Litigation & Appeals

Many conflicts and disputes are best settled amicably, through creative problem solving and alternative dispute resolution processes like mediation. However, when remedial efforts are unsuccessful, or when litigation is inevitable and important legal rights are at stake, the education lawyers at Tharrington Smith bring the collaborative power of an entire team of seasoned trial and appellate lawyers to the full array of services we provide to school boards throughout North Carolina.

The kinds of issues that might give rise to litigation are nearly limitless. Whether the underlying issue relates to an employment matter, a construction defect, special education issues, discrimination allegations, civil rights matters, or arises from administrative and compliance issues, our veteran litigators offer robust legal representation and services including:

  • Litigation and Trial in State Court
  • Litigation and Trial in Federal Court
  • State Administrative Investigations and Hearings
  • Federal Administrative Investigations and Hearings
  • Mediation
  • Appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • Appeals before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

The education lawyers at Tharrington Smith bring their independent strengths to provide collaborative representation to school board clients involved in litigation. This team approach allows our attorneys to focus full attention on our clients’ daily needs while providing professional excellence in every litigation matter our clients face. We bring highly focused skill and experience to school boards throughout North Carolina. Passionate about both education and the law, our education lawyers are experienced, efficient and client oriented. We are available to respond to your RFP, answering all of your school board’s legal needs.