Raleigh Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Family Law, and Education Attorneys

We believe in alternate solutions, in applying them creatively and creating lasting resolution to our clients’ disputes. We are experienced trial lawyers.

Our well-known strength is criminal law. Our criminal defense lawyers offer more than 200 years combined experience to defendants in North Carolina.

Tharrington Smith has been a partner to education in North Carolina for more than 30 years. Our experience allows us to provide the full range of legal support to public school boards statewide.

Building Successful Client Relationships
in North Carolina since 1964

The attorneys at Tharrington Smith pride themselves on providing the highest quality professional legal services available. The motto “we don’t deal with cases, we deal with people” is the foundation of our practice. Because of this, we have grown into a practice that reaches across the state, and have earned a reputation that spreads across the nation. Focusing on the core proficiencies of family law, education law, criminal defense, and civil litigation, the firm’s legal services include matters relating to criminal tax investigations and defense, construction disputes, election protests, intellectual property issues, personal injury, employment discrimination, and mediator services. Tharrington Smith has helped countless individuals, companies and governmental boards find lasting resolution to their legal issues in North Carolina for 50 years.

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Tharrington Smith LLP ranked in Best Law Firms 2018.

Why Work With us?
Individual Talent.
Collective Energy.

Our Raleigh-based lawyers provide what we consider to be the most critical legal services affecting the quality of life in our state. Our practice is focused on supporting and protecting families, individuals, business, and education in North Carolina. An overview of what we do is below.