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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 in North Carolina 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 A. Soo

First Admitted: 1991, North Carolina

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Educational Background

  • Duke University - BA - Bachelor of Arts


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

Representative Clients

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

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

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Registered Parliamentarian, National Association of Parliamentarians, 2018
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Office Location for Kenneth A. Soo

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601

Last Updated: 5/5/2020

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