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Kenneth A. Soo

Education Attorney at Raleigh, NC

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Education
    80%
    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
    10%

  3. Employment and labor
    10%

Ken Soo’s areas of practice include public school law, employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Soo was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1991 and joined Tharrington Smith in 1994.

Mr. Soo’s  first career was as a wire service and newspaper reporter in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida, including stints with United Press International and The Charlotte Observer. He received his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. During law  school, he was a note editor for the North Carolina Law Review.  Mr. Soo completed his bachelor’s degree in comparative area studies at  Duke University.

Mr. Soo has  served as editor of Education Law, a publication of the North Carolina  Bar Association’s education law section. In 2018, Ken became a Registered Parliamentarian through the National Association of Parliamentarians, providing leadership to public school boards whose open meetings are grounded in parliamentary procedure. He is a member of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys and a regular speaker for the North Carolina School Boards Association, the Principals’ Executive Program, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

 

Mr. Soo 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 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tharrington Smith, LLP
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lorrson v. Chapell Hill-Carrboro Board of Education, US Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, No. 13-2330, December 2014, published
  • Everett, et al v. Pitt County Board of Education, US Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, No. 13-2312, June 2015, published

Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Council of School Attorneys
  • Member and Speaker
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2016
  • 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 Kenneth A. Soo
Kenneth A. Soo
Education Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 32 years