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A native of Sumter County, Alabama, Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from the University of West Alabama in 1999, and he earned his J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, cum laude, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. Mr. Smith was awarded an academic scholarship by the Mississippi College School of Law based on his superior academic performance. He was Executive Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review, recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies and a member of the Honor Court.

Mr. Smith has been a trial lawyer since his graduation from law school in 2003. In just over ten years of practice, Mr. Smith has been remarkably successful. He has handled cases that generated verdicts and settlements for clients in excess of $30,000,000.00.

He represents clients in state and federal courts in Alabama and Mississippi. Although Mr. Smith handles cases throughout the State of Alabama and East Mississippi, his practice primarily involves the representation of individuals and businesses located in Greater Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and the Black Belt. Mr. Smith represents plaintiffs in various types of cases including wrongful death, toxic exposure, products liability, eighteen wheeler trucking accidents, automobile accidents, nursing home neglect, insurance fraud and bad faith, drug and medical device litigation and work related injuries.


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  1. Car Accidents: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    4 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    4 years

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  • Benjamin Hogarth Whitley

    Justin is an excellent litigator and advocate for his clients.


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Cross & Smith, LLC

907 17th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401


MSAuthorized to practice law200411/11/2015
ALAuthorized to practice law200311/11/2015
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCross & Smith, LLC2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama Association for JusticeN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Alabama State BarN/AN/A
Mississippi State BarN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Tuscaloosa County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
CLEQuick Tips for Personal Injury Practice-Barristers Educational Services2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of West AlabamaN/ABBA1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLESettling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims2010
CLETrial Practice Essentials2010
CLETorts & Insurance: Quick Tips for Practical Lawyers2009
CLETruck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish2008
CLEGaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases2008
CLESettling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims2007
CLEGaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases2007
CLEQuick Tips for Personal Injury Practice2007