Known throughout the United States as one of the country’s preeminent criminal defense firms, Tharrington Smith has been helping individuals and companies in the midst of criminal investigations for more than 40 years. Whether white-collar investigation, drunk driving, racketeering, homicide or appeals, we apply to each case a level of knowledge and skill that has earned us a spot in Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was founded 25 years ago. Started by Wade Smith and Roger Smith, Sr. in 1964, our criminal practice group now features seven qualified lawyers primarily focusing on defense of the accused. Together, we offer more than 150 years of combined experience in criminal court. Depending upon your case, these seasoned lawyers can work as a team or one-on-one with you. Either way, you are assured of the highest degree of legal counsel brought to bear on your unique issues.