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Physical Address:
Wells Fargo Building
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601

    

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602

(Wake County)
(919) 821-4711
Fax: (919) 829-1583

Tharrington Smith's Family Law Team

Caitlin Bush

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Tara Armour

Caitlin Bush is an associate attorney at Tharrington Smith and practices exclusively in the area of family law. Caitlin grew up in Lenoir, North Carolina. A Wake Forest University alumna all the way, Caitlin earned her Juris Doctor in 2019, a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2016, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors in 2014.

While attending law school, Caitlin served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board, Symposium Editor of the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy, and was a student in the Child Advocacy Clinic. Additionally, she was a family law research assistant for Dean Suzanne Reynolds. Caitlin was the recipient of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ North Carolina Chapter 2019 Outstanding Family Law Student Award and the 2019 North Carolina Advocates for Justice Most Outstanding Advocate Award from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Caitlin is a national member of the Order of the Barristers, having exhibited excellence and attained high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. When not practicing law, Caitlin enjoys swimming, reading, traveling, and exploring Raleigh with her dog Josie Mae.

Education

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

  • Juris Doctor, 2019
    Moot Court Board Chief Justice
    Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy Symposium Editor
  • Honors:
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers North Carolina Chapter 2019 Outstanding Family Law Student Award
    2019 North Carolina Advocates for Justice Most Outstanding Advocate Award from the Wake Forest University School of Law
    CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research I; Child Advocacy Clinic
    Sweet Sixteen Finalist for the 2017 Walker Moot Court Competition
    Sweet Sixteen Finalist for the 2017 Stanley Moot Court Competition

 

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • Master of Arts in Psychology, 2016
  • Thesis: “The Socialization of Emotion through Negative Emotional Reminiscing with Children”

 

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors, 2014
    Minors in Sociology and Health and Human Services
    Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Psi Chi Honors Society

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2019
  • Wake County Bar Association, 2019
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, 2019
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2019

Publications

  • Best, D.L. & Bush, C.D. (2016). Gender roles in childhood and adolescence. In U.P. Gielen & J. Roopnarine (Eds.), Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Application, 2nd Edition. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO

Student Career Efforts

  • MCILVEEN FAMILY LAW FIRM, May 2018-August 2018, Summer Associate, Gastonia, Charlotte, and Raleigh, NC
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, August 2017-May 2019, Teaching Assistant for Professor John Korzen, Winston-Salem, NC
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, May 2017-August 2017, Research Assistant to Dean Suzanne Reynolds and Professor Meghan Boone, Winston-Salem, NC
  • WAKE FOREST BAPTIST HEALTH, September 2014-May 2016, Graduate Student Intern, Winston-Salem, NC

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