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 - Daniel T. Barker

Daniel T. Barker

    A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Daniel Barker completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at North Carolina State University in 1989 after graduating from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He then attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, earning a Juris Doctor Degree in 1992.  During his third year of law school, Daniel was elected and served as President of the Student Bar Association. 


    Daniel returned to Raleigh to begin his legal career as a sole practitioner in the practice areas of real property transactions, criminal defense and civil litigation for six years before joining the Raleigh office of Stubbs & Purdue in 1999.  From 1999-2009, Daniel maintained certification by the North Carolina State Bar - Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Real Property Law, Residential Transactions. After practicing in bankruptcy court for a year, he returned to solo practice until 2016, when he and Ian S. Richardson formed Barker Richardson, PLLC.


    Daniel is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar AssociationWake County Bar Association and Tenth Judicial District Bar and the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers.

    Daniel has more than twenty-six years experience in the private practice of law, and is admitted to practice in all North Carolina State Courts as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

    Daniel serves several non-profit entities, including serving as a Trustee for The Montessori School of Raleigh. He was as a Founding Board Member of The Childs Advocate (now a part of Legal Aid of NC) and Daniel currently serves on the Communications/Technology Committee of the Wake County Bar Association. In December 2017, Daniel was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association and Tenth Judicial District Bar for a three-year term 2018-2020. In July 2018, Daniel began serving on the 4All Service Day and Privacy and Data Security Committees of the North Carolina Bar Association for 2018-2019.

    Daniel's current practice areas include: general civil litigation for individuals and their businesses, traffic and criminal defense (in both NC state and federal district court), preparation of property bonds (to secure the release of criminal defendants from pre-trial custody in both state and federal court) and prosecution of civil claims for employees and victims of sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment.

Practice Areas

Sexual Abuse Litigation

Much of our time is dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse in civil claims against both their individual perpetrators and the associated entities responsible for their harm.

Civil Litigation

We have represented both individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil lawsuits from filing collection actions to defending Claim and Delivery suits. 

Traffic Citations & Criminal Defense

Traffic and Criminal Defense representation has always been a part of our practice. Check back here soon for links to microsites which leverage technology to facilitate our assistance with:

Property Bonds

Representing property owners in preparation of the documents required to post release bonds with the Clerk of Court is a natural combination of our experience in real property law and criminal defense. If you are a property owner and wish to use the equity in your property to secure the pretrial release of an inmate, call us to inquire about the use of a property bond before you hire a bail bondsman.

Raising Public Awareness Through Civil Litigation

"We fight monsters..." -Jonathan Little, Esq.


It would be an understatement to characterize these as "challenging" times as nearly everyone is suffering in some way or another.

One way to reduce stress is to have access to information sources that are up to date, substantive, authoritative and reliable. As individuals and businesses navigate the "new world" we find ourselves living in, it is imperative to consume meaningful, well-sourced information.  Rather than summarizing or interpreting the information, it seems most helpful to supply links to the #sourceinformation clients need to stay informed and updated on the pandemic and how it effects the North Carolina Courts. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) announcements, county specific updates, FAQs, and more, and for information directly from the official website for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts here.

Hot Links for North Carolina and Wake County Courts: 

June 26, 2020 - Chief Justice Beasley's State of the Judiciary address to the NC Bar Association

June 20, 2020 - Chief Justice Beasley Issues New Order Extending and Modifying Emergency Directive 20

June 20, 2020 - Chief Justice Beasley Issues 7A-39(b)(2) Extension Order for Emergency Directives 9-16

May 29, 2020 (Amended June 19, 2020) - Wake County - COVID-19 Public Safety Policies Memo

May 29, 2020 - Wake County - COVID-19 Policy on Failures to Appear Memo

May 22, 2020 - Wake County - Expansion of Civil District Court Operations Memo

May 21, 2020 Chief Justice Beasley Issues New Order and Emergency Directives Expanding North Carolina CourtOperations

May 20, 2020 - Wake County - Expansion of Criminal District Court Operations Memo

May 7, 2020 - Wake County - Expansion of Superior Court Functions Memo

See the COVID-19 Dashboard for more general information and statistics
provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services