Convergent beam electron diffraction (CBED) was used to measure localized lattice strains in damascene copper interconnects. This method provides data from areas of approximate diameter 20 nm, enabling evaluation of strain states within individual grains. Lattice parameters were determined by measuring the deficient higher order Laue zone (HOLZ) line positions in experimental zone axis patterns and subsequently comparing them to kinematical and dynamical simulations. Quantitative comparison was accomplished using a least squares analysis of distances between line intersections. Deposition-induced strains between 0.06% and 0.14% were measured in 2.0 µm wide lines. The uncertainty in strain determination was approximately 0.02%, as limited by the precision in HOLZ line detection. In addition to enabling localized analysis of strain states, another advantage of using CBED is that the microstructure can be fully evaluated. Used in conjunction with global methods such as X-ray diffraction, CBED may provide unique insight into localized failure phenomena such as electromigration void formation in damascene copper.