Welcome to The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps, PLLC

Servicing: Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Hyde, Martin, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties

It all started with a DREAM.

Attorney Phelps has always believed in giving back to the community that gave him so much.  He dreamed of returning to his home county to open his own law firm. On October 18, 2013, The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps, PLLC was established in Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina.

Our firm serves the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Hyde, Martin, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington. On some occasions, we will travel to other counties.

Our practice areas include: traffic tickets, criminal matters (misdemeanors and felonies), expungements of criminal records, estate planning, establishing a small business, family law matters, debt collection, and real estate matters. Learn more about our practice areas by clicking on our practice areas tab above.

Client Testimonials

I would highly recommend Attorney Phelps and his law offices! Attorney Phelps handled a sensitive child custody case with professionalism and compassion. His staff is kind, helpful and patient. They are a fantastic team of professionals who work very hard for their clients! Attorney Phelps represented our case in court with dignity and exceptional instinct for the development of our case. Attorney Phelps is the nicest lawyer my family has ever worked with! In the future my family will continue to entrust our legal matters to the exceptional team at the law offices of D. Cole Phelps!

Kristen Monty and Family
Kristen Monty and Family

Great experience working with Cole and his firm. Have used them several times and have always been handled timely and professionally. Thanks!!

Laura Ambrose
Laura Ambrose

D. Cole Phelps and his team are phenomenal. When I needed a lawyer to work on my divorce in a very timely manner, he and his associates were there for me. Their dedication to my case was outstanding. Anytime I had a question or concern, I knew that I could call and someone would be there to assist me. I fully recommend D. Cole Phelps as someone you can trust and rely on. There is no better team to take care of you!

Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood

A few months ago I've had the pleasure of using Mr. Phelps' services on a personal legal matter. Although my particular matter was very challenging, the services Mr. Phelps provided me left me very satisfied with the results in my case. I highly recommend this law office to help you with your legal needs. Mr. Phelps puts in the work necessary to leave you happy and satisfied. Thanks for all of your help!!! You rock.

Kendra Cooper
Kendra Cooper

Mr. Phelps has been my attorney for years in criminal cases. I would not think of having anyone else represent me. He is an amazing criminal attorney. Not only is he good at his job but he actually cares. There is a real personally quality. Everyone on the staff is just as great. Highly recommended.

Lisa Tadlock
Lisa Tadlock

If you have an issue in Tyrell County or surrounding counties, Cole Phelps is the man to seek out. Most professional! Best money can buy!

Michael Castro
Michael Castro

My wife and I decided that we needed to consult with an attorney in regards to our estate planning. While we are very young, we want to be prepared for the worst. From the moment we called The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps, his assistants, Shanicia and Latasha were very professional and courteous. Attorney Phelps advised us on the importance of having a financial power of attorney, health care power of attorney, and last will and testament. Because of his knowledge and expertise, we feel a sense of security if the unexpected was to happen to our family. Being that I am in the military, I would encourage all military personnel and young people to call and hire Attorney Phelps and staff today. Lastly, what my wife and I loved about Attorney Phelps, was that he was very easy to talk to and easily accessible, by even providing his cell phone number for contact. Thank you Cole for making my attorney related matters simple and easy. In the process, I have worked with a very professional law firm, lawyer and law office staff and I have also made a new professional and personal friend. Once again, thank you.

Joshwa Young
Joshwa Young

Cole Phelps is one of the best attorney's you can find. He is truly a caring person and it's shown through his diligent work ethic as he always puts his clients first. Anytime I've had a speeding ticket or any dilemma Cole has always been there to help me out of a difficult situation. Attorney Phelps is one of the top lawyers in North Carolina and you can trust you're in good hands when you walk into The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps.

Xavier Lightfoot
Xavier Lightfoot

Being able to be a female college athlete from my hometown of Plymouth, NC was one of the biggest achievements of my life! But one night all that was almost stripped away from me when i was given an underage possession of alcohol ticket (YIKES). This would've been on my record, and my future plans of joining the air force would've been over. But thank God for D. Cole Phelps and his Law firm. Cole got my case dismissed and i now have a clean record. Him and the law firm handled my case well, time efficient, and was able to answer any question i had. I feel as though ALL TEENS (others as well) should have attorney Phelps to represent their legal cases!!

