At Tharrington Smith, Rod Malone’s practice concentrates on education and construction law. His education law work includes representation of local school boards in employment cases, policy development, school finance, open meetings, public records and student issues. He also specializes in construction litigation, public bidding, and condemnation. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in electrical engineering in 1986. Mr. Malone earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 and joined Tharrington Smith that same year. Mr. Malone served on the National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys’ Board of Directors. He also served on the executive committee of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys, and he served as chair of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys. Mr. Malone is also a former member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section Council.
BV Distinguished Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, since 2004
NC Super Lawyers, 2021
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1989
North Carolina State University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986
North Carolina State Bar, Member since 1989
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section Member, Education Law Section Member
Wake County Bar Association
National Council of School Attorneys
North Carolina Council of School Attorneys
National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys, Member, Board of Directors
North Carolina Council of School Attorneys, Member, Executive Committee
North Carolina Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Council, former Council Member
Amendments to Laws Governing Public Construction Projects, 8 Education Law Newsletter No. 1, at 9 (N.C. Bar Assn, December 1995)
Counselor’s Corner – Posters in the Workplace, VOICE (NCSBA, Spring 1992)
Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, VOICE (NCSBA 1990)
State v. Daniels, No. 15-1085, NC Court of Appeals (March 15, 2016) (unpublished)
State v. Navarro, No. 15-1065, NC Court of Appeals (June 7, 2016)
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