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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer, Criminal Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Best Law Firms||U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®||2017|
|Best Law Firms||U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®||2016|
|Super Lawyer||North Crolina Super Lawyers||2016|
|Best Law Firms||U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®||2015|
|Super Lawyer||North Carolina Super Lawyers||2015|
|Best Law Firms||U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®||2014|
|Best Lawyer; Criminal Defense, Bet-the-Company Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Legal Elite, Criminal Defense Section||Business North Carolina Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense Section||North Carolina Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Law Firms||U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®||2013|
|Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||2012|
|Best Law Firms||U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®||2012|
|Best Law Firms||U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®||2011|
|Partner||Tharrington Smith, L.L.P.||1980 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Inductee||2014 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1980 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||N/A|
|True Bill North Carolina Bar Asociation||Dealing With Expert Testimony in Federal Criminal Tax Prosecutions||2010|
|Duke University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Duke University||Political Science, and Religion||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud||Criminal Tax Defense||2013|
Posted by Tim
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
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.
Posted by Erica
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.
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