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Physical Address:
Wells Fargo Building
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602

(Wake County)
(919) 821-4711
Fax: (919) 829-1583

Local Counsel Services

Today it is common to be involved in disputes that cross state lines and other boundaries. When cases overflow into different jurisdictions, it requires the assistance of local counsel. The attorneys at Tharrington Smith have worked with numerous out-of-state and national law firms to provide knowledgeable and efficient assistance in all forms of civil disputes and criminal investigations.

At Tharrington Smith, our trial knowledge and experience enables us to provide insight into the local rules of procedure and practice, whether in North Carolina Superior Court, North Carolina Business Court, or in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts. What may be common or acceptable practices in one jurisdiction may not apply in another. Our familiarity with North Carolina courts and opposing counsel allows us to assist in all aspects of a case, from drafting various motions and briefs to tailoring arguments that ensure the case is presented is tone appropriate and consistent with the presiding judge’s preferences. By having a thorough understanding of the local customs and personalities you may be faced with, we can assist outside counsel with avoiding potential pitfalls.

The attorneys at Tharrington Smith have experience in all types of disputes in both state and federal courts – from complex business litigation to employment disputes, in criminal matters and investigations by state and federal agencies, and even personal injury matters. Our areas of expertise and focus include:

  • Administrative Hearings
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Beverage & Alcohol Control Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors Rights and Collections Law
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Election Law and Redistricting
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Local Government Law and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Professional Licensing Boards & Discipline
  • Family & Divorce Law
  • Education Law
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Criminal Tax Defense

If you are in need of local counsel, require assistance for admission pro hac vice, or simply require a special appearance in a state or federal North Carolina Court, the attorneys at Tharrington Smith are able to assist you. Our experience in an array of disputes provides us with a sophisticated understanding of how to handle the delicate nature of all matters inside and outside of a courtroom. We understand the importance of choosing experienced and knowledgeable local counsel to associate in your case and are committed to helping you and your clients navigate the North Carolina court system to work toward a resolution. If you are in need of local counsel, contact the attorneys at Tharrington Smith for a consultation at (919) 821-4711.

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