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I'm Nick Clifford, and I'm an attorney from Raleigh, North Carolina.  I'm a Raleigh native, and I've spent my entire life building relationships and trust throughout my community. I'm licensed in Florida and North Carolina and I've practiced in both state and federal court in the areas of criminal, administrative, and immigration law.  We represent students and other members of the community whenever and wherever they need us.  We have also recently began accepting workers' compensation and catastrophic injury cases.  

I believe in a system of justice, and I know that each and every case is unique - and I'll treat them that way.  I believe the most important aspect of the attorney-client relationship is trust - and I'll do everything I can to build that trust, and to achieve the best possible result for you and your family.

 Before practicing law, I attended North Carolina State University, where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Then I focused on a Juris Doctor at Florida State University's College of Law. I became licensed to practice and served as Assistant Regional Counsel, gaining experience representing clients faced with both misdemeanors and felonies - from traffic offenses to first degree murder.  

After practicing in the state and federal courts of Florida and Texas, I moved back to Raleigh and founded Clifford Law Group with my wife, Veronica Bayo Clifford. We've dedicated out practice to proving the highest quality of professional legal cousel to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. I'm an active member of several legal groups, including NORML, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Bar Association, which helps me to stay updated on current legal issues.

When faced with a legal issue, the other side will have a team of dedicated attorneys - you should too.   Call me anytime - 24/7.  I'll be your advocate.   


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years
  2. Immigration: 25%
    5 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    6 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
    9 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    11 years



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Clifford Law Group, P.L.L.C. / Triangle Immigration

410 N. Boylan Ave.
Raleigh, NC, 27603


FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt201006/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor: Criminal DefenseAvvo2014
Top Contributor 2013: Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
2013 Clients' Choice: Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
Visionary Leader CertificationNorth Carolina State University2004
InductionAlpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerClifford Law, PLLC / Triangle Immigration2013 - Present
AttorneyRoberts Law Group, PLLC2012 - 2013
Assistant Regional CounselOffice of Criminal Conflict & Civil Regional Counsel, Region 12010 - 2012
Attorney / Law ClerkThe Law Office of David H. Abrams2006 - 2010
Law ClerkAnderson & Anderson1999 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
NORML Legal CommitteeLegal Committee Member2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
North Carolina State University Alumni AssociationAlumnus2013 - Present
10th Judicial District Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
WakeUP Wake CountyN/A2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North CarolinaMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2010 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business FraternityAlumni Brother2002 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember (Tallahassee Division)2010 - 2012
Florida State University College of Law Student Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. C.R., 11 MM 1389Jury Verdict: Not Guilty
State of Florida v. G.C.Jury Verdict: Not Guilty
State of NC v. R.L.Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Clifford Law Group website/blogThe Clifford Law Group website/blog2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2008
North Carolina State UniversityOperations/Supply Chain ManagementBusiness Management2004
Athens Drive High SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cannabis Career Institute: Raleigh ConferenceRecent Changes to North Carolina and Federal Laws Regarding Cannabis2015
Cannabis Career SeminarFederal and State Regulations on Marijuana2014