Focus Areas

Tharrington Smith has been known throughout the United States as one of the country’s preeminent criminal defense firms. We have been helping individuals and companies in the midst of criminal investigations for more than 40 years. Whether white-collar investigation, drunk driving, racketeering, homicide, or appeals, we apply to each case a level of knowledge and skill that has earned us a spot in Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was founded 25 years ago. Together, we offer more than 150 years of combined experience in criminal court. Depending upon the case, these seasoned lawyers can work as a team or one-on-one with you. Either way, you are assured of the highest degree of legal counsel brought to bear on your unique issues.

  • Felonies & Misdemeanors | State and Federal Offenses
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving While Impaired (DUI/DWI)
  • Drug Offenses
  • Homicides
  • Assault
  • Larceny & Theft Offenses
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act
  • White-Collar Offenses | Corporate & Government Investigations
  •  Student Offenses
  • Criminal Tax Investigations
Our experienced, award-winning, criminal defense team is ready to defend your case.

Our Team​

Tharrington Smith has a number of lawyers who have appeared in all levels of court, in North Carolina and elsewhere. They are comfortable in the courtroom but also know when to seek an alternate solution.

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