We are pleased to announce that 15 of its lawyers have been included in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, the Tharrington Smith firm has been included in Best Lawyers in America’s Top Listed Awards statewide for Criminal Defense: White Collar in North Carolina (5 lawyers listed) and Family Law in North Carolina (7 lawyers listed). Both of those practice sections are included in the Raleigh area Metro Awards. Tharrington Smith is additionally recognized as a Top Listed Metro Award winner in the Criminal Defense: General Practice in Raleigh (3 lawyers listed) category.
Representing the criminal law section of the firm are attorneys Wade Smith and Roger Smith, Sr., both of whom have been included in Best Lawyers in America© since its inauguration in 1983. They are both listed in the Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: General Practice sections of the Best Lawyers© lists. Doug Kingsbery (2005), Melissa Hill (2010), and Hill Allen (2012) are also listed in the Criminal Defense: White Collar Criminal Defense section. Roger Smith, Jr., (2016) is included in the Non-White Collar Criminal Defense section.
A full 70% of the firm’s family law attorneys are included in the 2017 edition of the Best Lawyers in America List. They include Lynn Burleson (1995), Jaye Meyer (2001), Fred Morelock (2006), Alice Stubbs (2010), and Jill Jackson (2012), Steve Mansbery (2016) and Evan Horwitz (2016).
The civil litigation section of our firm is represented by Wade Smith and Doug Kingsbery, both included in the special Bet-The-Company Litigation section, along with Randall Roden (2013), who is included in the Litigation – Intellectual Property section, and Roger Smith, Sr., who is included in the Appellate Practice section. Doug Kingsbery is also listed in the Commercial Litigation Section. The education section of the firm is represented in the list by Jonathan Blumberg (2013), while the firm’s family law mediation practice is represented by Fred Morelock (2006).
Best Lawyers has evaluated legal professionals based on peer review surveys since 1983. Information about the methodology used to select lawyers can be found here: http://www.bestlawyers.com/Downloads/bl-expanded-methodology.pdf