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Elite Defense Lawyer, Former Prosecutor, Skilled Negotiator.


Andrew Clifford has been practicing law for over a decade and in that time has become one of the best and most well respected crimnal defense attorneys in Guilford County. Before beginning his career in criminal defese Andrew worked in the District Attorney's office giving him a unique knowledge of the criminal justice system in the county.


He is a skilled negotiator in trying to obtain a great outcome for clients without trials as well as an accomplished trial lawyer who will fight for your rights whether before a judge or jury.


Andrew is a member of Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" and a North Carolina SuperLawyers "Rising Star."


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. White Collar Crime: 20%
  4. Juvenile: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • William G. Causey Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Andrew in the courtroom hundreds of times in the last decade. He is always prepared and a very successful trial lawyer. He is a great advocate.


    William Causey DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Blake Edward Marcus

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Blake Marcus DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Clifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP

415 W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC, 27401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateClifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP2005 - Present
Assistant District Attorney18th Judicial District Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of North CarolinaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2006 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of North CarolinaAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
Greensboro Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
18th Judicial District Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Guilford American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Joseph Branch American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
North Carolina v. VPDismissed
North Carolina v. APDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/AAB1999