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Paul Tharp Esq.

Paul Tharp Esq.

Arnold & Smith PLLC
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Appeals & Appellate
  • Florida, North Carolina
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Summary

Paul Tharp grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from high school, Mr. Tharp continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he received a basketball scholarship and played varsity basketball for three years. Mr. Tharp graduated magna cum laude from UNCW with a degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. He then attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in law school, Mr. Tharp competed on the Moot Court Invitational Team and worked as a columnist for The Daily Tar Heel and Mere Dictum, two campus publications. After graduating from UNC Law and passing both the Florida and North Carolina Bar Exams, Mr. Tharp and his wife, Tisha, settled in the Charlotte area.

Mr. Tharp is an experienced trial attorney who has tried bench and jury trials in state and federal courts in North Carolina. Mr. Tharp has written appeals and petitions in civil and criminal cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern, Middle, and Western Federal District Courts in North Carolina, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Mr. Tharp has appeared and argued cases before numerous courts in counties and districts throughout North Carolina.

At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, Mr. Tharp focuses his practice on civil rights cases, post-conviction relief petitions and appeals, civil and criminal appeals, car-crash cases, and other injury and appeal-related matters. Mr. Tharp handles cases primarily in the Charlotte metropolitan region and in the Federal District Courts in North Carolina. In some circumstances, Mr. Tharp will handle injury or appeal cases outside of the greater Charlotte and Mecklenburg County areas.

In his spare time, Mr. Tharp is an avid runner and enjoys hiking through the foothills of the Carolinas with his family. He and his wife, Tisha, are proud parents of a son and a daughter.

Education
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D.
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University of North Carolina - Wilmington
B.A. | English
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Arnold & Smith PLLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Charlotte-area Lawyers Sponsor Sister City Residents
Lawyers Weekly
District Court Judge Inquires about Propriety of Driving School
Lawyers Weekly
Speaking Engagements
Recent Developments in North Carolina Real Estate Law, Continuing Legal Education Course at Campbell University School of Law
2011
The Inside Approach to Approaching Inside Counsel, N.C. Business and Law Breakfast Forum
2011
Awards
Excellent Rating
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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Mecklenburg County Bar
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North Carolina Bar Association
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
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The Florida Bar
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Gaston County Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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North Carolina
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4th Circuit
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U.S. District Courts, Western, Eastern & Middle Districts of North Carolina
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Appeals & Appellate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
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Paul Tharp's Website Profile
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Arnold & Smith PLLC Website
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Paul Tharp's Injury Website Profile
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Arnold & Smith PLLC Injury Website
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Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog
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Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog
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Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog
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Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Arnold & Smith PLLC
The Historic John Price Carr House
200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
USA
Telephone: (704) 370-2828
Fax: (704) 370-2202