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Darlene E. Harris, Esq | Criminal Lawyer North Carolina

Darlene E. Harris, Esq is a prominent criminal defense attorneys in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC and services surrounding counties including Cabbarrus, Union, Rowan, Gaston. Darlene is one of the most well know African American female attorneys in the State of North Carolina and passionate about presenting the best case for her clients. Most recently Darlene was featured as defense counsel in one of the most high profile murder cases in Charlotte, NC history stemming from protests after a police shooting in 2016.

Darlene’s interests in being an exceptional defense attorney stems from following the trail of O.J. Simpson before she ever attended law school. Her interest in criminal justice has led to representing many criminal justice activists including Charlotte City Councilman Braxton Wiston.

Darlene’s practice is centered around defending clients in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas for felony weapons, drug trafficking, and other felony issues with high impact consequences. She is one of the few African American female attorneys in Charlotte, NC in private practice that focuses on felony cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, drug trafficking and drug distribution cases. She also seeks to help clients with weapons and other felony cases occurring in Mecklenburg, Cabbarrus, Union, Rowan, Gaston counties in North Carolina.

When not practicing criminal defense law, Darlene helps small business clients from formation to litigation. Prior to criminal defense law, Darlene served as General Counsel for a mid-sized construction business in Mecklenburg county. Her responsibilities included servicing contracts north of millions of dollars and enforcing contacts with prime and sub contractors.

While managing her practice, Darlene began to work as an Of Counsel attorney in the criminal and personal injury departments at the law firm of Seward LLP. When not practicing law, Darlene loves to travel, become a more experienced foodie, and practice hot yoga.


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Educational history:

·        North Carolina Central University - JD

·       University of North Carolina at Charlotte - BA