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150 Fayetteville Street
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Raleigh, NC 27601


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P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602

(Wake County)
(919) 821-4711
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17 Tharrington Smith Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America 2018

We are pleased to announce that 17 Tharrington Smith lawyers have been included in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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 each selected to both the Criminal Defense: White Collar Section and Criminal Defense: General Practice Section. Doug Kingsbery (2005), Melissa Hill (2010) and Hill Allen (2012) are each 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, and in the Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI Section (2018). Russell Babb (2018) is included in Criminal Defense: General Practice section.

A full 70% of the firm’s family law attorneys are included in the 2018 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), and Daniel Clark (2018) who are included in the Litigation – Intellectual Property section. Roger Smith, Sr., 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 by Jonathan Blumberg (2013) who is listed in the Education Law Section, and the firm’s mediation section is represented by Fred Morelock (2006).

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Tharrington Smith LLP is one of the most widely respected firms in North Carolina and has cultivated a positive reputation that reaches across the nation. The firm’s 35 attorneys serve clients in the areas of criminal law, taxation and seizure, family law and mediation, education law, election law and redistricting, and civil litigation. Our lawyers ardently encourage excellence in the legal profession, the arts, education, and the community through professional service and financial support. The firm’s lawyers welcome referrals and associations in our primary practice areas and are commonly requested by our peers to assist with complex matters in our individualized fields of practice. To find out more about Tharrington Smith LLP, visit our website at

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