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Adam S. Mitchell

Education Attorney at Raleigh, NC

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Adam

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2
Practice areas
  1. Education
    75%
    Our attorneys, many of whom have been educators or have educators in their families, have a passion for representing schools and educators of our state, and have dedicated their careers to the practice of education law.

  2. Election campaigns and political law
    25%

Adam Mitchell graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University in 1998. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Mitchell taught third grade in East Palo Alto, California. During his time in the classroom, he earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco. After teaching for three years, he was elected to the school board as part of a community-wide effort dedicated to improving student achievement and restoring fiscal stability. Mr. Mitchell served a four-year term on the board, and was elected president during his first year in office.

While serving on the school board, Mr. Mitchell entered law school at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He graduated in 2007 and was awarded academic prizes in civil procedure and trial advocacy.

Mr. Mitchell’s practice is focused on education and election law. In his education law practice, Mr. Mitchell assists school systems across North Carolina with a variety of legal issues. He regularly handles complex personnel matters and investigations, and advises clients on matters related to the open meetings, public records, policy revisions, special education, school construction, and other matters. He has also handled litigation in both state and federal courts on behalf of school system clients.

Mr. Mitchell has assisted individuals and candidates in a variety of elections matters, including successful election protests and residency challenges. He has also represented a political party in litigation concerning ballot access and has handled a variety of matters under the Voting Rights Act, including seeking preclearance under Section 5. Mr. Mitchell is knowledgeable about redistricting issues and has represented cities, counties, and school districts on redistricting matters following the 2010 census.

Mr. Mitchell is a public school board lawyer. 

Location

Tharrington Smith
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC, 27601

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tharrington Smith, LLP
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Duke University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998
  • University of San Francisco
  • M. ED
  • N/A

Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Western District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News World Reports and Best Lawyers in American
  • 2019
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2010
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Raleigh Education Lawyer Adam S. Mitchell
Adam S. Mitchell
Education Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 16 years