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Douglas E. Kingsbery

Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1980
    Status
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About Douglas

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Mr. Kingsbery has developed an extensive criminal tax defense practice defending tax payers and businesses in  both State and Federal criminal tax investigations, and has represented taxpayers in criminal actions all over the State of North Carolina and in all three Federal Districts in the state. For his outstanding trial work and professional ethics, he was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2018. Over the past 28 years, he has tried dozens of civil and criminal jury trials in numerous state and federal courts across North Carolina and he has received an AV rating from his peers as reported in Martindale-Hubbell. He enjoys Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America (2010) and the American College of Trial Lawyers (2018).

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Location

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

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Posted by Michelle | May 9, 2017
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Highly Recommend
Mr. Kingsley was very helpful with providing clear advice and direction. He helped me with some NC tax issues and confusion. I would recommend him to anyone with NC Department of Revenue concerns. Thanks to both Mr. Kingsley and Jennifer Paino for their assistance.
Posted by Tim | October 31, 2016
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Highly Recommend
Doug has represented me for the past four years and I have been extremely pleased with his professionalism, knowledge, and candor as he assisted me. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Bonnie | August 16, 2016
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Audit Defense
Mr. Douglas Kingsbery guided us through a personal and business IRS audit. He attended the Audit meetings and handled all correspondence with the IRS agent. The one thing that I have learned from the IRS Audit experience is that you should be represented by an attorney. If you need an attorney why not hire the best! The day after I received the letter from the IRS, I researched attorneys in our area and that evening watched a short video from Mr. Kingsbery. I called his office the next day. Doug Kingsbery is a North Carolina Specialist in both State and Federal Criminal Tax Defense. The worse outcome of any audit would be a criminal charge, which most tax professionals would not be equipped to handle. Everything that I located concerning Mr. Kingsbery indicated that he was the best in his field. Although we were not facing a criminal tax accusations, I decided to hire Mr. Kingsbery for our audit. Mr. Kingsbery professionally and skillfully controlled the audit proceedings from dealing with the IRS agent to ensuring that we were prepared. During the first audit proceeding, the IRS agent quietly suggested to me that we could handle the audit without Mr. Kingsbery, that is the moment that I knew that I needed him most. Any audit is a difficult and scary proceeding, and the IRS is not there to help you through. Mr. Kingsbery's guidance, recommendations, and knowledge protected our business, protected our family, and saved us over 100k dollars. I highly recommend Mr. Kingsbery if you are facing any tax situation.
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Posted by Erica | October 18, 2015
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Why Settle for Less, Mr. Kingsbery's the BEST!!
Gosh, I really don't know where to start. Let's just say that Mr. Kingsbery is an awesome tax attorney. He is very professional, upfront, reliable, and he knows his stuff when it comes to the law. I'm very happy with the outcome of my situation, because honest I know I couldn't have done it without Mr. Kingsbery. Thanks again.
Posted by Linda | October 11, 2015
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Extraordinary Legal Service
Two years ago, I was approached by an IRS Agent, and asked to answer a few questions. I wish I had known Doug Kingsbery that day, and had been able to benefit from his sage advise, and answered those questions in his presence. When I sought an attorney, she told me I needed Mr. Kingsbery - as he is the best available. After his care and attention to my problems, I am thankful that he was there to help me through this time. That day began years of problems, terrors, and constant fear of what would happen in my life. It took some time to even understand how significantly the result of the IRS action could devastate my life. I worried that I would lose my business, my ability to support myself, send my child to college, and to fulfill the myriad of responsibilities that would affect children, family, friends, employees, and customers. Without Doug Kingsbery, I believe that that loss and devotion of my life would have been the result. Mr. Kingsbery digs deep to find all of the information that might help or hurt a case. He is always prepared. He attends to details that most would overlook. He will intensely focus and efficiently complete the task at hand – providing excellent service, while minimizing unnecessary fees. He goes the extra mile to care for his clients. For me, I most appreciated that he took a personal interest in my thoughts, fears, and goals. He was supportive and instructive, calming and caring, informative, clear with my choices, and completely supportive of my decisions. And, most unusual for attorneys, he was always promptly available when I had a question or concern – most times returning calls the same day. I am thankful to him, and believe his delivery of legal services to be extraordinary.
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Posted by G.Moore | October 23, 2014
Mrs.
Attorney Kingsbury was so very professional while handling my case. He was extremely knowledgeable and kept me informed during the entire process. I appreciate the fact that he exceeded my expectations and did more than what he was contracted to do. Mr. Kingsbury cared more about my welfare and the welfare of my family than my case. He called several times to check on me after the case was closed. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Kingsbury to anyone in need of his services.
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Posted by Forever Grateful | September 4, 2014
Wonderful Lawyer
Mere words cannot express how grateful I am to Doug for his knowledge and support during a trying and stressful time. After the first consultation, my company and I knew that he was the lawyer for us. Doug knows everything, not only the law, but how to communicate with the client. I never felt uninformed. Even now that the worst of my ordeal is over, I consider my relationship with him long lasting. Our company continues to use Kingbery’s expertise. In my option there is no other lawyer more experienced in his field. Doug not only assisted us in a criminal law case, but effectively litigated with state investigators that the case never went to trail. He continued to assist our company with tax audits and investigations after the criminal case was resolved.
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Posted by Larry | September 2, 2014
Outstanding legal services
Mr. Kingsbery was the consummate professional attorney in dealing with me and my case. He and his staff were exceedingly well-prepared, and offered personal service, attention, and guidance. I would unhesitatingly recommend Mr. Kingsbery to anyone in need of legal services. The justice system can be confusing and terrifying, but Mr. Kingsbery was expert in explaining the intricacies of the law and the court, and I at all times knew that he had my best interests at heart. I hope I never need to work with an attorney again, but if I do I know that Mr. Kingsbery has the experience, the knowledge, and the determination to win.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2014
Tax audit involving foreign accounts
Mr. Kingsbery is the most insightful, knowledgeable, professional and ethical attorney I have had a chance to work with. He always kept his clients' interests foremost and was always responsive and courteous. I would recommend him without reservation as one of the leading attorneys in his field.
Posted by Steve | August 26, 2014
The true professional you need.
In every area I can think of, Doug has done excellent in. He is very thorough in every aspect of a case. He is honest, doesn't waste client's time trying to make more money from the client, doesn't sideline the client and waste valuable time, researches even to find out more about the prosecutor and judge, willing to work on a unique part of a case to improve the outcome, etc. I had a lot to lose and could have lost considerable had Doug not been there to guide me cautiously thru the mine field. I would highly recommend him without reservation. Doug is the real professional everyone should want!
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tharrington Smith, L.L.P.
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Inductee
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Admitted
  • 1980 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States Federal Court of Claims
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States District Courts of the Western District of North Carolina
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, Bet the Company Litigation Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White-Collar Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite, Criminal Defense Section
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • 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 Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Board Certified Specialist, Criminal Law Federal
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1991
  • Board Certified Specialist Criminal Law State
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1991
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Publications

  • True Bill North Carolina Bar Asociation
  • Dealing With Expert Testimony in Federal Criminal Tax Prosecutions
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud
  • Criminal Tax Defense
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Douglas
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
White collar crime Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Raleigh Tax fraud and tax evasion Lawyer Douglas E. Kingsbery
Douglas E. Kingsbery
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 43 years