Timothy Dugan

Timothy Dugan

Experienced, Aggressive Representation.
  • Personal Injury, Family Law, Estate Planning ...
  • North Carolina
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As a trial lawyer, I have considerable experience representing persons in both the criminal and civil courts.

My practice focuses on litigation, including personal injury, family law, and general civil litigation matters. We represent business owners, consumers, and injured persons.

My practice also includes business formations, contract drafting and review, and estate planning.

Elon University
J.D. (2015)
Honors: Dean's List, Order of Barristers
Activities: TYLA National Mock Trial Team; Senior Articles Editor, Business Law Journal; Treasurer, Business Law Association; Volunteer Aid, AARP Tax Clinic
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Coastal Carolina University
B.A. (2011) | Political Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Dean'S List, President's List
Activities: Member, S.T.A.R. (Community Service Org); Habitat for Humanity; Student Rep, Campus Judicial Board; Member, Mock Trial Team
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S.U.N.Y. Orange
A.S. (2009) | Business Administration
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Seth M. Woodall and Associates
- Current
Trial attorney focusing in Family Law Matters, such as child custody and divorce; Personal Injury; and general civil matters. Drafting Attorney including Business Formations, Contracts, and Estate Planning services.
Founding Attorney
The Law Offices of Timothy Dugan
Founding Partner
Dugan & Leger, PLLC
Trial attorney focusing on Traffic Defense, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family Law and Business Law.
Research Assistant
Elon University School of Law
Research Assistant for Dean of Law School. Performed research and drafting for N.C. Civil Procedure Litigation Reference Manual.
Legal Intern
Roane Law
Legal intern in Personal Injury Law Firm which focused on serious car wrecks and Nursing Home Negligence/ Abuse cases.
Jeffcoat Law Firm
Intern at Real Estate and Bankruptcy focused law firm.
Order of Barristers
Awarded for excellence in trial advocacy.
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 49171
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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North Carolina Bar Association
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Brunswick County Bar Association
Attorney Member
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District 13 Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Online and In-person; we also accept E-checks.
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Is the NHTSA standard field sobriety test mandatory on a DUI stop in NC ?
A: The simple answer is no. A driver may refuse to partake in any testing, including a breathalyzer. However, with breathalyzers specifically, the refusal to provide a sample is a crime by itself. The law governing refusals only speaks to breathalyzers, and thus I do not believe SFST's are mandatory.

Please note this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended, not should it be considered legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed by the answering of this or any other question.


Q. How can I get a ticket for driving after consuming when I was pulled over and blew a .000 and was not arrested
A: It depends on the actual charge. The Impaired Driving statute in North Carolina has three different approaches for a law enforcement officer to charge you. One method requires a BAC or blood alcohol concentration of .08; and another requires proof of any schedule 1 substance via a blood test. The third method, however, requires only "appreciable impairment." Appreciable impairment is usually proven by a the police officer's observations, such as the results of any field sobriety tests.

A DWI can have a substantial impact on ones future. I highly recommend speaking with a criminal defense attorney, as they can provide a much fuller answer based on your exact situation.

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Q. A friend got a dui, and on her papers one say's court time 9 am, the other1pm, spelled name wrong,vehicle wrong! case?
A: NC Gen stat 15A-922(f) provides that a police officer may amend a citation at any point up until final judgment, so long as he does not change the nature of the offense. Whether there are fatal errors on your friend's citations are impossible to answer without seeing the documents first hand.

As to the court times, I would be there before 9AM, and make sure there are not multiple offenses charged requiring your friend to make the 1pm session as well.

Your friend should speak to a DWI Defense attorney to discuss the possible defenses to her case and the process going forward.

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Websites & Blogs
Seth M. Woodall And Associates
Contact & Map
Seth M. Woodall and Associates
640 Fagg Drive
Eden, NC 27288
Telephone: (336) 623-3138
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)