Roger Smith Jr.

Roger Smith Jr.

Tharrington Smith
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets
  • North Carolina
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Summary

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.

Education
Campbell Law School
J.D. (1999)
Honors: Order of Kivett. Trial Advocacy Program, book award winner.
Activities: School's National Trial Team
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1991) | English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Tharrington Smith
- Current
Co-Founder
Appalachian Designs
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Furniture designed by Roger W. Smith, Jr.
Awards
Best Lawyers, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense section, and in the Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense section, and in the Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense section, and in the Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense section, and in the Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI Section
Best Lawyers in America
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Top 100 DWI attorney in North Carolina
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 100 National Trial attorneys
National Trial Attorneys
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
Order of the Kivett
University of North Carolina
Professional Associations
Wake County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Membership Directory Committee
Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
Current
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
American Judicature Society
Member
Current
North Carolina State Bar # 26759
Member
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Litigation
Languages
  • English
Social Media
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Website
Contact & Map
Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-4711
Fax: (919) 829-1583