Randall M. Roden - Tharrington Smith, LLP

Randall M. Roden

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 919-821-4711

Randall Roden is a trial and appellate lawyer who began his career with the United States Department of Justice. During his more than six years with the Justice Department, he tried cases in federal courts throughout the Southeast. He now handles civil trials and appeals at all levels in the state and federal court systems in North Carolina, primarily representing individuals and businesses in intellectual property, contract and business ownership disputes.

At Tharrington Smith, Mr. Roden has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He is listed in Best Lawyers In America®, 2013 & 2014 for distinction in intellectual property litigation. Although the majority of his cases involve intellectual property or other business disputes, he also has extensive experience in media and First Amendment cases, construction litigation, will and estate contests and personal injury litigation.

Mr. Roden has been appointed by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of North Carolina to a second two-year term on the Civil Rules Subcommittee of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and the District of Columbia and is a member of the bar of all federal courts in North Carolina, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States Claims Court, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Roden is a member of the American Bar Association (litigation section), the North Carolina Bar Association (litigation section), the Wake County Bar Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Mr. Roden grew up in Midland, Texas, and Columbia, Missouri; graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1964, and from the University of North Carolina with a degree in English in 1973 and a J.D. in 1976; and served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969. Mr. Roden lives in Chapel Hill, where he has served on the Board of the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Chapel Hill Historical Society and is active in other Orange County community organizations.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBA 1973University of North Carolina School of LawJ.D. 1976
North Carolina State BarAmerican Bar Association (litigation section)North Carolina Bar Association (litigation section)Wake County Bar AssociationNorth Carolina Advocates for JusticeUNC Institute for the Arts and HumanitiesChapel Hill Historical Society

Case History

Other Court Admissions

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

The United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

The United States Claims Court

The United States Tax Court

The United States Supreme Court

Office Location

Wells Fargo Building, Suite 1800
150 Fayetteville Street
P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602
United States


Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Other Information

Gender: Male