Tharrington Smith, LLP Recognized as a 2024 Best Law Firm in 12 Practice Areas
Best Law Firm 2024

Raleigh, N.C., November 2, 2023 — Tharrington Smith, LLP is honored to announce the firm’s selection as a “2024 Best Law Firm” in twelve individual practice areas. Best Lawyers® curates their peer-reviewed “Best Law Firms” list each year to include only the most exemplary in the field of law.


“We at Tharrington Smith are thrilled to once again appear on the list of ‘Best Law Firms,’” said managing partner Fred Morelock. “Our attorneys and staff members are among the most outstanding in the legal profession, and it is a pleasure to see their work recognized by such a prestigious organization.” 


Best Lawyers® is recognized globally as the premier guide to the legal field, having published referrals and peer-review surveys for over four decades. Recognition on the “Best Law Firms” list is considered an exceptional honor, one Tharrington Smith is grateful to have received each of the thirteen years it has been published.


Below is a complete list of Tharrington Smith practice areas recognized on the “Best Law Firm” list.


Metropolitan Tier 1



Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: General Practice

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

DUI/DWI Defense

Education Law

Family Law


Metropolitan Tier 2



Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Labor & Employment


Metropolitan Tier 3



Family Law Mediation

Litigation – First Amendment


Tharrington Smith, LLP thanks Best Lawyers® for this recognition and congratulates the employees of the firm for their remarkable achievements.



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. 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.