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Mr. William Joseph Kennedy III

Mr. William Joseph Kennedy III

Cummings & Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • North Carolina
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Joe Kennedy is a former prosecutor who has successfully handled tens of thousands of criminal cases in this district, including hundreds of DWI trials. He has attended concentrated training courses in a variety of areas, including the Intox EC/IR II (Intoximeter) Operator School Conducted by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, as well as DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing promulgated by NHTSA. Joe Kennedy has lived in Carteret County since 2009 and resides in Morehead City with his wife, Natalie. Prior to joining Cummings & Kennedy in June of 2012, Joe prosecuted thousands of criminal and traffic cases, including hundreds of Driving While Impaired offenses for District Attorney Scott Thomas in the district’s Beaufort office. Joe attended concentrated training in a variety of areas, including the Intox EC/IR II (Intoximeter) Operator School Conducted by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. As a prosecutor, Joe studied the strategies and tactics of elders in the criminal defense bar, while learning valuable lessons from seasoned law enforcement professionals. He also met his wife, Natalie, who was then employed as a Special Agent with the NC Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol Law Enforcement Division. While employed as a prosecutor, Joe also served on the adjunct faculty at Carteret Community College and taught classes in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law. Joe still serves on the College’s Board of Law and Technology. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s office in April of 2010, Joe was a private solo practitioner and concentrated his practice exclusively in the area of criminal defense. Joe gained admission to the North Carolina State Bar in 2006, the same year that he graduated from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Joe graduated in the top 20% of his class and earned a spot on the Dean’s List every semester. While At Cumberland, Joe was president of the school's Federalist Society

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (2006) | Law
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (2000) | Journalism
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Kappa Alpha Order
Professional Experience
Cummings and Kennedy Law Firm
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Office of the District Attorney - District 3B
Law Office of Joe Kennedy, PLLC
Speaking Engagements
State & Federal Court System, Introduction to Criminal Justice - BLET Bridgeway Program
10 Best, Client Satisfaction
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Nations's Premier, Top Ten Ranking
Nationally Ranked Superior DWI Attorney
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD)
Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD)
Premier 100
American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Professional Associations
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
National College of DUI Defense
- Current
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
- Current
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Current
3B Judicial Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Treasurer/Secretary 2015-present
Carteret County Bar Association
- Current
North Carolina Bar Association
- Current
North Carolina State Bar
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Domestic Violence
  • English
  • Spanish
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Cummings Kennedy Website
Joe Kennedy Website Profile
Contact & Map
Cummings & Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC
613 Cedar St
Ste. A
Beaufort, NC 28516
Telephone: (252) 728-1208
Fax: (252) 624-0699