About our Law Firm in Raleigh

If you face criminal accusations in Wake County, whether felony or misdemeanor, federal or state, the most important decision you can make is to hire an attorney — and not just any attorney.

You want a lawyer with extensive experience and an in-depth knowledge of the courts in the Raleigh area. You want a lawyer with the broad range of skills necessary to attain the best possible result, whether they require tough negotiation or excellent courtroom presence. You want an attorney dedicated to you, who will answer your calls and make sure you are continually updated throughout these confusing proceedings.

At the Coolidge Law Firm, we are completely dedicated to defending the rights of those accused of breaking the law in Wake County, whether the offense is a traffic violation or a violent felony. We value communication, and are dedicated to answering your questions 24/7.


David A. Coolidge Criminal Defense Attorney

David A. Coolidge, Jr., leads the firm. Mr. Coolidge graduated in the top 5 percent of his class at Duke University. Instead of opting for a high-paying corporate counsel job, he dedicated himself to fighting for the rights of the accused.

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Paul Elledge Criminal Defense Attorney

Paul Elledge is a criminal defense attorney at Coolidge Law Firm.

Born and raised in Browns Summit, North Carolina, Paul took an interest in politics and philosophy at an early age. During his undergraduate years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he studied History and Political Science before ultimately graduating in 2001 with a degree in English and a minor in Business Administration.

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Brent Blakesley Operations Manager

Brent Blakesley is the office manager at the Coolidge Law Firm. He is a graduate of Duke University, where he received bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Linguistics, with a minor in Music.

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Eric Valencia Client Relations Coordinator

Eric Valencia is a legal assistant and the client relations coordinator at the Coolidge Law Firm. He keeps all of our clients informed throughout the entire court process.

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John Thomas Legal Assistant

John Thomas is a legal assistant and accounts payable manager at Coolidge Law Firm. John also maintains the firm calendar and attorney court schedules.

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Client Testimonials

  • 5 stars
    David Coolidge is a wonderful attorney! I hired him twice for two different cases that I had which were only 2 months apart. He's very thorough and efficient. I was even able to reach him after hours through phone calls, texts, and email. Hopefully I never need his services again but if I am in a similar predicament I would most definitely hire David again.
    - Tiffany C.
  • 5 stars
    Excellent Customer Service. I had a Speeding ticket and they resolved it positively with no points on my Driver License. They represented me in Court and by midday on the Court date, they had updated me on the outcome. Very efficient service. I highly recommend them if you are in need of Legal Services.
    - Stephen O.
  • 5 stars
    I got a speeding ticket for going 17 over. They sent me a letter in the mail explaining that I could plead improper equipment and get no points on my insurance or license. They even gave me the fees straight out on the letter including court costs. They represented me and made the ticket go away.
    - David G.
  • 5 stars
    I cannot say enough about Attorney Coolidge and his staff. He’s handed several matters for me and in every instance he has exceeded my expectations. He even answered a frantic call from me on a Saturday night. I called in desperation not really expecting an answer. Mr. Coolidge delivered on all that he promised and more. I highly recommend.
    - Craig S.
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