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Civil Litigation

Civil litigation deals with an individual or business filing a suit against another individual or business. We solve these civil matters in court or through mediation and arbitration.

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Criminal Defense

Known throughout the United States as one of the country’s preeminent criminal defense firms, Tharrington Smith has been helping individuals and companies in the midst of criminal investigations for more than 40 years.
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Criminal Tax Defense

We serve clients in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and throughout the entire state of North Carolina/NC with both IRS criminal investigations and North Carolina Department of Revenue criminal investigations. In addition, we assist and represent businesses and taxpayers across the country in IRS criminal investigations.
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Education Law

Tharrington Smith has been a partner to public education in North Carolina for forty years. No other law firm in North Carolina can claim the depth and breadth of experience in school law found at Tharrington Smith.
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Divorce and Family Law

Family law is a cornerstone at Tharrington Smith. Its lasting importance in our practice reflects our passion to apply our expertise to each family law situation, whether it is resolved through negotiation of a separation agreement, divorce mediation, collaborative divorce, divorce arbitration or family litigation through the courts.