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Valerie L. Smith focuses her practice on personal injury litigation. She joined the firm in 2006. Prior to that Ms. Smith served as the law clerk for the Honorable James F. Russell in Division 2 or the Circuit Court of Shelby County. She then practiced as an Assistant District Attorney General prosecuting all types of criminal cases. During her tenure as a prosecutor, Ms. Smith was assigned to special units such as the West Tennessee Drug Task Force and the Gang & Narcotics Prosecution Unit. Ms. Smith is involved in a number of community organizations, including numerous nonprofit and legal organizations.


Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 25%

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Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz PLC

488 South Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN, 38117



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Mid-South Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Mid-South Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Mid-South Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Honor SocietyPhi Delta PhiN/A
Law School AmbassadorCecil C. Humphreys School of LawN/A
Who's Who Among American Law School StudentsWho's WhoN/A
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in Products LiabilityCecil C. Humphreys School of LawN/A
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John Elkington ScholarshipJohn ElkingtonN/A
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Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of MemphisN/ABBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1997