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Douglas E. Kingsbery - Raleigh, NC

150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900P.O. Box 1151 Raleigh, NC 27601

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Updated: 09/13/2019

Raleigh Criminal Law And Business Crimes Defense Lawyer


Upon graduation from law school in 1980, Doug Kingsbery joined the firm of Tharrington, Smith & Hargrove in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he worked as an associate in the areas of education law and criminal defense. He was made Partner in 1985, and has developed an extensive litigation and trial practice which includes trial and appellate work in civil, criminal and administrative law...

About Douglas E. Kingsbery

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law And Business Crimes Defense
  • Litigation
  • Governmental And Regulatory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appeals
  • Licensing Boards Discipline
  • Tax Audits And Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Supreme Court

Specialties and Certifications

  • Criminal Law
  • Specialist in both federal and state criminal law, North Carolina State Bar, 1991

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (Member)
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1980
  • Duke University , Darhum, 1977
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Political Science and Religion

Past Positions

  • United States Naval Reserve, Honorable Discharge, 1973 - 1975


Other Sources of Feedback About Douglas E. Kingsbery

Included on the 2024 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Douglas E. Kingsbery on Super Lawyers


  • North Carolina's Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2016
  • Top rating (AV®) in Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation, 2005 - 2020
  • Voted one of Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the field of Criminal Law
  • Client Choice Award, AVVO, - 2014

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Office Information


150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900P.O. Box 1151 Raleigh, NC 27601


  • 919-829-1583

Accepts Credit Cards


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