David A. Coolidge Criminal Defense Attorney


OFFICE: (919) 239-8448

EMAIL: david@nccriminallaw.com

  • Juris Doctorate, Duke University School of Law with High Honors
  • Order of the Coif – Top 5% of Graduating Class.
Work Experience:
  • Court Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney – Felony and Misdemeanor Cases
  • Private Practice – Criminal and Traffic Defense
  • Advanced DWI Challenging & Using Expert Witness Testimony
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Field Sobriety Testing
  • Defending DWI’s: Common Issues in Trial and Sentencing

David A. Coolidge

avvo top attorney criminal defense
When you are charged with a North Carolina felony or misdemeanor, the most important decision you will make is hiring a criminal defense attorney.

You need to work with a criminal defense lawyer who is experienced, skilled and passionate about seeking justice for his clients. You need a lawyer who will also pay close attention to your concerns, answer your calls and keep you updated about your case.

You need a lawyer exactly like David Coolidge, the founder of The Coolidge Law Firm.

Raleigh criminal defense lawyer David Coolidge brings to his clients a strong academic background. David graduated in the top 5% from the Duke University School of Law, which is one of the top law schools in the country. As a student, he received top-notch training both inside the classroom and in the field.

As a result of graduating in the top 5 percent of his class, David was inducted into the Order of the Coif, a prestigious honor society that counts U.S. Supreme Court justices and other giants of the legal profession among its members.

Instead of going to work for a corporation or a government agency, David chose to dedicate his legal career to representing people just like you – students, professionals, retirees, and anyone else charges with a criminal offense who has suddenly become a “defendant” facing criminal charges.

David is committed to looking into all legal options. He is a tough negotiator who seeks fair and reasonable plea agreements if they will serve his client’s best interests. If an adequate plea cannot be attained, he’s ready to put his trial skills to work in the courtroom. His goal in every case is to protect his client’s rights and to secure the best possible outcome.

In addition to representing clients, David is an active member of several of the state’s legal organizations, including the N.C. Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, N.C. Advocates for Justice and Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers. He also regularly volunteers with The Healing Place and Durham Rescue Mission.

In David’s view, communication with clients is a top priority. That’s why The Coolidge Law Firm prides itself on being a full service, 24/7 law firm. The Coolidge Law Firm is just a phone call or a click away from clients in need of immediate legal assistance.

Facing Criminal Charges in Wake County?

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Wendell, or anywhere else in Wake County, contact The Coolidge Law Firm today for a free consultation by calling (919) 239-8448.

Professional Associations:

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers

Volunteer Service:

  • Durham Rescue Mission
  • The Healing Place


Client Testimonials

  • 5 stars
    I can not say enough good about David Coolidge and the Law Firm! From the moment of our 1st interaction, I could tell that David TRULY cares and has a passion about the cases he takes on. I was anxious and nervous about my case from the beginning. David immediately showed his support and listened with an empathetic ear. From that moment on, I felt as though I knew I could trust him to put his whole heart into helping me with my case. He is intelligent, kind and completely nonjudgmental. He will listen to you and is so very supportive. I really felt, and still do, that he really cared about helping me. His passion for his work and in helping others shines. We VERY HAPPILY, had a GREAT outcome from the case and I could not be happier. As I told him when we left the court room that morning... “David, you have changed my life forever”. I would recommend David and this Law Firm to EVERYONE who is reading this review.
    - Brian L.
  • 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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