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The Accident Lawyers, Workers Compensation Lawyers, Criminal Lawyers, and Divorce Lawyers at Speaks Law Firm are available to answer your questions in several ways.

You can call (910) 341-7570, start a "chat" (bottom left), fill out the "How can we help you?" contact form (bottom right), order one of our free publications (Free Offers on the right) or get Free information on this site. 

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The North Carolina Auto Injury BookThe Ten Commandments of Criminal CourtAttorney Clarke Speaks been helping people acheive positive outcomes to legal challenges since 1997.  He has co-authored a guidebook for the North Carolina Bar Association.  He has written two books:  The NC Auto Injury Book and Busted by the Federal Authorities. In addition, the Speaks Law Firm produces magazines (Road to Recovery Magazine), booklets and other materials on injury law, criminal law and divorce law. These materials are available for purchase at Amazon.com or for free on this site. Please call us at (910) 341-7570 for additional information.

Clarke Speaks basketball coachOutside of work Attorney Clarke Speaks is a well-intentioned youth sports coach.  He makes up for his limited athletic ability with great effort and enthusiasm.  In spite of his athletic limitations, Clarke is an exceptional lawyer. 

Clarke is also the leader of a talented team of dedicated legal professionals.  This all star team includes Wilmington divorce lawyer Ashley Smith, Head Injury Paralegal Debbie Black, Litigation Attorney Garron Micheal, Workers Compensation and Auto Injury Attorney Chris Bell, Injury Litigation Attorney Audra Dunlap, Director of Client Happiness Paisley, Auto Injury Paralegal and Property Damage Director Abby and our Front Desk Manager Yvette.  These are experienced, professional, and caring individuals who work together to solve the legal problems our clients face.  These challenges involve Injury, Divorce, Traffic, Criminal, DWI, Felony and Civil cases.

Our team is dedicated to helping you with your particular problem. We get to know our clients, and we care about the results we obtain for them. Each of us has a very specific set of skills that make us very effective at what we do.  Outside of work, we have families, hobbies and interests just like you.

To learn more about the people who have worked so hard to acheive the recognition and awards described below see About Us.

Our Reputation

The Speaks Law Firm is an award winning firm comprised of outstanding legal professionals who care deeply for our clients.  Clarke and the Speaks Law Firm have achieved recognition by national attorney ranking sites such as AVVO and Super Lawyers.  Specifically, Clarke is rated "10.0" out of a maximum score of 10.0.  Clarke is rated  "Superb".  Superb is the highest possible rating.  Clarke has earned "Top Car Accident Attorney" status by Avvo.com. In addition, for the third consecutive year Clarke has been selected to the Super Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for his work in the legal field of personal injury law and criminal defense. Recently, Clarke was awarded the National Association of Distinguished Counsel's Nations Top Attorneys designation.
Speaks Law Firm is Nationally Recognized

Our Experience

We have represented thousands of individuals and businesses all over North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  In addition, Clarke has argued before the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on several ground-breaking legal issues.  He has Clarke Speaks is the author of Busted by the Federal Authoritiesbeen interviewed by Lawyer's Weekly and various news programs.  Clarke Speaks, author of The North Carolina Auto Injury BookHe is a frequent speaker, nationally recognized lawyer and the author of the North Carolina Auto Injury Book, the Road to Recovery, ProClaim, Busted by the Federal Authorities, and The Ten Commandments of Criminal Court.   We have represented people against the state and federal governement, Fortune 500 Companies, large Universities and nearly every majoy insurance company operating in North Carolina.


Call to speak with an experienced professional at Speaks Law FirmYou will find helpful information prepared exclusively for you by our team of lawyers right here on this site.  In addition, you can call, chat or email for immediate answers to your legal questions. If you are researching in order to find the best lawyer for you, you can find what you  need here.  Finally, you can find reviews of our work written by our clients by reading "Client Testimonials". 



