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Bruce A. Mason

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Wilmington, NC

Mason, Mason & Smith Attorneys at Law
514 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-444-3505
Fax: 910-341-7919
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney Bruce A. Mason is a partner with Mason, Mason and Smith Attorneys At Law, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Nationally ranked as among the leading trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Mason focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense, and he provides unmatched and effective counsel and support to clients throughout New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties and the surrounding areas who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

Mr. Mason is a certified specialist in state criminal defense from the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization and Advanced Roadside Impaired Enforcement certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Over the course of his legal career spanning more than 30 years, he has achieved a long record of securing successful results for his clients, obtaining numerous acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for those accused of a wide range of criminal matters, from DUI to homicide.

Along with criminal defense, Mr. Mason also has extensive experience handling matters involving family law, civil litigation, and personal injury. At all turns, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and interests while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes possible on their behalf, and he has earned a reputation for his outstanding legal abilities and irreproachable ethical standards.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Mason has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with designation as a Top 100 DWI attorney in North Carolina from the National Advocacy for DUI Defense and consistent top ten rankings from the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers as well as Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo and numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

After graduating magna cum laude from West Virginia University in 1986, Mr. Mason attended the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1989. He serves as a Criminal Justice Act panel member, and he is active with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the North Carolina State and New Hanover County Bar Associations, among his other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Bruce A. Mason

First Admitted: 1989, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • "Excellent" Rating by Martindale Hubbell 
  • Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Carolina, 1989
  • C.J.A. Panel, Member 

Educational Background

  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, B.S, Honors: magna cum laude, 1986

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified specialist in State Criminal Defense, 2004
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Office Location for Bruce A. Mason

514 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: 910-444-3505

Fax: 910-341-7919

Last Updated: 6/30/2022

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