Paul E. Smith

Paul Smith


phone (919) 942-5200
(800) 458-2541 (Toll Free)
fax (866) 397-8671
location Chapel Hill Office


Paul graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 and from Columbia Law School in 2012, where he was a Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan Fellow and a James Kent Scholar.  Before attending law school, he worked for the North Carolina Democratic Party.  While in law school, he worked for the North Carolina ACLU, won Columbia’s internal moot court competition, and acted as a research assistant for Prof. Nathaniel Persily’s work in election law and redistricting.  After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable N. Carlton Tilley in the Middle District of North Carolina.

Paul primarily represents individuals in labor, employment, and civil rights disputes, and is an integral member of Patterson Harkavy’s appellate practice.  A native of Kinston, North Carolina, he is active in the North Carolina Bar Association Labor and Employment Section and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Read about Paul’s recent activities on our blog.