"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. 

California Woman Claims Church Leaders Used Her as "Sex Servant"

- February 13, 2020 By Reporter Brian Ross and Producer Rhonda Schwartz - Brian Ross Investigates

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-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.

    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 courts), 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 victims of sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment.

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)

Bar Admissions


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

Practice Areas

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:

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 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.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


Advocating for prevention. Building community capacity. Raising awareness. Prevent Child Abuse NC ensures that prevention is a priority in North Carolina and that all communities have the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local level.


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: 

Tenth Judicial District (Wake County) Civil Superior and General Civil District Court Operations (July 14, 2021)

10th Judicial District Jury Trial Resumption Plan (September 30, 2020)

See the COVID-19 Dashboard for more general information and statistics
provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as well as the
New North Carolina County Alert System where county-level statistics are shared.

#SourceInformation  |  #WearAMask  |  #VaccinateNC