Our Focus:

The Focus of the Speaks Law Firm in Wilmington, NCEvery client is our most important client. That has been our core philosophy since this firm was founded in 1997. We recognize that there are hundreds of lawyers you could choose to help you with these challenges. If you place your trust in us, our commitment is to do all we can to accomplish your legal objectives. We realize that nothing is more important to you than your finances, your family, or your freedom. We’re a small firm with big record of success.

Reviews for the Speaks Law Firm in Wilmington, North CarolinaPlease take a moment to read a few of the client testimonials included on this site. These are people we have represented in situations similar to yours. We approached their legal problems just as we will approach yours...with all that we have.

Our Committment

From the coast to the mountains, North Carolina is as beautiful as it is unique. Wilmington and the surrounding areas are great places to live, work, and visit, with a rich history and charming culture.

Even though North Carolina is a wonderful place, sometimes we are faced with legal challenges. In New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties and throughout North Carolina, the lawyers at the Speaks Law Firm are committed to providing exceptional legal service whenever these legal problems arise. Founded in 1997 by R. Clarke Speaks, the Speaks Law Firm has become a regional leader in developing comprehensive solutions to complex injury, criminal, family, and civil litigation problems.

We work diligently to solve these conflicts outside of the courtroom through cooperative means. Because we work cooperatively to develop comprehensive solutions to these complex legal problems, we are usually able to reach our clients' objectives without going to court. However, sometimes court is unavoidable. We practice in different but complementary areas of the law. This gives us a broad range of experience. As a result, when we must go to court, we go with confidence because we have the experience, skills, and relationships to be successful when we get there.

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Practice Areas

Auto Injury Attorney

Auto Injury Lawyers at Speaks Law Firm are professional, experienced and effective.  We provide free information, are available 24/7 and there is no obligation.  Just call (910) 341-7570 or chat [bottom left].

Accident Lawyer

Car Accident Lawyers at Speaks Law Firm are professional, experienced and effective.  We will answer your questions about auto accident claims. We are available 24/7 and there is no obligation.  Just call (910) 341-7570 or chat [bottom left].  

Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck Accident Lawyers at Speaks Law Firm know the laws governing the trucking industry and we know about truck accident claims.  We are here to answer your questions.  We can make sure your claim is set up correctly right from the very beginning.  Starting your claim off right will help you obtain maximum compensation.  That is important because after a truck accident your bills may be substantial. We represent people hurt in commercial truck accidents in North Carolina. We focus on each case like it is our only case.  Call now at (910) 341-7570 or toll free at (877) 593-4233 for more information.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys & Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Speaks Law Firm can help.  Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries or death.  If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, permanent injury, pain and suffering and other damages.  Call now to find out how we can answer your questions and help you get the compensation you deserve and avoid expensive mistakes.


Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

We are experienced drunk driving accident and injury lawyers.  Our mission is to hold these dangerous drivers responsible for the damage they cause.  We can answer your questions and get you the compensation you deserve.  You didn't ask for this problem but you need a powerful advocate on your side.  Call (910) 341-7570 or toll free at (877) 593-4233. 

Abogado de Accidentes de Motocicleta

El objetivo de cualquier reclamación por lesiones en un accidente de moto es alcanzar un acuerdo justo. Los abogados no nos encargamos de tratar las heridas de las víctimas de accidentes de moto, nosotros tratamos con el impacto económico de dicho accidente, que en cualquier caso es de carácter inmediato y sustancial.

Abogado de Accidentes

 Nuestros abogados de accidentes están reconocidos como experimentados y efectivos profesionales en todo el país. Además de ofrecer asistencia legal, en Speaks Law Firm también ofrecemos consultas gratuitas a personas envueltas en accidentes de tráfico. Estamos disponibles de lunes a viernes de 8:30 de la mañana a 5:30 de la tarde y nuestro servicio de chat se encuentra a su disposición las 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana. Consúltenos sin ningún tipo de compromiso. Llame al (910) 341-7570, contacte a través del chat [esquina inferior izquierda], o rellene el formulario “Como podemos ayudarle?” [a la derecha].

