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Daniel "Dan" Hatley opened the Law Office of Daniel A. Hatley in April of 2009 and has been helping drivers navigate the tangled web of traffic law ever since. Mr. Hatley is a consummate negotiator and advocate, whether working in the Courts or behind the scenes in one of his many non-profit endeavors. As a member of the Millennial Generation, Dan understood intuitively the advantages that technology could bring to the provision of legal services. As a native of the State of North Carolina, he also understood that people highly value honest and diligent service. This law office is a marriage of those two ideas - efficiency and quality. Outside of the office, Mr. Hatley serves on the Board of Directors at Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. and on the Human Rights Committee of the Autism Society of North Carolina. In his private life, Mr. Hatley and his family reside in Chapel Hill and can regularly be found on Franklin St.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 60%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    7 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    7 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tyler Schilling Benson

    I've know Daniel since shortly after I started practicing and have always known him to be consistently hard working, ethical, and well respected in the community. He is a skilled advocate who thinks outside the box and goes the extra mile for his clients.


    Tyler Benson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    I have endorsed Dan for DUI and DWI, because I can only pick one practice area. That said, Dan is quite skilled in multiple areas of the law. His clients are lucky to have such a zealous advocate on their side.


    Stuart West
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info - Powered by Hatley Law Office

151 E. Rosemary St.
Suite 205
Chapel Hill, NC, 27510-1855


NYCurrently registered 201107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
4th Place National Student Trial Advocacy CompetitionAmerican Association for Justice2008
Gressman-Politt Award for Oral AdvocacyUniversity of North Carolina School of Law2005
National Quarterfinalist - Extemporaneous SpeakingNational Forensics Association2005
National Quarterfinalist - Rhetorical CriticismNational Forensics Association2005
National Quarterfinalist - Improptu SpeakingNational Forensics Association2005
National Quarterfinalist - After Dinner SpeakingAmerican Forensics Association2005
State Champion - Persuasive Speaking/OratoryIllinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration - Powered by Hatley Law Office2009 - Present
Law ClerkStark Law Group, PLLC.2008 - 2009
Attorney GeneralUNC School of Law2006 - 2008
Asst. Attorney GeneralUNC Graduate School2006 - 2008
Law ClerkBenassi & Benassi, P.C.2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
District 15B Criminal Defense BarSecretary2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
District 15B Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
District 15B Criminal Defense BarPresident2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Speeding 15 mph over the limitVoluntary Dismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
NC Bar AssociationAsk-A-Lawyer Day Set Saturday, Feb. 62016
ChapelboroNC Bar Association holds annual ‘Ask a Lawyer Day’2013
Prison Books CollectiveYates Defendants Protest Court, Avoid Jail Time2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Bradley UniversityPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ask a Lawyer DayTraffic & Criminal Law2016
Ask a Lawyer DayTraffic & Criminal Law2015
Ask a Lawyer DayTraffic & Criminal Law2014
Ask a Lawyer DayTraffic & Criminal Law2013