Smith, Roger W. Sr.

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

Updated: 08/21/2017

Overview

Roger Smith, Sr., was born in Albemarle, North Carolina, attended the Albemarle public schools and was awarded a Morehead Scholarship at the University of North Carolina a Chapel Hill, where he received his B.A. degree in English in 1963. During his undergraduate years, he served as president of the freshman class, was inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece, and, in 1963, was co-captain of the football team.

Mr. Smith graduated from the UNC law school in 1967 after serving as the...

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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law and Business Crimes Defense
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Licensing Boards, Discipline
  • Election Law And Redistricting

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1967

Other Affiliations

  • Wake County Bar Association, - 1993 (President)
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, 1973 - 1974 (President)
  • North Carolina State Bar Council and its Ethics Committee, 1980 - 1989 (Member)
  • North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission, 1990 - 1993 (Member)
  • North Carolina Justice Needs Assessment Task Force, - 1993 (Member)
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, 1995 - 1996
  • American Judicature Society (Member of Board of Directors)
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates (Delegate)
  • North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society (President)
  • Louisburg College Board of Trustees (Member)
  • State Board of Governors of Summit House (Member)
  • 10th Judicial District Bar (Member)
  • Wake County Bar Association (Member)
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers (Member)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (Fellow)

Honors

  • Morehead Scholarship
  • Wettach-Van Hecke Citizenship Award
  • "Raleigh's Appellate Lawyer of the Lawyer" by Best Lawyers, - 2011
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers , 2006 - 2015
  • Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite", 2009 - 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 1983 - 2018
  • Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism Award, - 2013

Past Positions

  • North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Carlisle W. Higgins, Law Clerk

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1967
    J.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1963
    B.A.
    Major: English

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Honors

  • Morehead Scholarship
  • Wettach-Van Hecke Citizenship Award
  • "Raleigh's Appellate Lawyer of the Lawyer" by Best Lawyers, - 2011
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers , 2006 - 2015
  • Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite", 2009 - 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 1983 - 2018
  • Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism Award, - 2013

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

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  • 919-829-1583

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