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Richard Daugherty

Employment and labor Attorney at Chapel Hill, NC

5.0   42 reviews

also known as RIch

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    25%
    There are federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, pregnancy, race/color, national origin, disability, religion, and age.

    21 years

  2. Employment and labor
    25%
    Working under untenable circumstances is not in the best interest of you or your employer, particularly if you’ve been subjected to conduct contrary to law. The peaceable negotiation of an exit transition will allow you to move ahead with your life.

    21 years

  3. Sexual harassment
    25%
    Sex discrimination is the unfavorable treatment of an individual because of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex stereotypes or pregnancy. Sexual harassment can be broadly defined as unwelcome conduct based on one's sex.

    21 years

  4. Wrongful termination
    25%
    Wrongful termination occurs when your employer violates an employment agreement with you, violates an employment or anti-discrimination law, or fires you in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment or other form of discrimination.

    21 years

Rich Daugherty is an employment law attorney with expertise in resolving work-related disputes for clients throughout the State of North Carolina.  He has successfully litigated against Fortune 500 and other large corporations in federal and state courts with results favorable to his clients.  Since 2003, Rich has represented individuals in a wide range of employment disputes including severance negotiations, executive exit negotiations, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and assault, discrimination, retaliation, and FMLA violations.

Whether your employment has been wrongfully terminated, you’re in fear of losing your job unlawfully, or you’re stuck in an untenable situation, contact Rich.  He will be by your side every step of the way to reach a fair resolution of your case.  Rich offers a one-on-one relationship with his clients.  When you contact his office, you will speak directly with him.  You can arrange for an initial phone conference at no charge.

Rich represents clients from across North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and more.  He is available to meet with prospective clients outside of Chapel Hill when circumstances permit.  Evening appointments are also available.  

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Richard Daugherty, JD, MSW, MBA
313 Granville Road
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514-2720

