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Locke T. Clifford

Locke T. Clifford

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Federal Crime

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Locke Clifford is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in both Federal and State criminal law. He is an AV Preeminent lawyer on Martindale-Hubbell, denoting the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for 20 years and is regularly listed as a North Carolina SuperLawyers and a member of the North Carolina Legal Elite.


 


He is the 2009 recepient of the Wade M. Smith Award, the top award given by the North Carolina Bar Association for criminal defense attorneys in the state.


 


He is also well known for his portrayal of Uncle Sam at city events.




  • Locke Clifford is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in federal and state criminal law.

  • Locke Clifford:



The Clifford Division focuses only on criminal defense for business and individual clients. Our experience encompasses all felonies, including white collar crimes and such violent crimes as sex crimes, murder, assault and domestic violence. We also handle misdemeanors, DWI, traffic violations and driver's license suspension.


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  • Locke Clifford is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in federal and state criminal law.

  • Locke Clifford:



The Clifford Division focuses only on criminal defense for business and individual clients. Our experience encompasses all felonies, including white collar crimes and such violent crimes as sex crimes, murder, assault and domestic violence. We also handle misdemeanors, DWI, traffic violations and driver's license suspension.


- See more at: http://www.ccolawyers.com/who-we-are/#sthash.fpx7ZjMG.dpuf

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1967

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
  3. White Collar Crime: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Daniel Allen Harris

    Locke is one of the best Criminal Lawyers in all of North Carolina. He is caring, compassionate and highly skilled. He knows everyone and knows how to get the best possible outcome for clients.

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    Daniel Harris Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Justin Richard Ervin III

    Locke is a legend in our community -- a real guru of criminal defense - and one of the nicest and most upstanding men I have ever met. If my grandmother (the person closest to me on Earth) were in serious trouble, then I would trust Locke to help her. I heartily endorse this lawyer.

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    Justin Ervin Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Clifford Division, Clifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP

415 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC, 27401

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive196707/05/2015
GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues197008/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2015
Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense, GreensboroBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
ListedBest Lawyers in America2013
ListedNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2013
ListedNorth Carolina's Top 100 Lawyers2013
North Carolina Legal Elite, Hall of FameBusiness North Carolina Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Wade M. Smith Award for Criminal DefenseNorth Carolina Bar Association2009
ListedNorth Carolina's Top 100 Lawyers2007
North Carolina Legal Elite, Criminal DefenseBusiness North Carolina Magazine2007
ListedNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2007
ListedNorth Carolina's Top 100 Lawyers2006
North Carolina Legal Elite, Criminal DefenseBusiness North Carolina Magazine2006
ListedNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2006
North Carolina Legal Elite, Criminal DefenseBusiness North Carolina Magazine2005
North Carolina Legal Elite, Criminal DefenseBusiness North Carolina Magazine2004
FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers1996
FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Instructor of Business LawUniversity of North Carolina, Greensboro1975 - 1977
Senior PartnerClifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP1973 - 2014
Assistant District Attorney18th Judicial District Attorney's Office1971 - 1973
Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel in DeNang, South VietnamUnited States Army, J.A.G. Corps1970 - 1971
Legal OfficerUnited States Army1969 - 1970
AssociateCollier, Harris and Collier1967 - 1968

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Guilford American Inn of CourtPresident2007 - 2008
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
University of North Carolina School of Law Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors, Region 4 Representative2005 - 2007
Guilford American Inn of CourtVice President2005 - 2007
Wong Sun Society of San FranciscoInductee2000 - Present
Greensboro Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2001
Greensboro Bar AssociationPresident-Elect1999 - 2000
North Carolina State Bar Association, District 18President1999 - 2000
North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory CommissionMember1998 - Present
Committee on Indigent Appointments for the Eighteenth Judicial DistrictMember1995 - 2001
Guilford American Inn of CourtMember1995 - Present
Greensboro Bar AssociationDirector1995 - 1996
Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc.Legal Defense Attorney1991 - Present
Criminal Justice Act Attorney Qualifications Review Committee, US District Court, Middle District of NCChairman1986 - 1994
North Carolina Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1984 - 1987
Governor's Task Force on Drunken DriversMember1982 - 1982
North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionChairman1981 - 1983
Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPreisdent1979 - 1981
North Carolina Child Abuse and Neglect Resources CenterAdvisory Board Chairman1975 - 1977
North Carolina Civil Liberties UnionMember1975 - Present
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersMember1975 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Greensboro Bar AssociatoinMember1971 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeThe Explosion of Internet Child Sex Prosecutions: The State/Federal Interface2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North CarolinaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1964

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Litigation Skills for Public Interest and Public Sector LawyersLitigation Skills for Public Interest and Public Sector Lawyers2006
Hot Topics in Criminal LawTrial Publicity - Keeping One Step Ahead of Your Opponent2006
Multi-Disciplinary Practice, E-Commerce and the Electronic CourtroomThe Future is Now2000
Criminal Justice Section Annual MeetingOpening and Closing Argument Checklist1999
North Carolina Structered Sentencing Act, Effective October 1, 1994Misdemeanor Structured Sentencing1995
North Carolina District Attorney's AssociationCan the Criminal Justice System Survive O.J.?1995