Tharrington Smith, LLP Named 2021 Best Law Firm in 10 Practice Areas

Tharrington Smith, LLP Named 2021 Best Law Firm in 10 Practice Areas


Tharrington Smith, LLP is excited to announce the firm’s selection as a “2021 Best Law Firm” by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in 10 practice areas. Since 1983, Best Lawyers has highlighted not only individual lawyers but also top firms. It is one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications and is highly regarded as a guide to legal excellence. 

“It is an honor to once again be recognized as a Best Law Firm in multiple practice areas. I am so proud of our staff and lawyers for all they do here at Tharrington Smith. I am thrilled to see their work recognized and honored to be a member of this firm” said managing partner, Fred Morelock.

The 2021 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas in 185 geographic locations.  The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings is now in its eleventh consecutive year. Tharrington Smith has been continuously selected to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” since its inception in 2010.   

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


2021 Tier 1 

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation – Raleigh
  • Commercial Litigation – Raleigh
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice – Raleigh
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Raleigh
  • DUI/DWI Defense – Raleigh
  • Education Law – Raleigh
  • Family Law – Raleigh
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property – Raleigh

2021 Tier 2 

  • Family Law Mediation – Raleigh

2021 Tier 3

  • Litigation – First Amendment – Raleigh


In Raleigh and beyond, Tharrington Smith, LLP has long been the standard in all areas of law and they are thrilled to congratulate their entire staff on this achievement.