Deborah R. Bogner

Commercial Litigation Paralegal
Ward and Smith, P.A.
919.277.9135 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Deborah has more than 30 years of experience as a commercial litigation Paralegal.  Her primary area of practice at Ward and Smith is in the firm's Litigation Practice Group where she focuses on general civil litigation and family law. 

Prior to joining Ward and Smith, she regularly assisted her attorneys in various commercial litigation matters, premises liability, construction and product liability claims, complex tort claims, and employment matters in all levels of North Carolina state and federal court systems, the North Carolina Business Court and EEOC.  She also has an extensive background in e-discovery.


  • A.A.S., Paralegal Technology, Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Organizational Management, Forbes School of Business-Ashford University, 2014

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Member, Litigation Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Member, Paralegal Division
  • North Carolina Notary Public

North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal Badge

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  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 2023

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