About the Law Firm

The Chetson Firm Team

Board Certified Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Damon Chetson

The Chetson Firm has represented thousands of clients facing the most serious criminal charges in state and federal court.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson (resume) is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor crimes in Raleigh and the surrounding Research Triangle. He maintains an active state and federal criminal law practice, and is admitted to practice before the state courts of North Carolina and the federal courts of the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Chetson has represented more than 1500 people in charges ranging from serious and violent crimes, homicides, public corruption, bank robbery, state and federal drug conspiracies and drug trafficking, sex offenses, frauds and embezzlements, bank robbery, pollution crimes, trademark violations, serious child abuse cases, gun offenses, kidnappings, burglaries, and Driving While Impaired (DWI), misdemeanor drug cases, larcenies, and assaults in Wake, Chatham, Orange, Durham, Johnston, and Pitt Counties and the Eastern District and Middle District of North Carolina.

Legal Experience:

  • Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law
  • Owner, The Chetson Firm, PLLC, 2009-present
  • Felony Law Clerk, Wake County Office of the Public Defender, 2008-2009

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina (all state courts)
  • Eastern District of North Carolina (federal court)
  • Middle District of North Carolina (federal court)
  • Western District of North Carolina (federal court)
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (federal appellate court)


  • J.D., The University of North Carolina, 2009
  • M.A., History, University of Virginia, 1997
  • B.A., History, University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League), 1994

Awards & Recognition:

  • Board Certified in State and Federal Criminal Law (North Carolina Bar)
  • SuperLawyer, Rising Star, 2015, 2016, 2017


  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association


“I am very overwhelmed and satisfied from the result of a complete dismissal of a serious charge.”

“I’m so thankful I had the Chetson law firm on my side they helped me get out of a very tight situation that could have destroyed my record.”

“I cannot possibly express my gratitude to the Chetson Firm in their care of my case. Mr. Chetson has exceeded my expectations.”

“From the very minute I emailed Mr. Chetson at 9:38pm on a Saturday Night to his reply back to me at 9:48pm asking me to call him NOW I have felt secure and trusting in Mr. Chetson.”