Daniel K. Siegel


A native of Durham, North Carolina, Dan Siegel holds a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In law school, Mr. Siegel won first place in the 2011 journal competition and served as an editor of the North Carolina Law Review. After graduating, Mr. Siegel completed a fellowship in the Office of University Counsel at UNC – Chapel Hill. He then clerked for Justice Cheri Beasley at the Supreme Court of North Carolina before joining Tharrington Smith.



  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC, Juris Doctor, May 2013
  • North Carolina Law Review, Comments Editor
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, B.A. Political Science, July 2009

Scholarly Recognition

  • UNC School of Law, First Place, 2011 Joint Journal Competition
  • UNC School of Law, Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy: Best Appellee in Section (Spring 2011)

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2013
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member

Clerkships & Appointments

  • The Honorable Cheri Beasley, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, Law Clerk, 2015
  • UNC Office of University Counsel, Chapel Hill, NC, Litigation Fellow, September 2013 to February 2015
    Internships & Externships

  • The Honorable Linda Stephens, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, NC, Extern, Fall 2012
  • Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, Intern, Summer 2012
  • North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., Raleigh, NC, Intern, June to August 2011
  • Office of Staff Counsel, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, NC, Extern, May to June 2011


  • Recent Development, Clearly Established Enough: The Fourth Circuit’s New Approach to Qualified Immunity in Bellotte v. Edwards, 90 N.C. L. Rev. 1241 (2012)

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