Meet Our Guilford County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Championing the accused in North Carolina
Locke T. Clifford, Andrew C. Clifford and Daniel A. Harris of The Clifford Division of Clifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP proudly continue the tradition of legal excellence begun in 1973 by Locke 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. The Clifford Division attorneys have amassed significant knowledge in our combined 50-plus 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, they 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.
Andrew C. Clifford
Andrew Clifford is a 2004 graduate of North Carolina Central University. He 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 2013 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 work on these cases and numerous other felony cases at both the Federal and State levels.
When you contact our firm, a warm and welcoming staff greets you:
Alee — Receptionist, Speaks English and Spanish
Locke Clifford — Senior Attorney/Partner
Ashley — Legal Assistant to Locke Clifford
Andrew Clifford — Senior Associate Attorney
Stephanie — Certified Paralegal to Andrew Clifford
Daniel Harris — Associate Attorney
Lynda — Clifford Division Administrator and Payment Coordinator
Lyn — Client Coordinator; Retired Judge and Retired Attorney from Arizona
A Greensboro criminal defense law firm driven to serve
Attorneys at The Clifford Division 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. We provide translation services for Spanish and can get translations services for other languages.
Cases We Handle
- Criminal cases in North Carolina District Court and Superior Court in Guilford County, including Greensboro and High Point
- 50B and 50C protection order cases in both North Carolina District Courts in Guilford County, including Greensboro and High Point
- Federal criminal cases
- Misdemeanors in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and sometimes Statesville and Durham
- Felonies in all four cities and on a case-by-case basis in any federal court in the United States
- Federal civil forfeiture cases, post-conviction work and investigations
on an individual basis
- Private prosecutions in state court on a case-by-case basis