Dobson Law Firm, PLLC

Dobson Law Firm, PLLC

Dobson Law is a boutique law firm that specializes in traffic tickets, DWI, criminal law, and family law. We service Lee, Wake, and Durham Counties. We strive to provide focused advocacy, ensuring your rights are protected.

Firm Overview

Dobson Law provides a detail-oriented scrutinization of the prosecution's case against the accused to protect the rights of our clients. We defend clients in Wake County (Raleigh, Apex, Garner, Fuquay Varina, and other surrounding areas), Harnett County (Angier, Broadway, Coats, Erwin, Lillington, and parts of Cameron), and Lee County. Our firm also provides DWI, DUI, and DUID (drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs) representation in Durham County.

We understand that divorces and family matters can span a wide range of issues, can continue years even after a divorce, and are virtually never a simple quick fix. Our purpose in family law cases center around two very key issues; ensure our client receives fair treatment and distribution of assets when the marriage is dissolved and protecting the best interest of the children in the custody arrangement.

Main Office

Dobson Law Firm, PLLC
119 Southwest Maynard Rd
Suite 220
Cary NC 27511

Phone

(919) 591-2240

Fax

(919) 591-2247

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free consultations on all cases.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Traffic tickets, DWI, DUI, separation agreements, and uncontested divorces.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Office Manager

Samantha Spivey

Languages Spoken

English

Divorce

Dobson Law handles family law cases from separation agreements, divorce orders (contested and uncontested), and child support matter. We strive to ensure that your understand all of your options and select the course of action best for you.

Divorces and family matters can span a wide range issues, can continue years even after a divorce, and is virtually never a simple quick fix. Our purpose in family law cases center around two very key issues; ensure our client receives fair treatment and distribution of assets when the marriage is dissolved and protecting the best interest of the children in the custody arrangement.

Our firm can guide you through the process during:

Divorce
Equitable distribution of assets
Alimony
Child Support & Modification
Child custody & modification
Protective orders (Domestic Violence 50b)

As a retired enlisted Soldier, our Owner Jeff understands the specific challenges that come with serving your country and divorce. For that reason, it is best to hire someone who has an understanding of the vast and complex issues that accompany DFAS, military retirement, VA disability payments, child support, BAH II during separation, and more. We can even help you get a family care plan in place so that if you get primary custody, it does not affect your ability to continue to serve.

Criminal Defense

Jeff Dobson

Dobson Law Firm, PLLC

Jeff is the founder of Dobson Law. Jeff grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest until he graduated high school and enlisted in the military. Jeff continued to serve, including multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations, until he retired. Jeff spent the vast majority of his career at Fort Bragg assigned to US Army Special Operations Command.

Jeff earned his law degree from Campbell Law School, which is consistently ranked as one of the best schools in the nation for trial advocacy and litigation. During Jeff's tenure at Campbell, Jeff externed at Scotland County Public Defender's Office, Lee County and Wake County District Attorney's office, and State Senator Tom McInnis. Jeff also clerked at Cheshire Parker working on a murder and other federal cases.

Jeff is a licensed attorney in North Carolina and focuses on criminal defense, family law, and law enforcement liability.

License

Bar Number: 54808
North Carolina,

Education

Campbell Law School
J.D.,

University of Idaho
Psychology, 2013

Shawna Vasilko

Dobson Law Firm, PLLC

Shawna was born in Ontario, California and grew up in Ripley, Tennessee where she met and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to North Carolina and made it their home.

Shawna has worked in the legal field for many years starting first as a legal assistant, paralegal, and law clerk. Shawna graduated from Vance Granville Community College with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2015. She then graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Shawna then attended Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law where she took advantage of international opportunities such as advanced trial advocacy training through Baylor Law School in St. Andrews, Scotland. Additionally, she earned her Master of Laws in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School in the UK while concurrently pursuing her law degree at Campbell. During Shawna's tenure at Campbell she was Vice-President of the Campbell Law Innocence Project (CLIP) and Project Coordinator for Campbell's re-entry project in coordination with Legal Aid of North Carolina providing expungement and driver's license restoration assistance. Additionally, Shawna interned with the Administrative Offices of the Court, Transitional Support Legal Aid, Thorp Law, and McMillan & Smith. Shawna also maintained a law clerk position with David Venable all throughout law school, assisting on both state and federal criminal cases, ranging from RICO, murder to minor traffic citations.

Shawna is a licensed attorney in North Carolina and focuses on family law, civil litigation, and criminal defense.

License

Bar Number: 55782
North Carolina, 2020

Education

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
L.L.M. and J.D., 2019

Vance Granville Community College with an Associate of Arts
Criminal Justice, 2015

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice., 2016

John Ryan

Dobson Law Firm, PLLC


John's parents were both in the military so he grew up on a military base until his parents were stationed at Camp Lejune in Jacksonville, North Carolina in the early 90's. Before college and law school, John worked on a farm and in the food service industry for a little over 20 years. His success as a small business owner caused him to look for ways to give back to his community and help others seek out opportunities like the ones that he had.

While working full time at his restaurant and with the support of his loving wife and three children, John graduated with honors from the University of Mount Olive and Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. He worked in the Senior Law Clinic while in law school. This, along with his personal experience in family law and business law form a base from which he offers practical, down-to-earth approach to the law that will suit most clients in Eastern North Carolina.

John primarily focuses on wills and estate planning, civil litigation, and family law.

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