Attorney Don Vaughan

Don Vaughan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with high honors in 1974. He received his master’s degree in public administration from American University, and received his law degree from Wake Forest University. He practices law regularly in North Carolina District and Superior Courts, Federal Court and he is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Beverly Perdue recently commented that, "for more than 30 years, Don Vaughan has distinguished himself as a lawyer..."

Greensboro Public Schools, 1970
UNC- Chapel Hill, B.A. with Highest Honors, 1974
American University, Master in Public Administration, 1976
Wake Forest University, Juris Doctorate, 1979

Member, Wake Forest Law Review, 1977-1979


Elected Experience
North Carolina State Senate, 2008 - Present
Mayor Pro Tem, 1996-2000
Greensboro City Council, 1991-2005 (Seven Terms)


Bar Admissions
North Carolina State Bar
District of Columbia Bar*

Federal District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships
North Carolina Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
Greensboro Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys
Board- North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association
Board- North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry
Board and Founding Member – NC FREE
National Association of Manufacturers
United States Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement
Appointed, North Carolina Courts Commission
Board of Visitors – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Board Member- Greensboro Merchants Association
Board Member- Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Board Member- North Carolina Association of Realtors Management Committee
Board Member- Court Watch
Board Member- Greensboro Housing Coalition
Sunday School Teacher - Westminister Presbyterian Church
Greensboro Rotary Club
Greensboro Sports Council
Member- Triad Leadership Network
Fellow - Institute of Political Leadership

Law School Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor
Wake Forest Law School Adjunct Professor
Elon Law School
*Indicates Voluntary Inactive Status