Burney & Jones, PLLC

DWI, Drug, Criminal & Traffic Offenses, Driver's license suspension & appeals, Probation Violations, Expungements, Domestic Violence, Domestic/Family Law

We are trial attorneys. Since 1926 our firm has practiced in the courtrooms of New Hanover County. We strive to honor our heritage with a continued passion and commitment to legal excellence. We are privileged to enjoy a reputation as effective yet compassionate advocates.

We at Burney, Jones & Coleman employ our talents, creativity, and expertise in the defense of Impaired Driving (DWI), Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile, and Traffic offenses. We also handle Domestic/Family Law issues. Ours is largely a referral-based clientele reflective not only of our expertise but also of our dedication to each client’s individual circumstances.

Additionally, our areas of practice include: Domestic Violence (50B and 50C Protective Orders), Custody, Child Support Establishment and Enforcement, Juvenile Delinquency, Abuse, Neglect and Dependency, Alimony, Separation Agreements, Prenups, Legitimation, Name Changes, Warranty and Quitclaim Deeds and Divorce.

If YOU are in need of legal representation or simply have questions, contact us and we will be glad to assist. Our criminal consultations whether by telephone or in our office are without cost or obligation. If you are still uncertain, ask a friend! We’ll be expecting your call!

We work very closely with Legal Aid and provide pro bono expungement services for qualified participants. If you're in need of an expungement but can't afford to hire an attorney, this is a great event!

Also, new expungement laws are coming into effect later this year that will decrease the 15 year waiting period to 5, and will allow for more dismissals to be expunged. Please contact us if you would like to get more information on cleaning up your record.

NC "Brunch Bill" signed into law


Big changes for the brunching crowd!


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Many thanks to the wonderful people at Wrightsville Beach Magazine for including us in their May issue!

(Small typo- should read 2016).

Today wraps up this year's Lawyers For Literacy program! Attorneys read with groups of students (mostly kids books about people in US history) for several weeks and they receive a book at the end to take home!

New Hanover County Government, NC

This is truly a problem here in our community. We see it daily, and in every aspect of our practice: clients who are accused of possessing/selling (adults and juveniles), clients who lose their kids to DSS, clients who can't pay their child support, etc. We too hope to be part of the community solution.

The #opioid epidemic is having a profound impact on our entire community, creating a ripple effect that touches all of our lives. Watch this #NHCgov video to hear from local leaders who are committed to fight this crisis.

Frank, Kristen, and Emily celebrating the 70th Azalea Festival this past Friday!

New Hanover County Teen Court

Local news story about Teen Court. North Carolina is the only state where 16 year old are considered adults. Teen Court allows a second chance for teens to move forward without charges as a result of bad decisions being on their records. Teen Court is run by teens, as they fill every role but the judge. If you watch closely, you can see our own, Emily Jones, filling that role!

This is the story that aired about Teen Court on February 10th while I was out of town. Great story, Susanna Black. This is the night we had a record number of 194 student volunteers sign in.

Enjoying the New Hanover County Bar party this past weekend!

Local Judge Doubles As School Crossing Guard


www.wect.com He's been a familiar face on the bench in New Hanover and Pender counties for more than 25 years - Judge J. Corpening is a staple in our local judicial system but what many may not know, is this de...


110 N 5th Ave
Wilmington, NC

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
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