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Paul Tharp graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he majored in English and minored in Philosophy. Paul graduated with the top grade point average in his class in three years. After working as a high school English teacher, Paul attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his juris doctor and became a member of the Florida Bar in 2003 and the North Carolina Bar in 2005. Paul is admitted to practice in federal court for the Western District of North Carolina. During his career, Paul has focused on legal writing, publishing hundreds of articles on legal topics in various publications and assisting lawyers and law firms in drafting legal pleadings and other documents. In 2012, Paul became of counsel to Arnold & Smith, assisting the Arnold & Smith lawyers in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lindsey Sink Dasher

    I highly endorse Paul. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and an outstanding writer. He is also highly professional and skilled in his chosen areas of practice.


    Lindsey Dasher Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Tonya Graser Smith

    Paul is a very gifted legal advocate who carefully crafts and executes case winning legal strategies for his clients. I highly recommend Paul as a zealous advocate.


    Tonya Graser Smith Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Arnold & Smith, PLLC

200 North McDowell St
Charlotte, NC, 28204



FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt200309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2nd Place for top editorial column published in South CarolinaS.C. Press Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselArnold & Smith, PLLC2012 - Present
Managing PartnerPaul Tharp Law2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State BarN/A2005 - Present
Florida State BarN/A2003 - Present
Gaston County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Real EstatePositive
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers WeeklyDistrict court judge inquires about propriety of driving school2010
Lawyers WeeklyCharlotte-area lawyers sponsor sister city residents2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of North Carolina, WilmingtonEnglish, PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
N.C. Business and Law Breakfast ForumThe Inside Approach to Approaching Inside Counsel2011
Continuing Legal Education Course at Campbell University School of Law"Recent Developments in North Carolina Real Estate Law."2011