Tharrington Smith Welcomes Attorney Joshua Renz to Education Law Section

Joshua RenzRaleigh, N.C., October 5, 2023 – Tharrington Smith, LLP is proud to announce the addition of
Joshua Renz to their education law practice. Renz is a remarkable legal talent with a strong
background in the field, and Tharrington Smith is eager to add his expertise to their staff of

Renz earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in economics at the University of
Alabama at Birmingham before graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law
in 2020. During law school, he gained extensive legal experience through internships with the
North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Orange/Chatham County District Attorney’s Office, and the
Southern Environmental Law Center, among others. He also served as a Staff Member of the
North Carolina Law Review. Prior to joining Tharrington Smith, Renz served as a law clerk to
Judge Jefferson Griffin at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and also as a law clerk to Justice
Trey Allen at the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

“I am thrilled to be joining the education law team at Tharrington Smith,” says Renz. “I come from a family of public school teachers, and it is an honor to devote my career to representingNorth Carolina’s public schools.”

Tharrington Smith boasts the largest and longest lasting education practice in North Carolina, through which they have supported the state’s public school system for over forty years. The firm extends a warm welcome to their newest attorney, and they are confident his extraordinary skills will assist them in providing personalized counsel for their valued 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. 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.