Russell D. Babb

Russell D. Babb

  • Criminal Law
  • North Carolina
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Summary

Russell D. Babb was born in Wilson, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar and co-captain of the 1995 Carolina football team. A four-year starter as an offensive lineman for the Tar Heels, Mr. Babb was also the winner of the 1995 Jim Tatum Award, which is presented each year to the top Senior Scholar-Athlete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

After college, Mr. Babb entered the University of North Carolina School of Law. During law school, he participated in the UNC Criminal Law Clinic and served as president of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. After receiving his law degree in 1999, Mr. Babb practiced civil litigation for several years before changing his focus to criminal defense.

In 2014, Mr. Babb was elected to a three year position on the Wake County Bar Association Board of Directors and serves on the Wake County Bar’s Strategic Planning Committee, tasked with helping the WCBA and Tenth Judicial District set its goals and visions for the coming years. In 2015, Mr. Babb was inducted into the Fellowship of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Babb most recently worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Wake County, and has represented criminal defendants at all levels of state court in North Carolina. He has also defended clients in federal court and is admitted to practice in the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Babb is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.

Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • DWI & Traffic Matters
  • Drug Crimes
  • Domestic Violence Offenses
  • NCAA & Sports Investigations
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Criminal Law And Business Crimes Defense
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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U.S. District Court of Eastern District of North Carolina
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U.S. District Court of Middle District of North Carolina
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U.S. District Court of Western District of North Carolina
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United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Assistant Public Defender
Wake County Public Defender’s Office
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Associate
Temple Law Firm, PLLC
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Associate to Stephen T. Smith
McMillan, Smith, & Pyler
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Associate
Johnston, Allison, & Hord, P.A.
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Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
Activities: UNC Criminal Law Clinic.President of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1996) | Political Science
Honors: Morehead Scholar. Winner of the 1995 Jim Tatum Award. All ACC Academic First Team, 1995. ACC Weaver James Postgraduate Scholarship, 1996.
Activities: Co-captain of the 1995 Carolina football team.
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Awards
Best Lawyers, Criminal Defense: General Practice Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Criminal Defense: General Practice Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Criminal Defense: General Practice Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Legal Elite, Criminal Law Section
Business North Carolina magazine
Client Choice Award
Avvo
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Legal Elite, Criminal Law Section
Business North Carolina magazine
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Legal Elite, Criminal Law Section
Business North Carolina magazine
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Legal Elite, Criminal Law Section
Business North Carolina magazine
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Professional Associations
Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
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Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
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Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Current
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American Bar Association
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Current
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American Association for Justice
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Current
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The North Carolina State Bar # 26427
Member
Current
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Wake County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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10th Judicial District Bar
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Road
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-4711
Fax: (919) 829-1583