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James Jimmy McGee - DWI Attorney - Wilmington, NCThe McGee Law Firm, located in historic downtown Wilmington, NC handles DWI/DUI law as well as personal injury, traffic, and drug litigation. We handle DWI cases in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties in North Carolina.

Mr. James W. McGee, Jr. has been a resident of Wilmington since 1990. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, then a law degree from Campbell University.  Since founding The McGee Law Firm, James McGee has primarily focused on defending DWI cases. This expertise is supplemented by his work in traffic, drug related cases and personal injury as well. He serves the greater Wilmington area, serving clients in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties.

As a longtime resident of North Carolina and graduate of North Carolina’s own Campbell University, Mr. McGee has developed an intimate understanding of both the people and the DWI laws of this state. We believe our firm can help you with your DWI case. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Membership and Association

  • Founding Member of Dui Defense Lawyers of America
  • Member of National College for DUI Defense
  • Member of North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Awards and Recognition

  • Voted Best lawyers in America by peers 2013-19
  • Avvo client’s Choice Award 2017-18
  • Teaching Faculty for DUI lawyers Association Fall Seminar- Charleston, SC 2017
  • Teaching Faculty for national college of drunk drivers: “public defenders office seminar how to try a Dwi blood and breath case” 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year DUI/DWI Defense Wilmington, NC 2015
  • Business NC Legal Elite 2013
  • Rising Star DWI NC SuperLawyers 2012-13
  • Awarded “Rising Star” in SuperLawyers in 2012 and 2013.
  • Received peer nomination from Best Lawyers in 2013
  • Awarded Legal Elite by Business North Carolina in 2013
  • Author for Aspatore Publishing Working with Witnesses: Strengthening Your Defense While Refuting the State’s Case (2012)

Advanced Level DWI Training Programs

  • Successfully completed training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police DWI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program (2005).
  • Attended and completed the National College for DUI Defense annually since 2004 as conducted at Harvard University.
  • Certificate of completion from the Masters of Scientific evidence in Dallas, Texas in April 2005.
  • Certified Operator of the CMI, Inc., Intoxilyzer 5000 Series (2005)
  • Featured speaker at 2007 DWI Conference for Lawyers – “DWI Bond Issues”.
  • Attended EC/IR II Seminar 2011 in Williamsburg, Virginia

Laws regarding Driving While Intoxicated or “DWI” differ in every state and North Carolina’s laws are some of the strictest in the nation. If you have been arrested for a DWI in North Carolina, you are going to need a tough, dedicated and knowledgeable attorney. The McGee Law Firm is known for working hard for our clients, not merely providing a cookie cutter defense based on a ten minute analysis, but finding every angle in a qualified DWI defense.

As a longtime resident of North Carolina and graduate of North Carolina’s own Campbell University, James W. McGee, Jr. has developed an intimate understanding of the laws regarding Driving While Intoxicated. This experience, coupled with ongoing legal education directed towards the latest laws, technology and defense strategies gives The McGee Law Firm the ability to provide our clients with the best representation possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.








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The McGee Law Firm | 218 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 | Phone: 910-254-0400 | Email: Info@McGeeLawNC.com

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