Carolyn Waller

Carolyn Waller

Public School Board Lawyer
  • Education Law, Employment Law
  • North Carolina
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Carolyn Waller joined the Education Section of Tharrington Smith in 2000. Her practice includes public school law, special education, and employment law, with particular interest in the areas of freedom of speech and the First Amendment, search and seizure in the school setting, due process, open meetings laws and public records issues, and election law. Ms. Waller is a member of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys and the Education, Labor and Employment, and Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities sections of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina and the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Waller graduated with honors in 1998 from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as an editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, was awarded a Daniel H. Pollitt Fellowship, and granted membership into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society. Before joining Tharrington Smith two years later, she worked as a policy analyst with the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research where her focus was on higher education in North Carolina.

Ms. Waller earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Anthropology in 1990, after which she moved to Micronesia and worked first as a field archaeologist and later as a journalist for the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture. Ms. Waller is a native of Michigan but calls Apex home, where she lives with her three children. If she survives the middle school years, she hopes to one day complete a triathlon.

Ms. Waller is a public school board lawyer.

Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Special Education
  • Election Law And Redistricting
Fees
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
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United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
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United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Field archaeologist
Micronesia
Current
Journalist
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture
Current
Attorney
Tharrington Smith
- Current
Policy Analyst
North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research
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Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1998)
Honors: With honors. Awarded the Daniel H. Pollitt Fellowship. Granted membership into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society.
Activities: North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Editor
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University of California - Berkeley
B.S. (1990) | Anthropology
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Professional Associations
Wake County Bar Association
Member
Current
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10th Judicial District Bar
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North Carolina Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Education, Labor and Employment Section. Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section.
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North Carolina Council of School Attorneys
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North Carolina State Bar
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
USA