Neal Ramee

Top rated Schools & Education attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Tharrington Smith, LLP
Neal Ramee
Tharrington Smith, LLP

Practice Areas: Schools & Education

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2003

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014

Tharrington Smith, LLP

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-821-4711 Email: Neal Ramee Visit website


Neal Ramee is a partner in Tharrington Smith’s Education Section.  He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  While in law school, Mr. Ramee served as Managing Editor of the First Amendment Law Review and as an Honors Writing Scholar.  Before joining the firm in 2005, he served for two years as a law clerk to Justice Mark Martin at the North Carolina Supreme Court. Mr. Ramee has litigated cases in state and federal court involving the First Amendment, contract and employment disputes, student assignment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, negligence claims, and federal civil rights issues, among other matters.  His practice is dedicated to education law, with a particular focus on the state and federal constitutions, appellate practice, student discipline, student assignment, and immigration issues arising in the public school context.

First Admitted: 2003, North Carolina

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Order of the Coif, University of North Carolina School of Law
Educational Background:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Philosophy
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "The Law of School Assignment,"presented at the 2010 North Carolina Bar Association's Family Law Conference in Charleston, SC in May.  These materials were part of a Continuing Legal Education program of the North Carolina Bar Association. All rights reserved.
  • School Law Basics for Family Law Practitioners, North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Meeting (May 7, 2010), Presenter
  • Capital Lease Financing for North Carolina Public Schools, University of North Carolina School of Government, Annual School Attorneys' Conference (Feb. 2, 2007), Presenter
  • New(er) Ways to Finance School Construction, University of North Carolina School of Government Annual Finance Officers' Conference (March 9 2007), Presenter
  • Student Religious Clubs and the Equal Access Act, North Carolina School Boards Association Fifteenth Annual Law Conference (Oct. 20, 2006), Presenter
  • Presentation to North Carolina General Assembly Finance Committee on sales tax reimbursement for local education agencies (July 2, 2008)
  • Student Misuses of Technology: Practical and Legal Issues for School Administrators (various school districts, 2010), Presenter
  • The Law of Student Assignment in North Carolina (various school districts, 2008 to 2010), Presenter
  • Legal Custody Issues for School Administrators (Brunswick County Schools, Oct. 2009), Presenter
  • Student Records and Confidentiality Issues (Person County Schools, Sept. 2010), Presenter
  • Litigation Prevention Strategies and Internal Investigations, North Carolina Public Schools Risk Management Academy Annual Conference (January 2013), Presenter
  • Access to Student Information: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (NCSBA Conference, March 2014), Presenter
  • "Confidential Personnel Information: Civil and Criminal Liability." published in Education Law, Volume 18, Number 2, (North Carolina Bar Association, March 2006)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section, Editor of its publication, Education Law
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Council of School Attorneys, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section, Secretary/Treasurer
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section
  • American Immigration Law Association, Member
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • National Council of School Attorneys, Member
  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • Hardy, Bryant, Bullock, et. al. v. Vance County Board of Education, NCDPI, NC State Board of EducationCOA11-1418 , 2012
  • Citizens Addressing Reassignment and Education, Inc., et al. v. Wake County Board of Education; COA06-105, 2007
  • Transportation Services of North Carolina, Inc. D/B/A Crystal Transportation v. Wake County Board of Education, Kathryn Watson Quigg, and William R. Mcneal; COA08-664  , 2009
  • Davis v. Macon County Board of Education; COA05-1337 – AMICUS BRIEF, 2006

Office location for Neal Ramee

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014

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