Donahue Defense is a criminal defense firm located in Nags Head in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Daniel P. Donahue is the firm’s founder and is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Our firm focuses on helping locals and visitors of Dare County and Currituck County with DWI cases, traffic tickets, and other criminal matters. Our favorite clients are first-time offenders who never need us again.

Legal Specialties and Certifications

Board certified specialist in North Carolina and Federal Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization - 2016


  • Charlotte Law - Juris Doctor - 2010
  • North Carolina State University - Political Science - Law and Justice Concentration - 2005

Bar Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws Legal Committee

Client Reviews

Case dismissed! Professional and worked with my budget. Would recommend!

Max W.

From the moment I contacted Donahue Law Firm I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff. Their office stayed in constant contact with me regarding the details of my case. I was also impressed that Mr...

Michael H.

The people at Donahue law firm were very professional and courteous. Once I made my payment online, Dan Donahue contacted me promptly. Once I explained my situation he was able to easily explain to me exactly how the...

Brian Oliver

I am an out of state driver that visits the Currituck County area primarily during the summer. I received a speeding ticket during a recent and faced a court date. I contacted Donahue and explained how I was unable to...

David Saunders

Dan Donahue is an outstanding lawyer! His effort to win your case knows no bounds. I retained his services after I was stopped for a DUI in February of 2017. Through his efforts, Dan was able to secure a complete...

Rob Purvis

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