Douglas Kingsbery

Douglas Kingsbery

Tharrington Smith, LLP
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • North Carolina, United States Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service
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Summary

Upon graduation from law school in 1980, Doug Kingsbery joined the firm of Tharrington, Smith & Hargrove in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he worked as an associate in the areas of education law and criminal defense. He was made Partner in 1985, and has developed an extensive litigation and trial practice which includes trial and appellate work in civil, criminal and administrative law. Over the past 28 years, he has tried dozens of civil and criminal jury trials in numerous state and federal courts across North Carolina and he has received an AV rating from his peers as reported in Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Governmental And Regulatory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Licensing Boards Discipline
  • Tax Audits And Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Tax
  • Civil Audits leading to criminal
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
United States Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
North Carolina Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
United States District Courts for the Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Courts for the Middle District of North Carolina
United States District Courts for the Western District of North Carolina
United States Federal Court of Claims
United States Tax Court
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Tharrington, Smith & Hargrove, now Tharrington, Smith LLP
- Current
United States Naval Reserve
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Honorable Discharge
Education
Duke University
J.D. (1980)
Duke University's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
B.A. (1977) | Political Science and Religion
Honors: cum laude
Awards
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2014 Client Choice Award
Avvo
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation
AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney
Martindale Hubbell
Legal Elite, Criminal Law Section
Business North Carolina magazine
Professional Associations
North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
Member
Current
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member
Current
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
Current
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
Current
Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow
Current
American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
North Carolina State Bar # 9307
Member
- Current
North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member
- Current
Certifications
Board Certified Specialist in Federal and State Criminal Law
North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
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Contact & Map
Tharrington Smith, LLP
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-4711
Fax: (919) 829-1583