N. Leo Daughtry

N. Leo Daughtry

Founding Partner
Location:
Smithfield, North Carolina
Phone:
919-300-6982
910-249-9165
Fax:
919-934-9536
Email:

Leo Daughtry founded Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence, & Starling in Smithfield, North Carolina. He founded the firm as a sole practitioner in 1969. Since that time he has led the firm to its current posture with nine attorneys and over twenty staff members. Prior to founding the firm, he served as a Judge Advocate General with the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1969. Mr. Daughtry has been involved in many complex litigation matters; both civil and criminal; jury and nonjury.

He became active in politics in 1976 and was elected to the NC Senate in 1989. His political career has expanded to both the NC Senate and the NC House of Representatives; including House Majority Leader and House Minority Leader.

Leo is active in and around Johnston County, including the Johnston County Schools, Johnston County Chamber of Commerce, and Boy Scouts of America.

Leo and his wife, Helen, are active members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and other civic organizations.

Political:

  • Representative, N.C. House Representative, 2000-current
  • Candidate for N. C. Governor 1999-2000, lost in primary
  • Minority Leader, N.C. House of Representatives, 1999
  • 1998 Republican Leader of the Year; National Republican Party
  • Majority Leader, N.C. House of Representatives, 1994-1998
  • Senator, N.C. Senate, 1989-1993
  • Delegate to the Republican National Convention: 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996

Civic:

  • Board of Directors, Community Foundation
  • 1996-1997; Celebrity of the Year Award; Johnston County Schools
  • 1996; Man of the Year; Boy Scouts of America
  • 1995; Man of the Year; Johnston County Chamber of Commerce

 

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Litigation Matters
  • Civil and Criminal
  • Jury and Nonjury

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1965

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • LL.B. - 1965
  • Wake Forest University
    • B.A. - 1962

Honors and Awards

  • Celebrity of the Year Award; Johnston County Schools, 1996 - 1997
  • Man of the Year; Boy Scouts of America, 1996 - Present
  • Man of the Year; Johnston County Chamber of Commerce, 1995 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Johnston County Schools
  • Johnston County Chamber of Commerce
  • Boy Scouts of America

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General, 1966 - 1969

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Community Foundation
  • Johnston County Schools
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Johnston County Chamber of Commerce