to handle it while I moved my son and me back to California. Since then, he has handled my child custody case in NC and I have rarely had to fly back and forth. He keeps me up to date and is very informative when replying to my emails. A great family lawyer in NC and I’m glad he is able to do everything even though I live in California.
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Posted by Vanessa | April 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I originally went in for a consultation with Joseph Peterson regarding child custody, but due to unforeseen circumstances Joseph ended up fighting 3 other criminal cases that were trying to be pressed against me and we won them all. Without hesitation he willingly adapted to each situation that was thrown our way. He was extremely informative of what he would need from me, he went over the process that would occur in court, and he was also aware of what judges were best to present each case to. I felt comfortable discussing all personal issues with him and whenever I had questions he would always return a phone call or email within 24hrs. I highly recommend the services of Joseph Peterson and will continue to use them if ever needed.
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Posted by stefanie | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
awesome attorney
I hired Mr. Peterson to represent me for a motion to show cause dispute as well as a calendar date to push for paperwork to be signed. I originally found this attorney's firm through this site when conducting my search for legal representation. Mr. Peterson was professional, kind, courteous, and above all well versed in the practice of law. He knew what was feasible within the law which is what you need when you go to court. I would definitely hire him again and highly recommend him to anyone searching for a caring attorney to zealously speak on their behalf. Mr. Joseph Peterson at Castle Law Firm is the man for the job.
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Posted by Patrick | January 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Kind, understanding, compassionate, open minded, non judgmental. Clearly professional and honest.
From the minute I sat down with Joseph he was nothing but comforting and helpful. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help me with anything I needed even if it wasn’t related to the case. During the whole process he kept me informed every step of the way and ensured I was taken care. I highly recommend Joseph Peterson.
Posted by Christopher | August 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
Staff was incredibly friendly and skilled. I got a speeding ticket in a known speed trap on US 70 and they handled the case very professionally. I was able to get my ticket reduced to a mechanical violation at a very reasonable rate. I never had to take any time off work and they handled everything. Hopefully I wont; need them again, but if I did I would not hesitate to call them. Would recommend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Castle Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • 3L Intern
  • Johnston County District Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Triangle Law Group
  • 2015 - 2015

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Catawba College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Jaquetta Haywood
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • State v. Calandra Brown
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Anderson v. Anderson; 17CVD3336
  • My client was awarded primary physical custody, the children live with him.

Associations

  • Onslow County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Book Award: Constitutional Law II
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • 2016
  • Book Award: Torts I
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is a knowledgeable and dynamic attorney with an unrivaled work-ethic. He is a savvy negotiator and a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. A first-rate lawyer in all respects: passionate about his clients, smart, and knowledgeable about the system and how everything works together. He works relentlessly and digs down deep to get the absolute best result in every case - he will not settle for less. I highly recommend his services for anyone needing family law or criminal representation in Onslow Co. or the surrounding area."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A trustworthy attorney and formidable adversary in the courtroom. He is very smart, reasonable and honest. His willingness to negotiate is very beneficial to his clients and mine when we need to resolve temporary issues before trial. He has a passion for this work and I know that every client he represents is getting excellent representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Peterson's work with domestic cases ranging from equitable distribution to child support and custody, and I can say without a doubt that he is a tireless advocate for his clients. Skilled both in legal research and trial advocacy, I highly recommend his services."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Peterson is one of those lawyers who combine impressive legal knowledge with practical prowess in the courtroom. It's impressive to watch him work. A born champion, he's always willing to go an extra mile to secure a win ..."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is dedicated and diligent, and fights for his clients's rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a hard working attorney who puts his clients first. You can count on him to zealously represent you in court."
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