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The Chetson Firm:
First Class Criminal Defense

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Premier Raleigh Defense Lawyer

Aggressive, yet Compassionate criminal Defense

When as a political novice Damon Chetson ran for Wake County District Attorney in 2022 against a powerful incumbent and earned nearly 42 percent of the vote, he did so because he believes in the promise of our Criminal Justice System.  Because he’s a champion of people who fight for justice. And because he doesn’t shy away from a tough fight.

As a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law, Damon Chetson has fought (and won) more trials than some defense lawyers try in a lifetime.  

A graduate of the Ivy-League University of Pennsylvania, Damon Chetson is smart, and tough.  He’s been a SuperLawyer since 2016.  He’s a Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel lawyer.  

In 2019  and 2022 he (with co-counsel) beat back the Death Penalty twice in the last three years.  Another client was declared “Not Guilty” of First Degree Murder by a Jury in November 2021.  He has won Shaken Baby Syndrome cases, beaten federal 924(c) charges, and secured favorable pleas for hundreds of other clients.

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We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

Defense in court is only one component of a good defense.  We spend as much time as necessary to ensure our clients leave our care in better shape to live healthy and productive lives.  Mr. Chetson is an effective lawyer, and a good counselor, seeking to help clients better face future challenges.


Call for a Free Consultation

Mr. Chetson offers free, confidential advice about your situation.  We can meet in person, by phone, or by Zoom.


Hire The Chetson Firm

We make hiring seamless in order focus on the important part: providing you a first class defense.


Fight For You in Court

Preparation is the key to success in court.  We work with investigators, experts, doctors, and mental health providers.

In the News

Damon Chetson’s cases have been in the news for years, whether defending his clients or fighting for reforms that would make the criminal justice system fairer.  

Here are some of the clips, with links to original articles where available. Mr. Chetson only speaks to the press where ethically advantageous for his clients.  Or when commenting on general issues.  

See also the profile written about Damon Chetson in The Assembly in 2022.

we assist in any Challenge Or conflict

Whether you face a federal investigation, a grand jury subpoena, or a criminal charge, we are well-positioned to defend you.

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We fight for the best possible outcome in every case.  We are honest, aggressive and compassionate. 

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