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Top Rated Accident & Injury, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Child Custody & Civil Litigation Lawyers in Wilmington NC

Gathering information is the first step to accomplishing your legal objectives.  You can find the information you need right here.  Our goal is to help you achieve an exceptional outcome by providing you with the information you need to make good decisions.

You will find reliable information prepared by our team of talented and dedicated North Carolina Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers, Criminal Defense Lawyers, DWI Lawyers, Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers, Divorce and Custody Lawyers and Civil Litigation Lawyers.  In addition, you can call, chat or email for immediate answers to your legal questions.

Personal Injury Law

Auto Accident Injury VictimSpeaks Law Firm is located in Wilmington, North Carolina but we work with people all over North Carolina and the southeastern United States.   We help people injured in auto and other accidents recover fair compensation.  We have acheived National Recognition by attorney ranking sites such as AVVO and Superlawyers.  Specifically, we are rated "10.0" out of a maximum score of 10.0.  We are rated  "Superb".  Superb is the highest possible rating.  We have earned the "Top Car Accident Attorney" designation. In addition, for the second consecutive year R. Clarke Speaks has been selected to the Superlawyers and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for his work in the legal field of personal injury law and criminal defense.

8 Things Your Personal Injury Lawyer wants you to know now:

1.  After an Injury:  The First Step

2.  What is the fair settlement value for my claim?

3.  What are the five biggest mistakes injured people make?

4.  Should I give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Adjuster after my North Carolina Auto Accident?

5.  Should I call an attorney about my car accident?

6.  How can I find the right lawyer for my case?

7.  What about Serious or Catastrophic injuries or Wrongful Death Cases?

8. What should I do immediately after an Auto Accident Injury? (A Checklist)

AVOID COSTLY MISTAKES:     After an auto accident, work place injury  or industrial accident, an insurance adjuster may try to talk with you.  There are critical things you should know before you have that conversation.  Prepare for that conversation by calling us now.  The call is FREE and there is no obligation.  If you choose to retain us, there is no fee unless we win.

Many people make mistakes during the first 72 hours after an injury that prevent them from recovering full and fair compensation for their injuries.  On this site you can get FREE information that will help you avoid these costly mistakes.  Also, you can call, chat or email for a FREE phone or face-to-face consultation.

Medical Referrals for Auto Accident VictimsWe also provide:

FREE BOOK:     Call to receive The North Carolina Auto Injury Book FREE (Valued at $16.95) or download it now by clicking on the Free Offer tab (right).  You can also chat (top or bottom left) or simply call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 to speak with me now.

FREE CONSULTATION:     In addition to the sources of information described above you can can call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 for a Free phone or face-to-face consultation today.  

FREE INFORMATION:     You can read any of the hundreds of Library Articles, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Blog Posts and Client Testimonials and Case Results on this site FREE. 

Super LawyerSpeaks Law Firm is Nationally Recognized

THE BEST DECISION:     Call us now. We work directly with each client through every stage of your personal injury case.  We combine negotiation skills, professional relationships, meticulous documentation and extensive familiarity with the entire process to maximize the benefit to you in your case.

Other Information:  The "Practice Safe Text" public safety initiative.

 


Person being ArrestedCRIMINAL LAW

6 Things Your Criminal Defense Lawyer wants you to know now:

1.  What are the five biggest mistakes accused people make?

2.  What are the biggest decisions a person charged with a crime has to make?

3.  How can I find the right lawyer for my case?

4.  Should I talk to the police before I speak with a criminal defense lawyer?

5.  What should I do if I my son or daughter is charged with a crime?

6.  What should I do if I am charged with a DWI in Wilmington, North Carolina?

 

4 Things your Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer wants you to know now:

1.  What happens at a Federal Detention Hearing?

2.  What does a federal target letter, criminal information or criminal indictment mean to you?

3.  What is an initial appearance in federal criminal court?

4.  How can I find the best federal criminal defense attorney?

 

Top Law Firm in Wilmington NCWe can help with:

Get FREE information before you hire a lawyer, talk with a law enforcement officer or sign any document. 

