Christopher "Smitty" Smith focuses on litigation, and represents clients in the areas of contract disputes, loan workouts, employment agreements, personal injury, products liability, trucking and transportation law, premises liability, medical malpractice, construction law, and insurance litigation. Over the past several years, Mr. Smith has conducted complex litigation in a number of forums, including Georgia, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. He has also argued before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. Mr. Smith has been named numerous times as "Rising Star" by Georgia Super Lawyers and Atlanta magazines, and was named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of business litigation and construction law for three years in a row. His law firm was named one of the top six litigation firms in Savannah.
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Mr. Smith earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. While at William and Mary, Smith was a member of the varsity football team and served as President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He also was a recipient of the Howard Smith Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Smith received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the National Mock Trial Team and served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Mr. Smith is actively involved in the community. He has served as President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association, and as Board Member for the Atlanta Bar Council of Younger Lawyers as well as the Friends Junior Committee of Scottish Rite Children's Hospital. "Smitty" has been recognized with Acheivement Awards from the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association, and is a graduate of both the State Bar Leadership Academy and Leadership Savannah. He is also a Board member of the Greater Savannah Boys and Girls Club, the Live Oak Library Foundation, and volunteers with Junior Achievement. Mr. Smith is a member of the Knights of Columbus and attends St. James Church. He is married with twin boys and resides in Savannah.
Licensed since 1999
Hourly ($225-275/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1999||06/09/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyers||The Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Best Business Litigation Firm||US News||2010|
|Award of Achievement||ABA YLD||2008|
|Award of Achievement||SBA YLD||2008|
|Partner||Hunter Maclean||2006 - 2009|
|Member||Weinberg Wheeler||2000 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Savannah Bar Association Young Lawyers Divison||President||2008 - 2009|
|Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Section||Board Member||2000 - 2001|
|Savannah Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|The South Magazine||EOS in Brief||2009|
|University of Georgia School of Law||N/A||N/A||1999|
|College of William and Mary||N/A||N/A||1995|
|Law Day||Emerging Trends in Business Law||2010|
|Southeastern Legal Assistants Associations||Historical Narrative of the Savannah Trial of the Slave Ship WANDERER||2008|