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Carolyn A. Waller

Education Attorney at Raleigh, NC

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also known as Carolyn Murchison, NC Public School Board Attorney

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Reason: In-House Counsel
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Carolyn

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  1. Education
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    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.

Carolyn Waller joined the Education Section of Tharrington Smith in 2000.  Her practice includes public school law, 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 the Education, Labor and Employment, and Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities sections of the North Carolina Bar Association.  She is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina and the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Waller graduated with honors in 1998 from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as an editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, was awarded a Daniel H. Pollitt Fellowship, and granted membership into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society.  Before joining Tharrington Smith two years later, she worked as a policy analyst with the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research where her focus was on higher education in North Carolina.

Ms. Waller earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Anthropology in 1990, after which she moved to Micronesia and worked first as a field archaeologist and later as a journalist for the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture.  Ms. Waller is a native of Michigan but calls Apex home, where she lives with her three children.  If she survives the middle school years, she hopes to one day complete a triathlon.

 

Ms. Waller is a public school board lawyer. 

Location

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

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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tharrington Smith
  • 2000 - Present
  • Policy Analyst
  • North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Council of School Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

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  • 2018
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  • 2017
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  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms
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  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms
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  • 2014
  • Best Law Firms
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  • 2013
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firms
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  • 2011
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2010
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Raleigh Education Lawyer Carolyn A. Waller
Carolyn A. Waller
Education Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 25 years