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Raleigh, NC 27601


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Raleigh, NC 27602

(Wake County)
(919) 821-4711
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Tharrington Smith Selected to Best Lawyers in America® 2009

Tharrington Smith has been ranked as the #1 law firm in North Carolina in Family and White Collar Criminal Defense Law and as the #1 law firm in Raleigh in Appellate, Family, White Collar Criminal Defense and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense Law, by US News/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms. Tharrington Smith has more Best Lawyers in these specialties in these jurisdictions than any other law firm.

Seven attorneys from Tharrington Smith have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009.

The 2009 edition is the fifteenth edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 24,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Tharrington Smith congratulates the following attorneys for their selection by Best Lawyers in America:

  • Wade M. Smith (White Collar Criminal Defense; Non-White Collar Criminal Defense)
  • Roger W. Smith, Sr. (Criminal Defense) (Appellate Law; White Collar Criminal Defense; Non-White Collar Criminal Defense.)
  • Carlyn Poole (Family)
  • Douglas E. Kingsbery (White Collar Criminal Defense)
  • Jaye Meyer (Family)
  • Lynn P. Burleson (Family)
  • Fred Morelock (Family)

Wade M. Smith and Roger W. Smith, Sr. have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 25 years and Carlyn Poole and Lynn P. Burleson have been listed for at least 10 years.

(Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers in America® 2009. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

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