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Steven M. Laird

Criminal defense Attorney at Jacksonville, NC

4.6   24 reviews
  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 4 years
    North Carolina - NC 14 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Steven

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Steven Matthew Laird has been an practicing law since August of 2009. Mr. Laird's practice areas include civil and criminal litigation.  Mr. Laird defends misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, misdemeanor and felony probation violations, DWIs, and misdemeanor appeal cases in both district and superior court.  Mr. Laird also handles absolute divorces, wills, and small claims cases.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Laird attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate degree. There, he double majored in Political Science and Psychology whereas he received a BA in both of those study areas in 2006. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, Mr. Laird attended Campbell University-Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and became a member of Phi Delta Phi.  Mr. Laird received his Juris Doctorate in May of 2009 and passed the North Carolina Bar Exam in July of 2009. Mr. Laird is a member of the 4th District Judicial Bar and has been since 2009.

Location

Laird Law PLLC
718 Court St.
Jacksonville, NC, 28540

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by Mark | November 6, 2019
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MARK FANUS
STEVE DID A FANTASTIC JOB FOR ME HE KEPT ME INFORMED ABOUT MY CASE COMPLETELY FROM START TO FINISH. MY CASE HE HANDLED WAS ABOUT ME PASSING A SCHOOL BUS NOT PAYING ATTENTION AND HE GOT MY CHARGE DROPPED TO JUST PASSING A VEHICLE UNLAWFUL. AS A RESULT ON RECEIVED NO POINTS ON MY RECORD OR INSURANCE AND JUST HAD TO PAY COURT COSTS. I NEVER HAD TO APPEAR HE HANDLED EVERYTHING AND NITA IN THE OFFICE WAS AWESOME AS WELL. THANK YOU STEVE FOR EVERYTHING YOU AND YOUR FIRM ARE THE VERY BEST. ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GREAT LAWYER HIRE STEVE AND HIS CHARGE WAS VERY REASONABLE. A VERY HAPPY CLIENT. MARK
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Posted by Lisa | August 12, 2019
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Professional
I hired Steven to represent me for a traffic ticket I received while I was in NC. His staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Steven was great, to the point and available for questions. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
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Excellent
I was speeding 78/55.and he finished the case without any points. He did a very good job.
Posted by DONNIE WILSON | November 28, 2017
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Job well done
We hired Mr. Laird to handle some outstanding tickets in Onslow County that were from 2003. We had tried to deal with the State directly, but were getting the run around and were told we would have to appear for a hearing. Mr. Laird had the charges reduced and we were able to pay the fines online and clear the record in the State. Thanks so much. We would strongly recommend Mr. Laird as someone that can get the job done.
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Posted by Zach | November 11, 2017
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Did exactly what he said he would do
I received an ad for Steven Laird's services after my speeding ticket and was attracted by his low prices. He promised to have my ticket reduced to where I would not have increased insurance or points on my license. Just hours after my court date I received an email from him saying that he was successful in delivering what he promised. I am thankful for his services and would highly recommend to anyone.
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Posted by Crystal | August 30, 2017
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Quick and courteous!
Thank you so much to Steve for handling my speeding ticket on such short notice. He communicated with me and kept me informed and handled everything quickly and courteously!
Posted by Michelle | August 30, 2017
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Speeding Ticket
My son got a speeding ticket in North Carolina. A speeding ticket in North Carolina is extremely high. I hired Steven Laird to help reduce the fines and penalties of insurance. Steve was a great communicator. He always kept us in the loop and answered all my emails in a very timely fashion. Steve got my sons ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, meaning no points on his license or increases to his insurance rates. I would hire Steven Laird again in a second. (But, hopefully I don't have to)
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Posted by Jose | July 20, 2017
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Took care of Speeding Ticket with a quickness.
I hired Steve to take care of a speeding ticket I received while being a designated driver for my friends. Visiting from California, I was not familiar with the area. Steve got my ticket reduced to an improper equipment ( Moving violation). This will save me a lot of money in increased insurance cost. Thank you Steve for taking care of this 19 year Active duty Navy Sailor.
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Posted by Benjamin | June 20, 2017
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Speeding Ticket
Was extremely pleased in how this attorney and staff followed up with me so I would not have extra expense relative to the court's schedule. They prompted me in my busy life to make sure details did not fall through.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
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Walker
I give this attorney very high marks. My son received a ticket; within the week we received the correspondence from Me. Lairds office. He answered the phone, which impressed me, answered all my questions very pleasantly and was more reasonable in price range than the other letters I received. He handled the case in a Timely manner and emailed my results. I would recommend his firm for tickets and will use him from now on in the event we need an attorney.
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Posted by Clayton | April 23, 2017
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Very Pleased
Mr. Laird and the entire Sullivan Law team were extremely polite and did exactly what they said they would do. They kept me up to speed on the progress of my daughters case and contacted me when it was disposed of. Highly recommend the entire Sullivan Law firm team!
Posted by Dixon | February 15, 2017
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Steve Laird , the best lawyer I could ask for..
Steve Laird , is a great , straight-forward attorney who represented me in the highest form of professionalism. Mr.Laird paid attention to details and persistence in all aspects. Showing embody his genuine character and passion for success. Mr.Laird was court appointment to me he took care of my case within a few timely manner, and got it dismissed. Couldn't ask for a better attorney, Thank you
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Posted by Nick | February 6, 2017
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Traffic indiscretions
I hired Steven on multiple occasions to take care of traffic, speeding, and criminal offenses. Truly a lawyer that can be counted on. Remained professional at all time, personally returned phone calls, and was successful in reducing all punishments I received. I have already referred people I know to Steve and I will continue to do so.
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Posted by Armstrong | December 8, 2016
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Emotional Driver
I have used Mr. Laird 3 times in my life. Each time he made me feel legal prepared and covered. 1 out of 3 was for my spouse and they were all ticket situations. Going into each situation me nor my spouse had ever been in any type of legal situations. I was very mind easing to know we had someone who would be honest and cost effective on our side. I hope that we never have any legal situations however if so it's nice to know that we have Steven Laird to represent us. Thanks So much for the amazing team of Steven Laird!!!
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Posted by Josh | June 14, 2016
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Just As He Said
Mr. Laird was prompt in responding to my request for information and a quote. He was direct with the information I requested and performed the service sooner than I had expected. There was no need to check behind him, he informed me when the matter was resolved and that the outcome was just as he intended. I am thankful for both his efficiency and professionalism. I would highly recommend his services. Josh Speeding in Onslow County
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Posted by Sarah | May 30, 2016
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Reasonable and attentive
Steve was hired for a false claim against me in the midst of a bitter divorce with an abusive and vindictive ex, who was trying to continue to harass and abuse using the court system. Steve charged a reasonable fee, commiserate with the fairly low amount of work involved in the matter I hired him to defend. He also worked with us in making the payment. I already was using the firm for my divorce and custody. Steve listened to the whole situation, even the parts that weren't really relevant to the case at hand. He handled the charge well, was very calm and collected, and really showed the absurdity of the charge. Ultimately we did receive a not guilty verdict.
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Posted by Alex | February 12, 2015
Kept in the loop
Steve always kept in touch and was easily accessible. He was in court on time and answered all my questions. He made my case very clear to the jury and I was found not guilty in my criminal case. Steve was very personable and and knowledgeable, I highly recommend his experience.
Posted by Cory | January 13, 2015
Professional and Knowledgable
Mr. Laird handled a suspected DUI for me. It being the only time I've ever had a legal matter I was extremely nervous and he walked me through everything and explained in detail the process as well as all possible outcomes. He kept me informed about everything that was going on and any updates. By the conclusion my case was dismissed. I was exceptionally impressed with how professionally he handled the case and how the circumstances of the traffic stop were taken into consideration. Prior to obtaining Mr. Laird I had spoken with three other attorney's who had informed me my chances of anything but conviction were slim to none. His knowledge of the traffic laws and consideration of the circumstances are what made the difference.
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Posted by Bryson | January 7, 2015
Attentive, professional and capable attorney
As a fellow attorney, I hired Steve to assist me with a traffic ticket I received while at the beach. Steve was able to obtain a great result and I would use him and his firm again if needed. Thanks Steve!
Posted by Brian | December 2, 2014
Courteous and Professional
Mr. Laird has taken care of several traffic cases for me and his honesty and integrity are unsurpassed. Mr. Laird was always available if I had questions. Although he did not always answer my phone call he did get back to me in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Mr. Laird for all your legal needs.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sullivan Law PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sullivan & Snow, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2014