FREE BOOKS:     Call to receive The Ten Commandments of Criminal Court (State Court) or Busted by the Federal Authorities: A Handbook for Defendants Facing Federal Criminal Prosecution (Federal Court) FREE or download it now by clicking on the Free Offer tab to the right. 

FREE CONSULTATIOIN:     Call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 now speak with an experienced professional about your case.

FREE INFORMATION:     you can read any of the hundreds of Library Articles, Frequently Asked Questions, Blog Posts and Client Testimonials and Case Results on this site FREE. 

National Recognition

NATIONAL RECOGNITION:     We are nationallly recognized by Avvo, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and other local, regional, and national organizations.  Please see the Nationally Recognized box on the right column of this page.

THE BEST DECISION:  If you think you may be charged with a crime, it is best to call now.  We work directly with each client through every stage of each case.  We combine trial experience, negotiation skills, professional relationships, meticulous documentary and evidentiary review and extensive familiarity with treatment opportunities, mitigating circumstances and counseling programs to protect your reputation, your career and your freedom.

Woman being ArrestedTYPES OF OFFENSES:

 

 


Divorce Lawyers Wilmington NC

9 Things Your Divorce and Custody Lawyer wants you to know now

1.  What causes divorce?

2.  Should I get a divorce?

3.  Do I have to file for legal separation in order to get a divorce?

4.  Should I sign a separation agreement?

5.  Do I need a lawyer to get a simple divorce in Wilmington, NC?

6.  What is Divorce from Bed and Board and how will it affect me?

7.  How can I find the right Wilmington NC divorce lawyer for me?

8.  What are fathers' rights?

9.  What is your approach to divorce in Wilmington, NC?

CONSULTATIONS:  Call to consult with a dedicated and experienced divorce attorney today.

FREE INFORMATION:     You can read any of the hundreds of Library Articles, Frequently Asked Questions, Blog Posts and Client Testimonials and Case Results on this site FREE.

Speaks Law Firm is nationally recognized

NATIONAL RECOGNITION:     We are nationallly recognized by Avvo, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and other local, regional, and national organizations.  Please see the Nationally Recognized box on the right column of this page.

Top Divorce Lawyer Ashley Smith

THE BEST DECISION:  Call us now. We work directly with you through every stage of the process.  We combine negotiation skills, professional relationships, meticulous documentation and extensive and broad-based experience in order to acheive the best possible outcome for you.

When your marriage began, you had visions of growing old with your spouse. It does not always work out like that. Sometimes marriage ends in divorce. Divorce is almost always difficult.  However, you are more likely to acheive your objectives at less cost if you proceed with good reliable information.  You can find the information you need on this site or by calling (910) 341-7570.

IMPORTANT ISSUES:  Divorce is difficult because divorce affects two very important areas of our lives: our children and our finances. Sometimes divorce is brought about by misconduct and sometimes by distance. Sometimes it is simply a case of two good people who are not good together.

Top Attorney Chris T. BellYour Divorce and Custody Attorney should solve problems, not create them.

In any of these instances, it is important to secure an effective divorce attorney who understands your objectives and is will to fight to protect the things that are most important to you. Your attorney should develop effective solutions, not compound problems and perpetuate disputes. We can help you through these difficult times because of our compassionate, aggressive, creative, and cooperative approach to divorce and custody.

THE IMPORTANT OF KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge is power.  Learn how to protect yourself, your assets, and your relationship with your children. Also, learn what not to do in a divorce case. The decisions you make now will affect you and your family members for the rest of your life. Get the information you need to make good decisions. How much will my divorce cost? Can I get custody of my children? Call (910) 341-7570 today to see how we can help.


3 Things Your Civil Litigation and Real Estate Litigation Attorney wants you to know now:

Learn whether you have a case or a defense. Learn how you can manage your liability and your expenses efficiently and effectively. The decisions you make now may determine the outcome of your case. Get the information that you need in order to the make the decisions that give you the greatest opportunity for success. Do I have a case? Do I have a defense? What is involved in the litigation process? CLICK the "Civil Litigation" button for the answers to these and other questions.

