Attorneys Profiles


Championing the accused in North Carolina

Andrew C. Clifford and Daniel A. Harris of Clifford & Harris, PLLC proudly continue the tradition of legal excellence begun in 1973 by Locke T. Clifford and his colleague, R. Walton McNairy. Our dedication to this heritage has resulted in countless successes for our clients.

From our office in Greensboro, our team of enthusiastic and accomplished lawyers focuses exclusively on criminal law, defending individuals and businesses in all manner of felonies and misdemeanors, including DWIs.

What to look for in a criminal defense attorney

If you are under investigation or already face criminal charges, it is critical not only to hire a lawyer but to hire an excellent lawyer — one who is right for you.

Of course an attorney should be knowledgeable about the law. Our attorneys have amassed significant knowledge in our combined years of legal practice. From our early schooling through experience in the courtroom and mentoring under lawyers with accumulated experience, we never stop learning.

In addition to knowledge of the law, an effective criminal defense lawyer must have a keen understanding of local and federal prosecutors, their strategies and their capabilities. Not only have Locke and Andrew Clifford each served as assistant district attorneys, our attorneys have, over the years, gained familiarity with their adversaries and how they operate.

What is your comfort level?

Sometimes, you can tell by a gut feeling that you have found the right attorney. If, after reviewing an attorney’s credentials, you feel confident in his or her ability and you have trust on a personal level, you may have found your match.

Our attorneys are committed to:

  • Investing time to discuss your case
  • Conducting private investigation to uncover evidence that prosecutors or regulators ignored, or overlooked
  • Being competent at arguing and negotiating your case with those who accuse you
  • Explaining and outlining progress on your case, and explaining options for moving forward, such as,when to take a plea bargain and when to go to trial

Please review our considerable qualifications and judge for yourself.

Locke T. Clifford

A 1967 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Locke Clifford has been lauded repeatedly by his peers and has tried cases, from the simple to the complex, in state and federal courts throughout the region. Locke retired in 2021.

Andrew C. Clifford

Andrew Clifford is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. Lauded as one of the best DWI lawyers in town, Andrew is a skilled advocate in the courtroom and spends a considerable portion of each day in court in Greensboro and High Point, pursuing strategies that protect client interests.

Daniel A. Harris

Daniel Harris is a graduate of Elon University School of Law who handles both Federal and State criminal cases, criminal appeals and expunctions. He has helped handle several homicide cases and gained notoriety for his creative thinking and attention to detail in high profile cases at both the Federal and State levels.

Our staff

Lynda Howell – Office Administrator, Retired Judge and Attorney from Phoenix, Arizona

Mariely — Legal Assistant

A Greensboro criminal defense law firm driven to serve

Attorneys at Clifford & Harris, PLLC are committed to excellence in the courtroom and in the relationships we develop with clients. Contact us at 336-574-2788 or online to discuss your case for free and see how we can be of service.