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Danielle Barbour Wilson, Principal

Danielle Barbour Wilson, Principal

Licenses: North Carolina
Practice Area: Civil Litigation, Colleges and Universities, Labor and Employment
  • About Danielle
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Danielle represents and advises private companies and local government entities in a variety of civil litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies including claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and alleged Constitutional violations. Specifically, she assists clients with compliance with state and federal laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Housing Act (FHA). In addition to her defense practice, Danielle represents select transitioning executive and professionals in employment disputes. Danielle’s practice is divided into three main areas:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Advice and Counsel
  • Investigations and Audits

Prior to joining the Banks Law Firm, Danielle practiced labor and employment law in the Raleigh office of a large North Carolina law firm where she spent time seconded to a multinational retail corporation’s Information Security Division. Danielle is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law issues and has served as a guest lecturer at North Carolina Central School of Law. She has also served as a faculty member of the nationally renowned Kessler–Eidson Trial Techniques Program at Emory University School of Law.

Danielle graduated with honors from Tennessee State University, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration and Planning with a minor in Business Administration. She received her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, Order of Barristers, where she was a member of the Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams, and the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in trial advocacy.

Danielle has been recognized in Business North Carolina’s 2023 Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories, including Employment Law.  In addition, she has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine (an honor bestowed upon no more than 2.5 percent of practicing attorneys in each state) every year since 2016.  Danielle currently serves on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Council.

Danielle is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and all state and United States District Courts (Eastern, Middle, and Western) domiciled in North Carolina.

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, Order of Barristers
  • B.S., Tennessee State University, magna cum laude

North Carolina


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms
  • North Carolina Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Council

Triangle Park (NC) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated

  • Obtained involuntary dismissal of lawsuit brought by former employee of national bank alleging FMLA retaliation and interference.
  • Represented police department in lawsuit brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 stemming from alleged retaliation and sexual harassment of a female law enforcement officer which resulted in involuntary dismissal.
  • Obtained involuntary dismissal of wrongful discharge action asserting claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and § 1981 for alleged race discrimination of a housing authority maintenance worker.
  • Defended County Sheriff in wrongful discharge and Constitutional claims brought in connection with COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
  • Extensive experience negotiating and conciliating with the EEOC and USDOL in various Title VII, ADA, FLSA and OSHA matters.
  • Conducted investigation into claims of widespread and systemic race discrimination made by a human resources professional of a Fortune 500 company.
  • Conducted investigation into alleged sexual harassment of a human resources executive by the CEO of a local government entity.
  • Conducted investigation into alleged kickbacks and violations of a local government entity’s procurement policy.
  • Conducted investigation into claims of alleged breaches of the attorney-client privilege by an in-house attorney in connection with a personnel investigation.
  • Conducted investigation into claims of widespread sexual harassment and race discrimination lodged by a female law enforcement officer.