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Physical Address:
Wells Fargo Building
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602

(Wake County)
(919) 821-4711
Fax: (919) 829-1583

For existing and prospective clients, the attorneys at Tharrington Smith are continuing to provide the essential legal services you need during the COVID-19 stay at home orders. If you need advice about any legal matter, we can help you virtually, by phone or video conferencing. Pursuant to COVID-19 stay at home orders, under certain circumstances and while observing proper social distancing requirements, attorneys are able to appear in court and/or meet in person as well. Call us at 919-821-4711 to schedule a consultation.

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.

Tharrington Smith has been a partner to public education for more than 30 years. We provide full service legal support to school boards statewide.

Our well-known strength is criminal law. Our criminal defense lawyers offer more than 200 years combined experience to state and federal defendants.

Our professional neutrals include three former judges and two vastly experienced litigators. We help lawyers create lasting resolutions for their clients.

Family law is a passion of ours at Tharrington Smith. We represent clients through all phases of the matrimonial process.

We bring skill and experience to the defense of criminal tax matters throughout the state, at both the state and federal level.

Why Work With us?
Individual Talent. Collective Energy.

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. We have been building successful relationships in the State since 1964. 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.

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.

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We deal with people, not cases.