Janazia Dixon
Janazia Dixon

I was on the way to Nags Head for my annual family vacation when I was stopped by a state trooper in Tyrrell County. I received 20 letters in the mail from different attorneys offering to represent me. From the very beginning, the Law Office of D. Cole Phelps stood out because of the many ways to hire them for representation. I also explored their website and was impressed with the resume of Attorney Phelps since he is so young. Attorney Phelps and his staff worked hard to have my speeding ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. As a result, neither my insurance nor my license was impacted. I am greatly appreciative of all his firm did for me and if any of my family/friends need a lawyer for anything, I will refer them to the Law Office of D. Cole Phelps.

Jasmine Young
Jasmine Young

After getting a pretty big speeding ticket outside the Outer Banks, I was fortunate enough to go with my gut and choose Mr. Cole Phelps.
Initially, I was particularly impressed with his reviews and his website, but after talking to him on the phone I felt confident I would be in good hands. Mr. Phelps was prompt to answer my email and phone call from day one and this continued throughout the process. He was professional, courteous and seemed to truly care about my case. I didn’t feel like some number. His paralegal was also great and on top of everything. Mr. Phelps was amazing and got ALL charges dropped after I followed his instruction and advice. I was really looking at a potentially bad situation and he was able to get everything dropped and even followed up afterwards. No question, I would highly recommend this man!
He clearly has integrity in world of many shady people, and he knows how to get the job done. I am truly grateful.

Stacey S.
Stacey S.

S/O to my lawyer D. Cole Phelps for being in my corner and helping stay a free man to continue to work and be out here for my two boys. Best money I ever spent on another man. #thankyou

Jeremy Lewis
Jeremy Lewis

We contacted Attorney Phelps after my husband received a ``mandatory court appearance`` speeding ticket while on vacation in North Carolina. Attorney Phelps was professional, thorough, and very responsive in guiding us to resolution. He answered all of our questions, appeared in court on my husband's behalf, and was able to get the charge reduced to a non-moving violation. We were very pleased with his efforts and results, and would highly recommend his services to those seeking legal help in North Carolina. Thanks!!

Diane Blatchley
Diane Blatchley

I would recommend The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps to anyone seeking legal assistance in Child Custody case. I highly recommend D. Cole Phelps for anyone looking for an honest, hard-working, and reliable attorney that will do all he can to get you the results you are looking for. I live outside of Plymouth, NC and he was able to handle my case without me having to miss work and drive 2 hours for meetings and court. My case was extremely complex with many different aspects requiring many, many hours of work and preparation. D.Cole Phelps is an attorney looking to work on your behalf and is not one to rip you off. I highly recommend him for any matters you may have in Eastern, North Carolina. I plan to use The Law Office of D.Cole Phelps for other services. Don't pay all those fees to Lawyers who won't work on your behalf. Amazing job!!!!

Derrick Jones
Derrick Jones

Practice Areas

Criminal Law

Are you familiar with how the criminal justice system works? Are you aware of certain constitutional rights that you have? Have you been accused of committing a misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina?

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Estate Planning

The unexpected could happen at any time. Are you prepared? Who do you want to have your belongings if something unexpectedly happens to you?

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Establishing a Small Business

Have you thought about forming a small business? Have you thought about forming a partnership, a limited liability corporation (LLC), a professional limited liability corporation (PLLC), or corporation? Do you know the requirements that you must comply with for your business to be legal under North Carolina law?

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Family Law

Have you and your spouse decided to go your separate ways? Do you have children that will be impacted as a result of the separation and/or divorce? Are you familiar with the laws for divorce, child custody, and child support in North Carolina?

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Traffic Tickets

Since our location is close to the Outer Banks, we see a number of individuals who have been pulled over and given a traffic citation on their way to vacation. If that’s you, you should get an attorney immediately. If you simply pay off your ticket, it is the same as pleading guilty, and can have a disastrous long-term effect on your driving history and insurance rates.

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Real Estate

For many people, the purchase of a home is the single largest transaction they will ever encounter. We can provide you with professional assistance through all aspects of a residential real estate transaction. Our residential real estate team has extensive experience in residential transactions for individuals and developers.

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