1.  What should I do if i get sued or need to sue someone in Wilmington, NC?

2.  What should I do if I get sued by a bank?

3.  Should I sue the developer when the development stalls?

In addition to the sources of information described above you can can call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 for a Free phone consultation.  You can come in for a FREE face-to-face consultation with us today.   You can read any of the Library Articles, Frequently Asked Questions, Blog Posts and Client Testimonials and Case Results on this site FREE. 

We are nationallly recognized by Avvo, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and other local, regional, and national organizations.  Please refer to the Nationally Recognized box on the right column of this page.

What is the best decision an injured person can make?

The best decision you can make is to call us now. We work directly with each client through every stage of your case.  We combine negotiation skills, professional relationships, meticulous documentation and extensive familiarity with the entire process to maximize the benefit to you in your case.

 

 


Our Focus:

Every 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 whom 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—limited only by the law and our ethical requirements. We realize that nothing is more important to you than your finances, your family, or your freedom. We’re a small firm with big-firm record of success.

Please 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.

 

General Information

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

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in accident near Wilmington NC, the nationally recognized personal injury lawyers at Speaks Law Firm in Wilmington NC are available to anser your questions.  We work with people who have been in auto, industrial or other accidents recover fair compensation for their injuries. Call today for a FREE private consultation.

Auto Accidents

Speak to an experienced Wilmington NC Auto Injury lawyer by call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233.  Should you give a recorded statement?  Should you sign a release?  Call now to find out the answers to these and other questions.  The call is FREE.  There is no obligation.

Truck Accidents

The injury attorneys at Speaks Law Firm know the laws governing the trucking industry and are prepared to fight to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and property damage.  We represent people hurt in commercial truck wrecks, collisions and accidents every day, yet 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.

Auto Injuries

What you do in the hours and days after an auto accident will determine whether you receive a fair settlement or not. Call the auto accident and injury lawyers at Speaks Law Firm now to avoid making expensive mistakes. 

 

Motorcycle Accidents

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, pain and suffering and other damages.  Call now to find out how we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to under the law and avoid expensive mistakes.

Drunk Driving Accidents

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. 

Serious Injuries

If you have been seriously injured in an auto, truck or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call now to discover how we can help you recover fair compensation for your serious injury claim.

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.

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.

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. Your quick response could determine whether the claim is successful or not.  Evidence must preserved.  Causation must be established.  Our Wilmington NC wrongful death lawyers 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.

Workers' Compensation

The experienced Wilmington NC workers' compensation lawyers at Speaks Law Firm can help you get the medical attention and benefits that you need.

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.

Divorce

Your rights, assets and access to your children are our top priorities.  We can provide immediate, experienced, aggressive and strategic answers and help you protect the things that matter most.  Call or click to set up a consultation your Wilmington NC Divorce lawyer.

Equitable Distribution

You can speak to a knowledgeable, dedicated and experienced family law attorney about the fair division of marital assets after divorce.  Call Speaks Law Firm today for more information.

Child Custody

We have extensive experience with the principles, the people and the process of child custody and visitation in North Carolina.  Experience is essential to making sure you get an arrangement 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.

DWI and Criminal Defense

Criminal convictions can threaten your freedom, your reputation and your future.  Call to find out how we can put our years of success and experience to work for you.

Federal Criminal Defense

The average sentence of imprisonment in the for a federal criminal case in the eastern district of North Carolina is just under 20 years.  Call now to find out how we can help you avoid being another statistic in the federal system.

Traffic Offenses

If you've received a speeding ticket, traffic citation, charged with driving while license revoked, or any other driving offense, you need an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC, Burgaw, Pender County, NC and Bolivia, Brunswick County, NC.  These offenses can increase your insurance premiums and adversely affect your drivers license.  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. 

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.

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