Kenneth A. Soo

Kenneth A. Soo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Tharrington Smith, LLP
 | 150 Fayetteville St., Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-821-4711
Fax: 919-829-1583
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education
    Attorney Profile

    Ken Soo's areas of practice include public school law, employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Soo was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1991 and joined Tharrington Smith in 1994.

    Mr. Soo's  first career was as a wire service and newspaper reporter in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida, including stints with United Press International and The Charlotte Observer. He received his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. During law  school, he was a note editor for the North Carolina Law Review.  Mr. Soo completed his bachelor's degree in comparative area studies at  Duke University.

    Mr. Soo has  served as editor of Education Law, a publication of the North Carolina  Bar Association's education law section. He is a member of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys and a regular speaker for the North Carolina School Boards Association, the Principals' Executive Program, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

    About Kenneth Soo

    Admitted: 1991, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Registered Parliamentarian, National Association of Parliamentarians, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • North Carolina State Bar, member, 1991
    • 10th Judicial District Bar, member
    • Wake County Bar Association, member
    • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section, Editor of Education Law publication
    • North Carolina Bar Association, member Education Law Section
    • North Carolina Council of School Attorneys, member & speaker

    Representative Clients:

    • Rowan-Salisbury Schools
    • Warren County Schools, 2018
    • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
    • Iredell-Statesville Schools
    • Durham Public Schools
    • Tyrrell County Schools

    Educational Background:

    • Duke University - BA - Bachelor of Arts
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    Office Location for Kenneth A. Soo

    150 Fayetteville St.
    Suite 1800
    Raleigh, NC 27601

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    Last Updated: 5/5/2020

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