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 employees, labor unions, and the victims of police misconduct.  He is also an integral member of Patterson Harkavy’s civil rights and appellate practice.  He is active in the North Carolina Bar Association Labor and Employment Section and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

A native of Kinston, North Carolina, 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.  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.  Before joining Patterson Harkavy he served as a law clerk to the Honorable N. Carlton Tilley in the Middle District of North Carolina.

Read about Paul’s recent activities on our blog.