Tharrington Smith Paralegal Lacy Hansen Promoted to Criminal Defense Associate

Lacy HansenRaleigh, N.C., February 7, 2023 – Tharrington Smith, LLP is thrilled to announce the promotion of Lacy Hansen to the position of associate attorney. Hansen previously served as a paralegal for the firm’s criminal tax defense attorney Douglas E. Kingsbery. Following her success in passing the North Carolina Bar Exam and the acquisition of her legal license, she will continue to support Tharrington Smith’s clients in the criminal defense and criminal tax defense sections. 

Hansen is a graduate of the Belmont University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee, where she received her Juris Doctor in criminal law. During her time in law school, she served as the vice president of the Board of Advocates while participating in Mock Trial and Advanced Trial Advocacy. Hansen’s professional background includes internships with the Hon. Jeffrey S. Frensley in Nashville, as well as the Lee County District Attorney’s and Scotland County Public Defender’s offices.

“From my first day here as a paralegal, I have been excited to get up in the morning and work with and learn from this team of criminal defense attorneys,” Hansen says. “Now I am honored to work alongside them to continue to learn from them and fight for our clients’ constitutional rights. I feel incredibly lucky to be part of this team!”

Tharrington Smith prides itself on offering the highest quality of representation in all areas of law, including criminal defense and criminal tax defense. Lacy Hansen has proved to be an invaluable asset to both of these practices, and the firm is pleased that she will continue to apply her considerable legal skills to the position of associate attorney.


About Tharrington Smith LLP:

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.