Workers Compensation Attorney

Workers compensation lawyers at Speaks Law Firm are experienced, professional and effective.  We can help you get the medical attention, benefits and settlement that you deserve.  Call now for a free consultation.  We can answer many of your workers compensation questions quickly over the phone. We provide free information, are available 24/7 online and there is no obligation.

Abogados de indemnizaciones laborales

Si usted ha sufrido un accidente mientras estaba trabajando puede que tenga derecho a una indemnización laboral. Aquellas empresas que tengan 3 o más empleados están obligados por ley a ofrecer un seguro de indemnizaciones laborales. Estas indemnizaciones están concebidas para proporcionar un salario y cubrir gastos médicos de los empleados que han sufrido accidentes laborales.

Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in auto, workplace or other accident, we are available to answer your questions.  We are nationally recognized for our experience, professionalism and results.  We help people who have been in accidents recover fair compensation. Call today with questions about the process in general or your claim in particular.

Premises Liability

Person Injured in Wilmington AccidentWrecks, fires, falls and accidents can cause serious injuries.  Serious injuries can have a serious impact on your family, your financies and your life.  We can help you maximize your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.  Call to avoid common mistakes that can cost you thousands.

Serious Injuries

If you have been seriously injured in an auto, truck or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call now to learn what to do and NOT to do after a serious auto accident.

Abogados de lesiones, daños y perjuicios

La ley estipula que el coste de accidentes y lesiones incurridas en el mismo recae en el o los causantes del accidente. Es un justo modelo. Si estoy jugando a fútbol con mi hijo y tras patear la pelota ésta termina rompiendo la ventana de mi vecino, lo justo es que yo pague por la ventana rota. Lo mismo sucede en los casos de demandas por daños y perjuicios. Fue un accidente y la persona que lo causó puede que no tenga que ir a la cárcel, pero definitivamente debe pagar por el daño causado.

Spinal Injuries

Spinal Injuries present daunting challenges.  Your doctors, nurses and therapists will help you with the medical and physical obstacles. We can help you address the potentially life-long financial challenges than result from a spinal injury. We may be able to help whether your injuries result from a work place accident, an auto accident, medical negligence or some other catastrohic event.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury can change your life forever.  We have extensive experience in helping people who have brain injuries resulting from automobile accidents, work place accidents, industrial accidents and other accidents. Mistakes made early in injury cases can delay treatment, complicate claims and reduce compensation.  We can help demonstrate liability and prove the nature and extent of your injures. We can help get the treatment and compensation to which you are entitled.  Call now to discover how we can help you recover the settlement you deserve.


Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim arises when one person dies as a result of the negligent or intentional conduct of another. How the family responds to the tragedy could determine whether the claim is successful or not.  Evidence must preserved.  Causation must be established.  Our wrongful death lawyers take care of everything and can help you recover the compensation you deserve for a lost loved one.



Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals save lives, but what happens when the make a mistake.  The results can be devastating.  Death and permanent injury can result.  Who should bear the cost of these mistakes? 

The law places the cost of accident on those who cause them.  Call for more information about medical malpractice.

Injury Lawyer

Knowledge is power.  You can learn what you need to know here several different ways.  You can call us, chat with an online operator, contact us, request a FREE Informative Book or Magazines, or you can continue your research on this site. 

Divorce Attorney

Divorce attorneys protect your rights, assets and access to your children.  We can provide immediate, experienced, aggressive and strategic assistance and help you protect what matters most.  Call or click to set up a consultation with an experienced, professional and effective divorce lawyer today.

Equitable Distribution

If you are contemplating divorce, you will need reliable information about equitable distribution in North Carolina.   Equitable distribution is the process of dividing marital property after divorce.  You can speak to a trustworthy, dedicated and experienced family law attorney about the your particular situation now.  Call Speaks Law Firm today for more information (910) 341-7570.

Child Custody Lawyer

We have extensive experience with child custody and visitation cases in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Experience is essential to making sure you get an custody schedule that will allow you to continue to have a close and loving relationship with your children.

Temporary Child Custody

You can speak to an experienced, knowledgeable, caring attorney about your temporary custody options today. 

