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150 Fayetteville Street
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Raleigh, NC 27601


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Raleigh, NC 27602

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(919) 821-4711
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Criminal Defense Articles


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.


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.

Wade M. Smith Justice Fund Celebration, NCBA, October 2018

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.

Celebrating the opening of our new offices!

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.

Jill Jackson, Russell Babb, Hill Allen, Evan Horwitz, Doug Kingsbery  and Alice Stubbs: 2017 Business North Carolina Legal Elite Honorees

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.


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©.


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® …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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