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Roger W Smith Jr

Roger W Smith Jr


DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Tharrington Smith LLP
Raleigh, NC
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About Roger W Smith Jr

Attorney Biography

Roger W. Smith, Jr., was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended the Raleigh public schools. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina in 1991. While at UNC he was inducted into the Order of Gimghoul.

After college, Mr. Smith moved to Wyoming where, during a period of about two years, he learned to hand-make rough white-pine furniture in the Western tradition. He returned to North Carolina and co-founded Appalachian Designs, a company through which he continued to manufacture and market this furniture.

In the fall of 1996, Mr. Smith entered the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. During law school, he received the book award in the Trial Advocacy Program, was named to the School’s National Trial Team, and was inducted into the Order of Kivett. He received his law degree in 1999 and joined Tharrington Smith that year. He has been recognized by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense as the top 100 DWI Attorneys in North Carolina for 2014, Recognized by National Trial Lawyers top 100 National Trial Attorneys for 2014. Business magazine, Legal Elite for 2014.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and its membership directory committee, the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the American Judicature Society. He and his wife, Leigh Ann Smith, have three children.


Practice Areas

 
DUI / DWI (65%)
 
Criminal Defense (35%)

Résumé - Roger W Smith Jr

Bar Licenses

North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina
Member in Good Standing
1999

Work Experience

Tharrington Smith LLP
Attorney at Tharrington Smith, LLP
1999

Co-Founder at Appalachian Designs Furniture
1993

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Education

Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University
Juris Doctor
1999

University of North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts
1991

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Associations

Wake County Bar Association
Member
Wake County Bar Association

North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
North Carolina Advocates for Justice

American Bar Association
Member
American Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Member
North Carolina State Bar
1999

Member
Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers

Member
North Carolina Bar Association

Member
American Judicature Society

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Awards & Honors

Top 100 DWI attorney in North Carolina
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
2014

Top 100 National Trial attorneys
The National Trial Attorneys
2014

Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
2014

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Commercial Recognitions

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021

Best Lawyers in America- Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
2020

Best Lawyers in America - DUI/DWI Defense
Best Lawyers in America
2020

Best Lawyers in America - DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer of the Year for Raleigh
Best Lawyers in America
2020

Best Lawyers in America
2019

Best Lawyers in America
2018

Best Lawyers In America
2017

AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
2016

Best Lawyers in America
2016

Rising Star
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2009

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Contact Roger W Smith Jr

Roger W Smith Jr
Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Street Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
raleighcriminal.law
Office: 919-821-4711
Fax: 919-829-1583

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Bar Membership Information

North Carolina State Bar -

Roger W Smith Jr - Member information with the North Carolina State Bar - Find more information about Roger W Smith Jr on the North Carolina State Bar website including status and disciplinary information.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


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