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

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 Selected to U.S. News/Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms 2017

Tharrington Smith has been selected to the U.S. News/ Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in 8 areas of practice.

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.


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