Waller, Carolyn A.

150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151Raleigh, NC 27602

Updated: 07/15/2016


Carolyn Waller joined the Education Section of Tharrington Smith in 2000. Her practice includes representation of public schools and other educational institutions, 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...


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Practice Areas

  • Education Law
  • Special Education
  • Employment
  • Redistricting
  • Election Law And Redistricting

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Council of School Attorneys (Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment, and Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section (Member)
  • Wake County Bar Association (Member)
  • 10th Judicial District Bar (Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Association)
  • National School Boards Association, Council for School Attorneys (Member)


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1998
    Honors: Daniel H. Pollitt Fellowship
    Law Journal: North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Editor
  • University of California, Berkeley , 1990
    Major: Anthropology

Past Positions

  • North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Policy Analyst, 1998 - 2000
  • Field Archaeologist in Hawaii and Micronesia, 1989 - 1991
  • Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture, Archivist and Journalist, 1991 - 1993



  • Daniel H. Pollitt Fellowship

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150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151Raleigh, NC 27602


  • 919-829-1583


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150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151Raleigh, NC 27602