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Daniel Russell Talbert

Criminal defense Attorney at Shelby, NC

4.4   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    NC Board Certified Specialist 2010

    22 years

  2. Family

    22 years


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Teddy Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C.


4.4 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Roger | December 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
best attorney iv ever had. always professional and confident. stayed constant and never gave up. thank you mr talbert. if you need a top notch attorney. he is the best
Posted by Capprice | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Daniel & Lindsay
In 2019 I was facing a fight for my freedom. Daniel Talbert and his assistant Lindsay worked relentlessly to not only keep me free, & with my children but to also help me keep my job. There was countless time put in thru repetitive emails & conversations, several let downs and run arounds. However, Daniel just simply would not stop fighting for me. It’s been 3 years and I still think of his gratitude. Never one time was I treated like anything less than a valued client. I felt more like I was on a team of 3 all for my good. My life was forever changed by the hard work and determination of these two. I have now completed the probation & community service I received for a very serious felony, I remain at my full time job AND even opened a business since. If you think it’s the end of the road, it’s not, unless you get the wrong attorney. Lol And regardless of the outcome it feels good to know you have someone who will fight even to the bitter end with you. There’s not much more one could ask for. Daniel, Lindsay — I hope you all are well. Once again, Thank you! Capprice Cannon
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Posted by Jimmy | July 15, 2022
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I can not begin to express my appreciation to Daniel Talbert. He made me feel at peace when I was going through the hardest and most stressful time in my life. He fought for me, and put his all into my case. Thanks to him I am back with my kids and family. He is incredibly professional and yet down to earth making the stressful process a bit more calming. Our battle was not easy, but because of Daniel Talbert we came out victorious. I can not thank Daniel Talbert enough for what he has done for me and my family. I highly recommend Daniel Talbert and his firm to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Consummate Professional & Lawyer with Great Integrity
There is not a better criminal defense attorney in the state of NC. Daniel Talbert possesses a vast wealth of criminal defense experience and unfailingly follows through with his commitments. Daniel is realistic in his approach, thorough, transparent, and will work from start to finish with unfailing diligence, optimism, and kindness. Daniel helped me navigate some very difficult legal consequences and the outcome has been very manageable and well worth my time and investment. Hire Mr. Talbert and you will be making the best legal investment for whatever your situation may be!
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Posted by Ms. Cain | January 19, 2021
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The Best Around!
I have hired Mr. Talbert for several cases including traffic, criminal and my most recent probation violation. Mr. Talbert not only gets the job but he dots every I And crosses every T. My recent case he found a clerical error on my violation filing date. He came to find out the Prosecution filed after my 36months Of supervisions was completed. I had to travel over 11 hours one way to appear in Rutherford county because I have been living in another state since the start of supervision. So in the end it was all worth the drive because It was All dismissed so I walked away free and debt free from the fines they wanted to violate me on. Talbert gets the results you look for, and beyond in my case.
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Posted by Brittany | September 27, 2019
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Awesome, fair, and brilliant!
Mr. Talbert is highly experienced in his field and is an overall great human being! He has made a difficult situation bearable for me and my family. His staff are wonderful as well! If you need an attorney that will truly have your back and fight for you, while also keeping your and your child's (or children's) best interest at heart, this man is who you need. Thank you so much Mr. Talbert and the entire firm for all you do!
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Posted by Tony | June 3, 2010
Best I've used around Charlotte/Shelby area.
Very knowledgeable. Can be hard to contact but that seems to be the norm. As is good practice when hiring any attorney, make sure you clearly establish expectations for the case, fees and communication. Discuss how often you'll be updated and how quickly you can expect a response.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
ZERO communication
Long story short, hired this crack team of exceptional lawyers for my fiancé, TALBERT to be exact. Paid him in full, $25,000. All of it. He hasn't spent 1 (one) day in court over the matter to earn a dime of that $25,000. We've been calling him weekly for well over 3 months to discuss the case and what the plan is. We get as far as the receptionist, who claims he's always in court. Yes, even during a pandemic when the court calendars have been at a reduced capacity, he's ALWAYS there. We've even sent emails to which he won't respond. I'm thinking these folks are completely incapable of doing the job they claim to be professionals at. I wouldn't recommend this group at all. And we're currently seeking ways to get our money back and hire a competent attorney. It's absolutely ridiculous and unprofessional.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Teddy Meekins & Talbert
  • 2001 - Present


  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2001 - Present
  • 27B Judicial District
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Cleveland County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Law Firms
  • US News & World Report
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Certification
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist
  • 2011
  • Rising Stars
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • Criminal Law and Ethics
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Talbert is an incredible lawyer who sincerely cares about his clients. His knowledge of the law coupled with his trial skills make him one of the best defense attorneys I've met. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel Talbert is a fine criminal defense attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and is very knowledgeable of the law."
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Shelby Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel Russell Talbert
Daniel Russell Talbert
Criminal defense Attorney
Shelby, NC
Licensed for 22 years