Russell D. Babb

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Tharrington Smith, LLP
Russell D. Babb
Tharrington Smith, LLP

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1999

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

Tharrington Smith, LLP

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1900
Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-821-4711 Email: Russell D. Babb Visit website

Details

Russell Babb is a partner in the firm’s criminal section and is widely recognized as one of North Carolina’s top criminal defense attorneys.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996, where he was a Morehead Scholar and captain of the Carolina football team.  Mr. Babb was a four-year starter as an offensive lineman for the Tar Heels, and was also the winner of the 1995 Jim Tatum Award, which is presented each year to the top Senior Scholar-Athlete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  In 1999, Mr. Babb graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law where he participated in the UNC Criminal Law Clinic and was president of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.  Prior to joining Tharrington Smith in 2010, he worked as a civil litigator and as an Assistant Public Defender in Wake County.  In addition to his extensive work defending clients in state court, Mr. Babb has also practiced in federal court and is admitted in the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Mr. Babb has been very active in bar service since joining Tharrington Smith.  He was elected to a three year term on the Wake County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and was appointed to the Tenth Judicial District’s Grievance Committee. Mr. Babb was also recently elected by his peers to be the President of the Tenth Judicial District Bar for 2021.

First Admitted: 1999, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://tharringtonsmith.com/our_attorneys/russell-d-babb/

Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in Political Science, 1996
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1999
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member, 1999
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, 1999
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
Honors/Awards:
  • Business North Carolina Magazine, Legal Elite Criminal Section, 2012
  • Business North Carolina Magazine, Legal Elite Criminal Section, 2015
  • Business North Carolina Magazine, Legal Elite Criminal Section, 2016
  • Avvo Client Choice Award, 2016

Office location for Russell D. Babb

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1900
Raleigh, NC 27601

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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