Raleigh, N.C., May 11, 2023 – Tharrington Smith, LLP is pleased to recognize longtime partner Ken Soo, currently of counsel in the firm’s Education Law practice, recipient of the 2023 Ann L. Majestic Distinguished Service Award. This accolade is presented by the Education Section of the American Bar Association to a lawyer who has shown exceptional leadership in the field of education law in North Carolina.
The Ann L. Majestic Distinguished Service Award was established in 1990 and renamed in 2014 in honor of the late Ann Majestic. As a Tharrington Smith partner, Ann Majestic dedicated her life and career to furthering North Carolina education through the provision of excellent legal guidance to public schools.
“Ann Majestic was one of the finest lawyers I have known and embodied school law in North Carolina,” Ken Soo says. “It is humbling to receive the award that bears her name. Thank you to my colleagues and clients for this honor.”
Soo was presented with the award on April 14, 2023, by colleague Carolyn Murchison. Since joining Tharrington Smith in 1994, he has received numerous honors for his work, including multiple recognitions on the Best Lawyers in America® list. The Ann L. Majestic Distinguished Service Award adds another landmark to an already outstanding career. The firm congratulates Ken Soo on this achievement and thanks him for his many years of service to North Carolina education.
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The attorneys at Tharrington Smith, LLP pride themselves on providing the highest quality professional legal services available. The motto “we don’t deal with cases, we deal with people” is the foundation of their practice, and they have been building successful relationships in the state since 1964. Because of this, they have grown into a practice that reaches across North Carolina and have earned a reputation that spreads across the nation. Focusing on the core proficiencies of family law, education law, criminal defense, criminal tax defense, and civil litigation, Tharrington Smith, LLP has helped countless individuals, companies, and governmental boards find lasting resolutions to their legal issues in North Carolina for almost 60 years.