Daniel A. Harris


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Daniel Harris is an experienced and talented defense attorney who is widely recognized by his peers and by local judges for his skill in the courtroom and in trial, his knowledge of the law, his ability to interact with clients and others in the court system, and his integrity. Attorney Harris is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in both State and Federal Law. Only 3.9% of North Carolina attorneys gain this certification in their area of concentration.

Attorney Harris is in the very select company of still practicing attorneys to have won a Federal Criminal Jury Trial in the Middle District of North Carolina, having his client found not guilty of an indictment for Impersonating a Federal Officer. Attorney Harris has also successfully argued multiple suppression motions in Federal Court, obtained probationary sentences, and helped clients receive substantial downward variances.

Attorney Harris is certified by the North Carolina Bar as a Board-Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. This process of Specialization (in two areas) requires extensive qualification checks, jury trial experience, recommendations by other defense lawyers, judges, and prosecutors and then to pass multiple days of testing in Raleigh. Moreover, attorney Harris has been selected to Legal Elite nine times, and Super Lawyers seven times.

Attorney Harris has won numerous other jury trials, to include having a client found Not Guilty of three separate Class C trafficking charges, each charge carrying a mandatory minimum of 18.75 years. Attorney Harris has negotiated dismissals and reductions of First Degree Murder Charges, First Degree Sex Offense Charges, Habitual Felon indictments, Embezzlement, First Degree Kidnapping, Arson, and many more. In District Court Attorney Harris has won hundreds of cases and received numerous Not Guilty verdicts on cases including but not limited to DWIs, Assault on Female, Domestic Violence Protective Order Violations, Communicating Threats, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Larceny, and much more. Attorney Harris is also widely respected by judges and local attorneys alike for his intimate knowledge of the North Carolina Expunction laws and processes.

While every case is different and we cannot make any promises about the outcome of your particular case, know you are in experienced and carrying hands if you hire Attorney Harris.

For legal assistance, please call toll free 336-574-2788 or use our convenient contact us form.

Areas of Practice

Professional Associations

  • 18th Judicial Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Past Leadership Positions and Involvement

  • Innocence Project, Elon University School of Law,
    • Vice-President
  • Society for Health Law and Bioethics,
    • President
  • University of North Carolina Men’s Club Soccer,
    • President
  • Criminal Law Society

Past Coursework of Note

  • Elon University School of Law
    • Advanced Criminal Procedure
    • Business Associations
    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Criminal Pretrial Practice
    • Criminal Procedure
    • Death Penalty Jurisprudence
    • Evidence
    • Immigration Law
    • International Criminal Tribunals
    • Judicial Process
    • Negotiations
  • University of North Carolina
    • Civil Liberties in the United States
    • Classical Political Thought
    • Constitution of the United States
    • Constitutional Judicial Process
    • International Relations and World Politics
    • Major Issues in Political Theory
    • Mock Constitution
    • Modern Political Thought
    • North Carolina Politics and Public Policy
    • Public Speaking
    • Power Politics
    • Social and Political Philosophy


  • State of North Carolina, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District Of North Carolina, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Middle District Of North Carolina, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Western District Of North Carolina, 2017


SuperLawyers, 2018 – 2023

  • Rising Stars

Business NC Legal Elite, 2015-2019, 2021, 2023

  • Criminal Law
  • Young Guns

National Trial Lawyer’s Top 40 Under 40 Elon University School of Law Moot Court Board 2012 Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition,

  • Undefeated in Individual Competition
  • 3rd Best Brief

2013 N.C. Bar Recognition for 75+ Pro Bono Service Hours at Elon Law