Roger W. Smith, Jr.

Roger W. Smith, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Tharrington Smith, LLP
 | 150 Fayetteville St., Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-821-4711
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile

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.

 

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.

About Roger Smith, Jr.

Admitted: 1999, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.tharringtonsmith.com/page/roger-w-smith-jr-

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyer, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense Section, Best Lawyers In America, 2017
  • Best Lawyer, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense Section, Best Lawyers In America, 2016
  • Business Magazine Legal Elite, 2014
  • Recognized by The National Trial Attorneys Top 100 National Trial attorneys, 2014
  • Recognized by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense Top 100 DWI attorney in North Carolina, 2014
  • Order of Kivett, Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Carolina State Bar , 1999
  • Wake County Bar Association, Membership Directory Committee
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Judicature Society, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Jurors wrestle with Raleigh DWI case, News and Observer, 2011
  • Raymond Cook gets three years in prison for DWI wreck, News and Observer, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Order of Kivett, Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina, B.A., English, 1991 
Office Location for Roger W. Smith, Jr.

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601

 

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Last Updated: 9/11/2016

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