Paul E. Smith

Paul Smith


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

Paul primarily represents individuals with labor and employment problems, and is an integral member of Patterson Harkavy’s civil rights and appellate practice.  A native of Kinston, North Carolina, Paul received his B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan Fellow and a James Kent Scholar.

Before attending law school, Paul worked for the North Carolina Democratic Party.  While in law school, he spent a summer working with the North Carolina ACLU, won Columbia’s internal moot court competition for both best written brief and best oral advocate, and acted as a research assistant for Prof. Nathaniel Persily’s work in election law and redistricting.  Before entering private practice, he was a law clerk to the Honorable N. Carlton Tilley in the Middle District of North Carolina.