Russell Babb and Evan Horwitz to Serve as Managing Partners for Tharrington Smith, LLP

Russell Babb and Evan HorwitzRaleigh, N.C., January 3, 2023 – Tharrington Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the advancement of attorneys Russell Babb and Evan Horwitz to the role of managing partners, effective January 1, 2024. The firm celebrates this new era of leadership while also honoring current managing partner Fred Morelock, who has served faithfully in the position for sixteen years. 


“As managing partner, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the staff and lawyers at Tharrington Smith,” Morelock says. “I have seen a lot of changes, growth and two relocations over the last sixteen years. I look forward to continuing to practice law in the family law section.”


Mr. Babb is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and has committed his talents to the firm’s criminal defense clients since 2010. He has amassed numerous accolades for his legal work, including recognition by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and the American Bar Foundation. 


Mr. Horwitz, a Raleigh native, is a graduate of Indiana University and Campbell University School of law.  In addition, he has used his legal expertise as a clerk at the North Carolina Supreme Court and as an Adjunct Professor at Campbell University School of Law. He has also been repeatedly selected for Best Lawyers, North Carolina Super Lawyers, and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite. Mr. Horwitz has been with Tharrington Smith’s family law section since 2008.


Tharrington Smith congratulates Mr. Babb and Mr. Horwitz on their new positions as managing partners, and they extend their sincerest gratitude to Fred Morelock for his many years of dedication to the role. The firm looks forward to the leadership of its new managing partners and is eager to continue their outstanding service to their clients.



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. Therefore, 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 nearly 60 years.