LawVana represents a new approach and an advancement of the traditional practice of law.
My hope is that this site becomes a source of peace for all those seeking legal information.
Initially, the subject matter provided will be limited to the state and federal jurisdictions within North Carolina. During the first 25 years of my practice, I have learned repeatedly that "I can't know everything." However, I can be the starting point for anyone analyzing any legal issue. Even in times when we aren't the right fit for representing you regarding a particular issue, there is satisfaction in being able to refer a client to a proper resource, even if that resource is outside our own law firm or my own area of legal expertise.
In short, the answer to "Why LawVana?" is simply because quality referral and dedication
to ensuring that clients are guided to the correct resource is a big part of taking care of our clients' whole legal health, and taking care of your whole legal health is what we strive to do. - 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 Association, Wake 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.
Sexual Abuse Litigation
Much of our time is dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse in civil claims against both their individual perpetrators and associated entities responsible for their harm.
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 & Criminal Defense and Property Bond Preparation
Traffic and Criminal Defense work has always been a part of the practice. We enjoy working for clients in both District and Superior Courts and implementing technology to make the representation efficient and effective. Check back here soon for links to microsites which facilitate our assistance with these kinds of cases.
- Missed Court Dates
- Speeding Tickets
- DWI and DWLR
- Misdemeanor / Felony
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