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Posted by Christian | June 26, 2024
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Daugherty Law
Recently, I had a matter that required legal counsel. A friend recommended the Daugherty Law practice. I spoke to Rich Daugherty and immediately felt confident that his practice was the right one. Mr. Daugherty was engaged and invested in my legal concern throughout the process. Rich was empathetic and genuinely concerned about my family and I and would ask “how are you doing “ regularly. The Daugherty Law practice was able to resolve my concern and helped me move forward. Christian
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Posted by Debbie | April 26, 2024
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Highly recommend
Most people don't really want to work with an attorney, primarily because it means you are in a stressful situation. Well, working with Rich is different. I found Rich to be knowledgeable, professional, and committed to doing the right thing. He worked tirelessly on my behalf, and always with patience and understanding. He gets to know you, building trust from the start. And he has a great sense of humor...right when you need it! I highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2024
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Outstanding Client Advocate
Reviews for Rich If you’re reading this review, you’re probably experiencing a stressful situation with your employer or past employer. Mr. Daugherty is a fierce advocate. He coaches clients through the process of developing a compelling narrative and evidence file to support their claim, painstakingly reviewing every detail to assure he has complete command of the facts to support the most persuasive arguments for his client. He works tirelessly to resolve every case in his client’s favor, reaching out without prompting with updates and questions. He’s also very compassionate and has a tremendous sense of justice. It’s clearly his priority that employees receive fair treatment from their employers, and when they don’t, he strives to make it right. I especially appreciate his inquisitiveness, quirky sense of humor, and the care he takes word smithing summaries and talking points. He is disarmingly engaging and thoroughly prepared which gives him a huge advantage over his opponents. Most importantly, his track record speaks for itself. You can be confident you’re getting the very best legal representation with Mr. Daugherty.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2024
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Highly Recommend
I would absolutely recommend Rich's services to anyone that needs them. Rich responded quickly to my initial email. At every step of the way, he took the time and effort to walking me through how things would proceed. He was able to deliver a fair settlement. All in all Rich was incredibly kind and caring during a different time.
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Posted by Heather | December 27, 2023
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Excellent Council
Rich is an excellent attorney. I recently sought him out for representation and was more than happy with the results. Rich took quite a bit of time getting to know e as a person as well as taking the time to understand the dynamics of my situation and how best to navigate given the circumstances. He answered all of my questions throughout and was always attentive to my thoughts and needs. In sum, he is experienced, sharp and to the point; explaining his rationale and reasoning for next steps. I unequivocally recommend Mr. Daugherty as council.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Trusting Rich was the best decision I could have made for my case. I appreciated his honesty, detail, patience, and empathy throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Rich for your legal needs.
Posted by Ed | November 29, 2023
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Fierce yet friendly advocate
Richard helped me through every stage and was very patient with my questions. His communication couldn't be better, and he exceeded my expectations in every way. Highly recommended!
Posted by Blair McConnell | November 22, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Rich is a experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate lawyer who understands large Fortune 500 companies and their corporate legal council structure and process. His compassion, communication, and background are well suited to get the absolute best settlement and outcome. I highly recommend Rich as legal representation for your employment issues.
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Posted by Bob | November 13, 2023
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Fortune 500 Experiece with Rich - Exceptional
I needed a lawyer for a case with a fortune 500 company and Rich was the right choice. His experience and background combined with constant communication and updates were exceptional. Rich knows how to work with corporate lawyers and the structure of big companies. His passion was amazing and he presented many ideas for the evolving process that took place. If you're looking for an attorney who is compassionate and truly cares about his client, Rich is the right choice. Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2023
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Rich is an excellent attorney
I have worked closely with Rich, and I can wholeheartedly attest to his exceptional legal expertise. Rich consistently delivered top-tier legal counsel throughout our entire process. What stands out most about Rich is his unwavering commitment to precision and reliability. He is remarkably thorough, leaving no stone unturned in pursuing the best possible outcomes for his clients. In the realm of legal services, where every detail matters, Rich's attention to detail is second to none. His comprehensive approach ensures that no aspect of a case or transaction goes unexamined, providing a strong foundation for sound legal strategies and successful outcomes. I highly recommend his legal services to anyone needing a meticulous, reliable, and highly competent attorney.
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Posted by John | October 19, 2023
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A great attorney
Rich took the time to fully understand my situation and walk me through my options. He is very personable and represented me in excellent fashion. I will certainly seek him out again for legal help if I am ever in need again.
Posted by [email protected] | October 14, 2023
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Former client
Rich helped me so much through a difficult situation. For months, he guided and went above and beyond for me. I can't recommend him enough.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2023
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Richard Daugherty
Richard did a great job and I highly recommend him. He was faced with a difficult case and we prevailed.
Posted by Ed | August 21, 2023
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Recommendation for Rich Daugherty
Rich a seasoned lawyer that provides effective, objective and timely guidance on all relevant matters. A treat to work with as he has excellent active listening skills and strong legal history and perspectives. I recommend Rich with extreme confidence!
Posted by Elizabeth | August 17, 2023
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Outstanding attorney
Rich provided us with with outstanding legal advice and assistance with an employment issue. He was always responsive and gave our matter the individualized attention it needed to be resolved. We felt genuinely heard and cared about throughout the process, which is rare with larger firms. I highly recommend him to others!
Posted by Rachel | February 18, 2023
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Highly talented executive-level employment attorney
Rich Daugherty represented me through an executive-level employment situation that would have transpired quite differently without him in my corner. I am grateful he took my call, and used his deep expertise to coach me through each day of an incredibly stressful month. One of the most brilliant attorneys I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve worked with many in my career. Don’t be fooled by how empathetic and kind he is—he won’t be trifled with in your defense and you will be taking notes on his negotiation skills. His passion for his work is inspirational. I could go on, but will summarize by saying I cannot recommend this man enough, particularly for any executive-level guidance you may need. Thank you for everything, Rich.
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Posted by Sandra | February 5, 2023
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Executive Exit/Transition Agreement
I contacted Rich for assistance with an Executive Exit Agreement and by our second conversation he had my trust and respect. Rich helped me process my situation distilling facts from emotions and managing my expectations of the process. It was important to me that my exit from the organization was fair and professional and Rich helped me achieve this.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2022
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Highly Recommended! A+++
couldn't recommend Rich more. He is a true advocate for his clients. I've appreciated his deep expertise, empathy, attention to detail, and proactive attitude. He made himself available at seemingly all hours - a machine! I would not hesitate to work with Rich again in the future.
Posted by Bonnie | August 8, 2022
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Best Decision I Made!
My termination was completely unexpected. Reaching out to Richard was a scary step but I am so glad I did. Richard helped me through all phases of the process and is not only a true professional, he is passionate about employment law and ensuring all people get fair treatment. He is very knowledgeable and will be your greatest supporter. Above all, Richard is just a wonderful human being and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2022
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Happy Client
Took time to assimilate the facts in a logistical manner, offered realistic expectations and helped negotiate a fair outcome.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Richard Daugherty, JD, MSW, MBA
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • MSW - Master of Social Work - Mental Health
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  • University of Richmond
  • BSBA - Business Economics
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  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
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Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
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  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Employment Section
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Chapel Hill Employment and labor Lawyer Richard Daugherty
Richard Daugherty
Employment and labor Attorney
Chapel Hill, NC
Licensed for 21 years
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