Joshua Renz practices exclusively in the Education Section at Tharrington Smith. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a staff member of the North Carolina Law Review and a member of the Federalist Society. Before attending law school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Josh brings to the firm a rich work history with experience in different practice settings. Prior to joining Tharrington Smith, he served as a law clerk to Justice Trey Allen at the Supreme Court of North Carolina and to Judge Jefferson G. Griffin at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, where he was also a judicial extern to Judge Valerie J. Zachary. While in law school, Josh interned at Pisgah Legal Services, the Orange/Chatham County District Attorney’s Office, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and Tin Fulton Walker & Owen in Chapel Hill.
Outside of work, Josh enjoys cooking, playing his guitar, and spending time with his wife and son. He is also an avid reader and gardener.
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Juris Doctor, 2020
Staff Member, North Carolina Law Review
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 2016
North Carolina State Bar, 2021
Supreme Court of North Carolina, Justice Trey Allen, January 2023–August 2023
North Carolina Court of Appeals, Judge Jefferson G. Griffin, January 2021–December 2022
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