Randall Roden

Randall Roden

Tharrington Smith, LLP
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property
  • North Carolina
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Randall Roden is a trial and appellate lawyer who began his career with the United States Department of Justice. During his more than six years with the Justice Department, he tried cases in federal courts throughout the Southeast. He now handles civil trials and appeals at all levels in the state and federal court systems in North Carolina, primarily representing individuals and businesses in intellectual property, contract and business ownership disputes. At Tharrington Smith, Mr. Roden has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He is listed in Best Lawyers In America®, 2013 & 2014 for distinction in intellectual property litigation. Although the majority of his cases involve intellectual property or other business disputes, he also has extensive experience in media and First Amendment cases, construction litigation, will and estate contests and personal injury litigation. Mr. Roden has been appointed by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of North Carolina to a second two-year term on the Civil Rules Subcommittee of the Eastern District of North Carolina. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and the District of Columbia and is a member of the bar of all federal courts in North Carolina, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States Claims Court, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Roden is a member of the American Bar Association (litigation section), the North Carolina Bar Association (litigation section), the Wake County Bar Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Mr. Roden grew up in Midland, Texas, and Columbia, Missouri; graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1964, and from the University of North Carolina with a degree in English in 1973 and a J.D. in 1976; and served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969. Mr. Roden lives in Chapel Hill, where he has served on the Board.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Tharrington Smith, LLP
- Current
Soldier
United States Army
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Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1976)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1973) | English
Awards
Best Lawyers, Intellectual Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Intellectual Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers, Intellectual Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers, Intellectual Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers, Intellectual Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers, Intellectual Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers, Intellectual Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
Professional Associations
United States Claims Court
Admitted
Current
United States Tax Court
Admitted
Current
United States Supreme Court
Admitted
Current
North Carolina State Bar # 7287
Admitted
Current
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member
Current
Wake County Bar Association
Member
Current
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association, Business Section
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association, Construcion Law Section
Member
Current
District of Columbia Bar
Admitted
Current
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Admitted
Current
The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Admitted
Current
The United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Admitted
Current
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Admitted
Current
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Admitted
Current
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Website
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Contact & Map
150 Fayetteville Street
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-4711
Fax: (919) 829-1583