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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

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Tharrington Smith LLP ranked in 10 Practice Areas at 2020 “Best Law Firms”

We are pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in 10 practice areas.

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Tharrington Smith celebrates 5 1/2 decades in Raleigh

Fifty-five years ago, Harold Tharrington and Wade Smith hung a shingle and the Tharrington Smith firm was born. We celebrate the firm’s anniversaries because we have been fortunate to help people from every walk of life with legal matters of every size …

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ROGER SMITH NAMED LAWYER OF THE YEAR and 14 Other Tharrington Smith Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America 2020

Roger Smith, Jr. has been named Best Lawyers in America 2020 Lawyer of the Year in DUI/DWI Defense Section for the Raleigh Metropolitan Area, and that a total of 15 of our lawyers have been listed in 10 separate practice sections of the Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition.

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Awards Named for Tharrington Smith Lawyers Granted in 2019

The Criminal Justice Section and Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association have granted awards named in honor of two Tharrington Smith attorneys in 2019.

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Attorney At Law Magazine Covers Tharrington Smith’s Criminal Defense Team

The Attorney at Law Magazine covered our criminal law section in its first edition of 2019. The pdf of the document is embedded below. We hope you enjoy our story. You can find a link to the online version HERE.

2091 Legal Elite Includees Jaye Meyer, Hill Allen, Russell Babb, Evan Horwitz, Roger Smith, and Alice Stubbs

6 Lawyers Selected to the Legal Elite 2019

We are pleased to share that six of its lawyers have been included in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2019. Help us congratulation Hill Allen, Russell Babb, Roger Smith, Alice Stubbs, Evan Horwitz and Jaye Meyer!

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Tharrington Smith Lawyers Honored by North Carolina Super Lawyers™ 2019

13 of its lawyers have been named to 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers™, and five have been named to North Carolina Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars

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Howard Cummings Joins Tharrington Smith’s Criminal Defense Practice

We are pleased to announce that Howard Cummings has joined the firm’s criminal defense practice, following nearly three decades of service as a Wake County District Attorney.

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News & Observer reports Howard Cummings’ Retirement

On his retirement from public service in November, the Raleigh News & Observer honored Howard Cummings’s career at the Wake District Attorney’s Office. The News & Observer had nice things to say.

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North Carolina Bar Foundation Dedicates Wade M. Smith Justice Fund

he North Carolina Bar Foundation dedicated the Wade M. Smith Justice Fund to Benefit Legal Aid of North Carolina on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary. The fund will help the NCBF Endowment sustain and strengthen its support of civil legal services for the poor provided through its Legal Aid of North Carolina Fund.

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Doug Kingsbery Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers

Douglas E. Kingsbery has been inducted into the Fellowship of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

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15 Tharrington Smith Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2019

15 of our lawyers have been included in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America©.

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2018 Wade Smith Criminal Justice Award

The 2018 Wade M. Smith Award was bestowed upon Winston-Salem Criminal Defense Attorney, Michael A. Grace.

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15 Tharrington Smith Lawyers included in 2017 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that 10 of our lawyers have been named to 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers™, and 5 have been named to North Carolina Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars.

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Six Tharrington Smith Lawyers Selected to the 2017 Legal Elite

We are pleased to announce that five of our lawyers who have been included in Business North Carolina Magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite.

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

Tharrington Smith LLP ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America’s “Best Law Firms” recognizes Tharrington Smith in 8 practice areas.

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15 Tharrington Smith Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2017

We are pleased to announce that 15 of its lawyers have been included in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America©.

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Tharrington Smith Attorneys Included in the 2015 Super Lawyers Business Edition

We are pleased to announce that Wade Smith, Doug Kingsbery and Hill Allen have been selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers Business Edition.

Tharrington Smith Awarded U.S. News/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2016

Tharrington Smith LLP ranked in 2016 “Best Law Firms”

The firm has been ranked in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® …

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Douglas Kingsbery Serves as Panelist at the 30th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Third Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy

For the third year in a row, the American Bar Association asked Doug Kingsbery to speak to its National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Controversy.

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Tharrington Smith, L.L.P. Partner to Speak at ABA National Conference

Doug Kingsbery, a Partner in the Criminal Law Section of Tharrington Smith, L.L.P. has been invited to speak at the American Bar Association’s 2011 National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud.

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Dealing with Expert Witness Testimony in Federal Criminal Tax Prosecutions

Tharrington Smith partner Douglas E. Kingsbury authored the following article, which was published in the June 8, 2010 issue of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Criminal Justice newsletter, True Bill.

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Roger Smith, Sr., and Elisa Cyre Featured in NC Lawyers Weekly for Amicus Brief

The court sided with the defendant, holding that the results of new, untested narcotics technology were inadmissible at trial.

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The Supreme Court Curtails Corruption Prosecutions Under “Honest-Services” Fraud Theory

In federal corruption prosecutions here in North Carolina and elsewhere, charges of “honest-services” fraud have figured prominently or even been the only charges brought. But, in a trio of long-awaited decisions issued in late June, the U.S. Supreme Court trimmed the use of the honest-services theory back to its roots