Matthew James Davenport ~ Sole Practitioner

Matthew Davenport Greenville NC

Matt is Co-Chairing the Statewide Annual Convention for the NC Advocates for Justice in Wilmington, NC this June 2013.

Areas of Practice

  • DUI/DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2005

Languages

English

Education

Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • J.D.
Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration cum laude - 1997
  • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University City Kiwanis Club - Greenville, NC, Board Member, 2005 - Present
  • Pitt County Criminal Defense Bar, President, 2007 - 2010
  • Pitt County Bar Association, President, 2008 - 2009
  • Eastern NC Inn of Court, Member

Classes/Seminars - Presented At

  • Criminal Law - Search & Seizure Annual Update, N.C. BLET, 2002 - 2004
  • Business Law, Pitt Community College, 2004 - 2005
  • "The ABC's of the new DWI Law" , ECU Continuing Education for Attorneys, February 2007
  • Fighting the Magic Number - How to Beat the .08 Presumption under the new DWI Statute, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, December 2007 in Greensboro, N.C.; February 2008 in Wilmington, N.C.
  • Basics of the new breath-testing machine in N.C. - the EC-IR II, Eastern N.C. Mediation Center Continuing Education for Attorneys, April 2008
  • DWI and District Court Practice, ECU Continuing Education for Attorneys, September 2008
  • DWI - The One-Sided Appeal, Superior Court CLE, N.C.Advocates for Justice, Greensboro, NC, May 2010
  • Search Warrants, Searches, and Seizures at Home and on the Road, Annual Summer Convention, N.C. Advocates for Justice, Wilmington, NC June 2010
  • DWI Law: Winning Cases Through Teaching Judges and Prosecutors, N.C. Advocates for Justice, Greensboro, NC February 2011 and Wilmington, NC March 2011
  • "Checkpoints: Where are the papers?" NC Advocates for Justice Annual Convention, Wilmington, NC - June 2011
  • “Megan’s Law and other changes to D.W.I. Law” – Seminar Chair – NC Advocates for Justice, Greensboro, NC – November 2011
  • “Blood Test Analysis & Chain of Custody” – Criminal Masters Seminar, NC Advocates for Justice Annual Convention, Wilmington, NC – June 2012
  • “Search and Seizure”, Masters of D.W.I. Seminar, NC Advocates for Justice, Wrightsville Beach, NC – November 2012
  • Fall 2013 - "Checkpoints and Arrests,"
  • Masters of DWI, Winston-Salem, NC February 2014
  • Chairman, "DWI 101" CLE, Winston-Salem, NC June 2014
  • Co-chair, NCAJ Summer Statewide Convention, Sunset Beach, NC September 2014
  • "4th Amendment Stops & Checkpoint issues," NC/SC DWI/DUI trial lawyers seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Chairman - "DWI Masters" CLE – Greensboro, NC February 2015
  • Chairman - "DWI Defense" CLE – Raleigh, NC February 2016
  • DWI legal update – Greater Charlotte Defense Bar CLE - Salisbury, NC August 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the District Attorney - Pitt County, Assistant District Attorney, 2001 - 2005
  • Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, Raleigh, NC, Associate Attorney, 2000 - 2001
  • Pitt County Bar President , 2008 - 2009
  • Pitt County Criminal Defense Bar
    • Member: 2005 – Present
    • President: 2007 - 2010