Separation Agreements

The attorneys at Speaks Law Firm understand the intricacies of separation agreements and divorce.  They can help you negotiate favorable terms in your separation agreement.  You must take steps to make sure that you are treated fairly.  Speaking with an experienced divorce and family lawyer can accomplish this goal.

Fathers' Rights

For years fathers have been undervalued in North Carolina courtrooms.  We have set out to change that dynamic, one father at a time.  Call to find out how we can help in your fight to maintain your relationship with your child after divorce.

DWI, Traffic and Criminal Defense

Criminal convictions can threaten your freedom, your reputation and your future.  Call the criminal defense lawyers Speaks Law Firm at (910) 341-7570 to find out how we can put our years of experience to work for you.

Traffic Lawyers

Traffic attorneys can help if you have been charged with a traffic ticket or driving offense in southeastern North Carolina. After years of helping people charged with these types of offenses, we can protect your license and insurance rates. 

Speeding Tickets Lawyers

If you've received a speeding ticket, you need an experienced speeding ticket lawyer .  These offenses can increase your insurance premiums and adversely affect your ability to drive.  We can answer your questions and help you obtain the best result possible in order to protect your license and your rates.  In addition, we can save you time, money and inconvenience. 


Anyone can be charged with a crime.  Now that YOU have been charged with DWI or DUI, your reputation, your career, and your freedom may be in danger.  The experience, effort and relationships developed by our DWI or DUI lawyers are a phone call away.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Anyone can be charged with a crime.  If you have been charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, your reputation, your career, and your freedom may be in dangerWe can help.  Our Experience, Effort and Relationships are a phone call away.

Assault on a Female

Anyone can be charged with a crime.  Now that YOU have been charged with Assault on a Female, your reputation, your career, and your freedom may be in DANGER.  WE CAN HELP!  Our Experience, Effort and Relationships are a phone call away.

Larceny and Shoplifting

Anyone can be charged with a crime.  If you have been charged with a crime, your reputation, your career, and your freedom may be in dangerWe can help.  Our Experience, Effort and Relationships are a phone call away.


Underage Drinking Tickets

Anyone can be charged with a crime.  If you have been charged with a underage alcohol consumption, your reputation, your career, and your freedom may be in dangerWe can help.  Our Experience, Effort and Relationships are a phone call away.

Felony Charges

Anyone can be charged with a crime.  Now that you have been charged with a felony, your reputation, your career, and your freedom may be in danger.  The lawyers at Speaks Law Firm can help.  You can access the experience, effort and relationships our attorneys have developed over years of practice with a phone call now.

Expungement & Expunction

If you are serious about restoring your good name and preserving your reputation, talking to an attorney will ensure you won’t be denied any opportunities legally available to you.   Call (910) 341-7570 for more information.

Federal Criminal Defense

The federal sentencing guidelines are brutal.  Fight to win. Call now to find out how we can help you avoid being another statistic in the federal system.

Civil & Real Estate Litigation

Civil Litigation is the process of resolving disputes between individuals or businesses over money, real estate, contracts, debt or some other right or obligation.  An aggrieved party may sue the other individual or business in court.  The resulting civil lawsuit must identify the parties, state the basis for relief and make a specific request for the relief sought.  A civil dispute can be resolved by a judge, a jury, an arbitrator or the parties themselves.  We can help you recover money damages, assert claims and defenses, and enforce your rights.  We can also help negotiate a favorable resolution to claims where you may have liability.  We represent Plaintiffs and Defendants in these types of lawsuits everyday.

Eminent Domain

Government agents may suggest that their offer is final and that you have no alternatives but to accept their appraisal. An experienced attorney will work to show the value of your property. Land is a finite resource, make sure that you have been fairly compensated before you lose it forever.  Call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 for more information.

Land Condemnation

It's important to make sure that you've got an experienced advocate to help you evaluate and argue against condemnation.  The attorneys at Speaks Law Firm are available to help you protect your property rights.  For more information, call (910) 341-7570 to find out how we can help.