R. Clarke Speaks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Wilmington, NC

Speaks Law Firm
 | 2808 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-341-7570
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Representing thousands of cases has helped Clarke Speaks develop a solid reputation as one of North Carolina's most effective family law, personal injury and criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Speaks has devoted his practice to representing some of the toughest cases in the legal field. As a result, he has learned to treat each client with patience and compassion during a difficult time, while building a strong case. He has experience representing businesses and individuals throughout Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, including briefs before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, the Speaks Law Firm, P.C., provides top quality service to clients in Wilmington, North Carolina.

After receiving a degree in economics in 1993 from East Carolina University, Mr. Speaks attended the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, where he earned his Juris Doctor and also received the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for excellence in trial advocacy. While in law school, he gained experience as a law clerk for the U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina and interned with the district attorney's office for the Fifth Judicial District in Wilmington.

Mr. Speaks frequently lectures at seminars for the North Carolina Bar Association and other organizations, and has authored several articles and legal guidebooks, including "Busted by the Federal Authorities," "The North Carolina Auto Injury Book" and "The Ten Commandments of Criminal Court." Mr. Speaks strives to keep his trial skills at their peak by appearing in court nearly every day.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)

Criminal Defense (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016

Email Me

To: R. Clarke Speaks
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Clarke Speaks

Admitted 1997, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.speakslaw.com/bio/debbie-black.cfm

Honors and Awards:

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Outstanding Professors of Law, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • North Carolina Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • North Carolina Court of Appeals

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Every day someone is injured in an auto accident in North Carolina. What do you do when that someone is you?If you are involved in an auto accident, you will need to make decisions quickly. You need information in order to make good decisions. Making good decisions is going to be important for you and for those who depend on you.The North Carolina Auto Injury Book is concise but complete. It combines commonsense rules for critical decision-making with solid information about the law, the process and the people involved in auto injury claims. With experience, compassion and commitment, attorney Clarke Speaks walks the reader right through the auto accident claims process. He covers the collision, the collision report, medical treatment, the insurance adjuster, settlement and more.The North Carolina Auto Injury Book is required reading for those who want a fair and reasonable settlement for their auto injuries.  Show MoreShow Less, Author, The North Carolina Auto Injury Book, 2012
  • Co-Author, guidebook for Young Lawyers for the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Author, North Carolina Auto Injury Book, Busted by the Federal Authorities and The Ten Commandments of Criminal Court
  • Speaker, continuing legal education seminars for the North Carolina Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • East Carolina University, M.B.A.
  • East Carolina University, Undergraduate Degree in Economics, 1993
Find Me Online
Office Location for R. Clarke Speaks

2808 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: 910-341-7570

 

R. Clarke Speaks:

Last Updated: 11/11/2014

Page Generated: 0.11781001091003 sec