I was born and raised on a small family farm as the son of two high school math... more
I was born and raised on a small family farm as the son of two high school math teachers. I had the great fortune of growing up next door to my grandparents. My grandfather taught me the meaning and rewards of a hard day's work. I used those lessons to excel both academically and personally resulting in the great honor of being named in the inaugural class of Indiana Universitys Herbert Preside... view profile
For more than fourteen years, Michael Ray Smith was in-house counsel for Eli Lilly... more
For more than fourteen years, Michael Ray Smith was in-house counsel for Eli Lilly and Company. While in Lillys law division, Mike worked in the environmental legal department, in the office of the corporate secretary, and, for the last ten years, in the commercial transactions group. While in commercial transactions, Mike supported the Companys global sourcing operations, writing and negotiati... view profile
Contract lawyers have experience writing contracts and agreements; they know the correct contract formats and legal terms to protect and enhance your rights in case things don't go as planned. Should you need to sue someone, a written contract gives the judge a basis for determining your rights. If you want to draw up a legal agreement, if you're wondering if you can get out of a contract that's gone bad, or if you believe that someone has not lived up to the terms of a contract, you should consult a contract lawyer.