A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Daniel Barker completed his BA degree at NC State in 1989 after graduating from EHS in Alexandria, Va. He then attended Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, earning a JD 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 for six years in the practice areas of real property transactions, criminal defense and civil litigation before joining the Raleigh office of Stubbs & Purdue in 1999. After practicing in bankruptcy court for a year, he returned to solo practice until 2016, when he and current law partner formed Barker Richardson, PLLC. Daniel is a member of the NC State Bar, the NCBA, WCBA and Tenth Judicial District Bar and the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers. Daniel has more than twenty-four years of experience in the private practice of law, and is admitted to practice in all NC Courts as well as the US District Court for the Eastern District of NC. 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 court), 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 employees and victims of sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. Daniel serves several non-profit entities, including serving as a Trustee for The Montessori School of Raleigh. He was as a Founding Board Member of The Childs Advocate (now a part of Legal Aid of NC) and Daniel 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 from 2018-2020.