Stephen G. Rawson

Stephen G. Rawson

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 Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education
    Attorney Profile

    Stephen Rawson earned his undergraduate degree in physics with honors from Duke University in 2005.  He taught 7th grade science in Louisville, Kentucky for two years, during which time he earned a master’s degree from the University of Louisville.  Mr. Rawson returned to Duke and earned his law degree with honors in 2010.  During law school, he served as Chairman of the Moot Court Board and participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he successfully argued a criminal case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

    Mr. Rawson's practice focuses on representation of local boards of education.  He is the primary board attorney for multiple counties, and provides consultation to numerous others in specific areas of law, including employment law, special education, bond forfeitures, and student discipline issues.  He provides litigation defense for boards of education all over North Carolina, and legal training for school staff on many topics.

    Prior to joining Tharrington Smith in 2013, Mr. Rawson served for one year as the Dean’s Fellow at Duke University School of Law, and for two years as a law clerk to Justice Robin Hudson on the North Carolina Supreme Court.  He lives with his wife and two sons in Durham.

    About Stephen Rawson

    Admitted: 2010, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • NC Bar Association Education Law Section CLE Committee, 2016
    • North Carolina State Bar, 2010
    • NC Bar Association Education Law Section CLE Committee, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • BA, Physics, Duke University, 2005
    • MA, Teaching, University of Louisville, 2007
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    Office Location for Stephen G. Rawson

    150 Fayetteville St.
    Suite 1800
    Raleigh, NC 27601

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    Last Updated: 3/29/2021

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