Don Vaughan is a Greensboro attorney with more than 38 years of experience. His background makes him particularly qualified to represent individuals and businesses in and out of the courtroom. Don is also a experienced attorney based in Greensboro, NC, and takes on many different types of cases, both criminal and civil, across the state.

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

Don Vaughan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Highest Honors in 1974. He received his master’s degree in public administration from American University, and received his law degree from Wake Forest University. He practices law across the state of North Carolina District and Superior Courts, Federal Court and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He has been selected to teach law school at Wake Forest University and Elon Law Schools.

Michael Fiori, J.D., has joined the law office of Donald R. Vaughan and Associates.

Michael Fiori is a Greensboro attorney representing clients in a variety of different cases, including civil, criminal, and post-conviction matters. Born and raised in upstate South Carolina, Michael received a bachelor’s degree in History from Clemson University in 2013, where he graduated Cum Laude with a minor in Philosophy. After a five-year break, Michael returned to school to attend Elon University School of Law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2020.

A desire to help others led to Michael’s desire to practice law. It was his experiences living in an area underserved by attorneys that led to his decision to become one, so that he could reach out to those in need. In an attempt to further this goal, Michael received a summer internship with the Humanitarian and Immigration Law Clinic in 2018. These experiences have led Michael to continue to look for ways to assist those in need while practicing the law.

In early 2020, Michael spent a trimester clerking with Judge Whitney in the Western District of North Carolina, before becoming a law clerk under Donald Vaughan. Now, as an attorney with Donald R. Vaughan and Associates, he strives to ensure that every client is represented to the fullest ability of our firm.

Michael is currently licensed to practice across the state of North Carolina, as well as in the Federal Middle District of North Carolina.

Michael Fiore, JD

Learn more below about Attorney Don Vaughan

Don Vaughan trains Champions, like Lady Remington
Don Vaughan enjoys working with his dog and trains Champions, like Lady Remington
Don Vaughan, Eagle Scout
Don Vaughan was an Eagle Scout and captain of his high school tennis team.
Don with his daughter
Don Vaughan and his daughter Catherine at Wake Forest University Law School.
Don Vaughan with daughter Catherine at the ACC Mens Basketball Tournament in 2020.

Greensboro Public Schools, 1970
UNC-Chapel Hill, B.A. with Highest Honors, 1974
American University, Master in Public Administration, 1976
Wake Forest University, Juris Doctorate, 1979
Member, Wake Forest Law Review, 1977-1979

Elected Experience
North Carolina State Senate, 2008 – 2012
Mayor Pro Tem, 1996-2000
Greensboro City Council, 1991-2005 (7 Terms)

Bar Admissions
North Carolina State Bar
District of Columbia Bar

Federal District Court for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships
North Carolina Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
Greensboro Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys
Board – North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association
Board – North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry
Board and Founding Member – NC FREE
National Association of Manufacturers
United States Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement
Appointed by the Governor to the North Carolina Courts Commission
Appointed by the Governor to North Carolina State Banking Commission
Board of Visitors – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Board Member – Greensboro Merchants Association
Board Member – Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Board Member – North Carolina Association of Realtors Management Committee
Board Member – Court Watch
Board Member – Greensboro Housing Coalition
Greensboro Rotary Club
Greensboro Sports Council
Member – Triad Leadership Network
Fellow – Institute of Political Leadership

Law School Teaching Experience

Wake Forest Law School
Elon Law School

If you are in need of an attorney in Greensboro, NC, contact us here, or call or TAP (336) 273-1415 to get started on your case.