Criminal Defense Attorney in Greensboro NC

NC Bar Association Hall of Fame Award Winner Don Vaughan

Don Vaughan is one of four new members inducted into the Legal Practice Hall of Fame by the North Carolina Bar Association.

GREENSBORO – Don Vaughan has established a regional civil, criminal and real estate practice for nearly forty years. He has served as a state Senator, City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem representing the citizens of Greensboro.

The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership awarded him its “Distinguished Alumni Award” and the North Carolina Conservation Council awarded him the “Green Tie Award” for environmental leadership. Don was awarded “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine”, our state’s highest honor, for his civilian service. Read the article.

Nationally Recognized, Locally Respected

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Don Vaughan, Criminal Defense Lawyer in Greensboro NC

Don Vaughan is a Greensboro attorney with more than 30 years of experience. His background makes him particularly qualified to represent individuals and businesses in and out of the courtroom. Don is also a recognized professional attorney in Greensboro, High Point, Asheboro, Burlington and Winston-Salem, NC, and represents you on criminal and civil cases.

He regularly argues cases in Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham, Orange, Durham, and Wake counties in North Carolina.

  • Speeding Tickets & DWI
  • Auto/Car Accidents
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Presidential & Governor’s Pardons
  • Nursing & Professional Licensing
  • Wills & Estates

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Meet Don Vaughan

Don Vaughan In the News

Governor Cooper Commutes Sentence of Janet Danahey

Janet Danahey Attorney Don Vaughan, who represented Janet Danahey in her petition for clemency, recently met with a NC Parole Commission officer to follow up on her case. The case made headlines when it happened and continues to be discussed. According to Vaughan, Janet was playing a prank, which got out of hand. Vaughan said,…

Opioid Settlement Underway

Attorney Don Vaughan has worked with a team of attorneys to assemble a mass tort action across the State of North Carolina in the upcoming opioid settlement. According to an interview Vaughan gave The Mountaineer, “This is a very large case with multiple parties as plaintiffs and as defendants. Hopefully, we’re getting to the 9th…

Governor Cooper Commutes Sentence of April Barber

Don Vaughan, who is known throughout North Carolina for his work on clemency, recently received news that the Governor commuted the sentence of April Barber, a case that Vaughan took up seven years ago. Vaughan filed a petition with the Governor’s office on behalf of his client, April Barber. “After reviewing April’s case file, it…

Hon. Don Vaughan is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Wake Forest University.

He teaches a course on State and Local Government and brings in guest speakers from across the state to give students the opportunity to learn from top thought leaders in law and local government. He received his law degree from Wake Forest in 1979, where he was a member of the Wake Forest Law Review.…

DWI Lawyer in Greensboro NC

If you have been charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) otherwise known as a DUI (driving under the influence), you face a multitude of serious consequences. The court could penalize you with fines, community service, or even jail time. Whether this is your first offense or you’ve been arrested before, hiring an experienced North…

Let’s Talk Law: Virtual Meeting About Expungements and Expunctions

Virtual Zoom Meeting to Learn about Expungement Attorney Don Vaughan recently led a session for the Greensboro Human Relations Commission on Expungements and Expunctions.

Tips For Dealing with an Insurance Company After an Accident

If you’ve been in an auto accident where vehicle damage or personal injury has occurred, you will unfortunately have to deal with insurance companies, either your own or that of the other party involved. You want to get the best settlement possible, and these tips will help you to get the very most from the…

Attorney Don Vaughan in the News

Can you claim a religious exemption in the workplace for the COVID-19 vaccine? Attorney Don Vaughan is an adjunct law professor at Wake Forest University. CBS17 News recently sat down with Vaughan to learn more about the legal aspects in claiming a religious exemption in the workplace. Watch full story here. Russ Bowen  Sep 23,…

A Good Case for Clemency

Ten years ago, I represented Janet Danahey in her clemency petition. May this tragedy never happen again. The full story in the Greensboro News and Record can be seen by clicking here. As quoted, “Was she a good case for clemency? Yes,” Vaughan said.

Family rejoices at return of father: a Guilford county family is thanking Gov. Jim Hunt for sending their loved one home from prison.

Greensboro News & Record January 7, 2001 Author: PARKER LEE NASH Staff Writer After 14 years in prison, a 62-year-old Guilford County man will walk free Tuesday because of an order signed by Gov. Jim Hunt in his last hours in office. Joe Kennedy was condemned in 1986 to serve two consecutive life sentences after…