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P: (919) 821-4711


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


Steve Mansbery, Raleigh Family Law Attorney

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Tina Edwards

Steve Mansbery joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after earning his law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to law school, Mr. Mansbery attended the University of Kentucky, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Finance, with Departmental Honors, and graduated magna cum laude. He is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Mansbery has been appointed to the Wake County Bar Association and the Tenth Judicial District Bar Professionalism Committee every year since 2009. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine for the years of 2010-2013, and since 2016, when he was also first included in Best Lawyers in America’s Family Law Section.

Mr. Mansbery is a Partner in the firm’s Family Law Section, and his practice is concentrated in family law.

He and his wife, Marie, have a young son.

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Awards, Recognition

North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, since 2015
Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2010-2013, and since 2016
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Family Law Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, since 2014
Included in Best Lawyers in America Family Law Section, since 2016


Case Western Reserve University

  • Juris Doctor, 2006
  • Deans List Fall 2004, Fall 2005

University of Kentucky

  • B.B. A. Finance, 2003
  • Departmental Honors
  • Magna Cum Laude

Verdicts & Opinions

  • Mastny v. Mastny, COA17-1171; May 15, 2018


  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Family Law Specialist, 2016

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2006
  • Wake County Bar Association, 2006
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, 2006
  • North Carolina Bar Association Member, 2006
    Young Lawyers Division Committee Member
    Family Law Section Member

Professional Dedication

  • Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District Bar Professionalism Committee, Since 2009
  • We the People: The Citizens and The Constitution State Competition, Judge
    50B Pro Bono Project at Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Judge
  • Wake County Bar Association Food Drive Coordinator
  • Wake County Bar Association Lunch with a Lawyer Volunteer
  • North Carolina Bar Association LRE Partner


  • Wake County Family Court Rules Continuing Legal Education Speaker
  • North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Basics Continuing Legal Education Speaker
  • Co-Author of Family Forum Case Law Updates
  • Author of Continuing Legal Education Manuscript on Alimony Recapture
  • Guest Lecturer of Family Law Planning course at Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law


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