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Roger W. Smith Jr. - Raleigh, NC

150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151 Raleigh, NC 27602

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Updated: 09/13/2019

Raleigh Criminal Law and Business Crimes Defense Lawyer


Roger W. Smith, Jr., was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended the Raleigh public schools. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina in 1991.

After college, Mr. Smith moved to Wyoming where, during a period of about two years, he learned to hand-make rough white-pine furniture in the Western tradition...

About Roger W. Smith Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law and Business Crimes Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Violations

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1999

Other Affiliations

  • Wake County Bar Association (Member)
  • Membership Directory Committee, Wake County Bar Association (Member)
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers (Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Judicature Society (Member)


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina, 1999
  • University of North Carolina, 1991
    Major: English


Other Sources of Feedback About Roger W. Smith Jr.

Included on the 2023 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 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
  • 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Roger W. Smith Jr. on Super Lawyers


  • Order of Kivett
  • "Rising Star" by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, - 2009
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense Top 100 DWI attorney in North Carolina, - 2014
  • The National Trial Attorneys Top 100 National Trial attorneys, - 2014
  • Business Magazine Legal Elite, - 2014
  • Book award in the Trial Advocacy Program
  • Best Lawyers in America, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense Section, 2016 - 2018
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, DUI DWI Defense Section, 2018 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, DUI DWI Defense Section Lawyer of the Year for Raleigh, 2020 - Present

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Office Information


150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151 Raleigh, NC 27602


  • 919-829-1583

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Raymond Cook gets threee years in prison for DWI wreck, News and Observer, 2011
  • Jurors wrestle with Raleigh DWI case, News and Observer, 2011

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