"Little Firm, ...Big Results"
- August 25, 2021 By Reporter Heath Hamacher - North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Article reports on the first post-pandemic jury trial in Wake County, NC in which the jury returned a verdict for $3.41M for a young woman abused by her father.
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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-five 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 has served several local non-profit entities, including as a Trustee for The Montessori School of Raleigh. He was a Founding Board Member of The Child's Advocate (now a part of Legal Aid of NC) and 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. Daniel also serves on the 4All Service Day and Privacy and Data Security Committees of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Professional Memberships and Interests
o Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 1992)
o North Carolina State University (Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, 1989)
o North Carolina
o District of Columbia
o United States District Court, Eastern District, North Carolina
o United States District Court, Middle District, North Carolina
Honors and Memberships
o North Carolina Advocates for Justice
o The National Crime Victim Bar Association
o American Association for Justice
o Wake County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2017-2020)
o Tenth Judicial District Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2017-2020)
o North Carolina Bar Association
o District of Columbia Bar Association
o Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
o The Child’s Advocate (Founding Board Member)
o Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
General Civil and Sexual Abuse Litigation
We have represented both individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil lawsuits from wrongful death claims, to filing collection actions, to defending Claim and Delivery suits. Much of our time is dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse in civil claims, both against individual perpetrators and the associated entities responsible for their harm.
Driving While Impaired & Criminal Defense
Traffic and Criminal Defense representation has always been a part of our practice. Check below for links to microsites which leverage technology to facilitate our assistance with:
- Court Dates - (Search for the date, time, and location of a court appearance, citation number, and more.)
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 traditional bail bondsman to explore our competitive our fees.
The North Carolina Second Chance Act became law on June 25, 2020 and expanded relief available under the former expunction law. If you have a felony or misdemeanor that has been resolved but still appears on your criminal record, contact our office to learn if the new North Carolina law may allow you some relief.