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of North Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • University of North Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • 4th Judicial District Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Onslow County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 10 Best Client Satisfaction 2 Years
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Steven
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor, I worked against Mr. Laird in many cases in juvenile court and adult court. Mr. Laird is almost always the first attorney to arrive in any courtroom and zealously advocates for his clients. His extensive legal experience, particularly in juvenile court, makes him an excellent choice for anyone in need of a high quality defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is a very good attorney. He works hard to represent his clients and tries to obtain the best result available for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very conscientious and hard working lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is a great lawyer with a great firm. I recommend his services to anyone who is in need of a quality lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Laird is a client first focused attorney. Mr. Laird is quick to handle any traffic, dwi or criminal matter and is an excellent trial attorney. Mr. Laird is a local Jacksonville resident and devotes himself to helping his clients no matter how difficult their legal issue may be."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was an Assistant District Attorney when I met Steve Laird, and I can tell you that he is an effective advocate. Do not hesitate to take advantage of his abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Steve is the most experienced Associate in our firm and works very hard for his clients. His talents in preparing for trials is top notch and he will always look for the best possible defense for our clients' cases. Rest assured you are getting quality defense when represented by Mr. Laird."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Steve off and on now for over two years. He is an extremely knowledgeable and creative attorney. Steve strives to obtain the best result for his clients and he is readily available and an effective communicator. If you are charged with any traffic or criminal matter, I would not hesitate to contact Steve!"
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Jacksonville Criminal defense Lawyer Steven M. Laird
Steven M. Laird
Criminal defense Attorney
Jacksonville, NC
Licensed for 14 years