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Allen D. Smith

Workers compensation Attorney at Fayetteville, NC

4.8   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Allen

Learn Allen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation

    20 years, 500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    motor vehicle collisions, dog bites, wrongful death, workers comp third party claims if hurt in vehicle while on the job, wrongful death, premises liability

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Social Security & Disability

Allen Smith is third generation Fayetteville, North Carolina. His grandfather was the manager of Sears in downtown Fayetteville for 35 years. His Dad Ritchie Smith is the founding Partner of Smith Dickey Dempster. Allen was born at Cape Fear Valley Hospital (now medical center) in 1961. He attended public schools in Fayetteville and graduated from Terry Sanford Senior High School, where he was active in several areas, and was co-captain of the basketball team. He received his undergraduate degree in 1984 from the University of North Carolina. He then graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School in 1987, where he joined his fathers law practice in Fayetteville. For over 28 years, he has focused on helping those injured by the negligence of others and in work place injuries. He is also state counsel for the National Home School Legal Defense Association.

Throughout his legal career, Allen has handled complex and complicated tort litigation, leading to multiple recoveries on behalf of clients in excess of one million dollars. He also handles small cases, and treats them with just as much enthusiasm and energy as his bigger cases. He has vast experience litigating serious brain injury cases, and back, neck, and other debilitating injuries. He likes using the latest courtroom technology to most effectively present his client's cases.

Allen has handled serious injury cases involving most the largest employers in Cumberland County and outside the County, including The City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Goodyear Tire, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Allen sees clients in  our Fayetteville Office, our Hope Mills office, and our Lumberton Office.

Allen believes in honest, aggressive, straight forward advocacy for his clients. Call him for a free consultation today.

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4.8 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Local ties, honest and very good
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
We have been using Allen for years,he has always got a good outcome on every case he has handled for us. Would recommend him to anyone looking for honest attorney that wins. Allen is second to no one, the support staff he surrounded himself with is also great.
Posted by Jacqueline | February 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Mr. Smith is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. He is kind and attentive. His assistant, Elizabeth, is a great asset to the firm. Allen Smith is able to handle any legal needs.
Posted by Stacy | February 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Allen Smith Review
Mr. Smith has been nothing but professional and proficient in all my dealings with him over the past 25 years. He and his firm have handled a number of cases for me personally as well as helping to serve my clients as well. In each case he has been insightful and straightforward. I would use and recommend Allen and his firm again.
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Posted by Boyd | February 27, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer with integrity.
Allen Smith can be trusted. We have appreciated his honesty and wisdom over the years.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WC case
I consulted with and hired Mr. SMITH FOR MY WC case. He has been very helpful.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Smith, Dickey & Dempster, PA
  • 1987 - Present


  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of North Carolina
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Burn Case
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Trucking Case,
  • $ 950,000
  • Stock Fraud Case
  • Confidential
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  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Education Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • The Liberty Center (Christian Counseling Center)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Workers Compensation Section
  • 2005 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 1987 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 1987 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts Section
  • Co-chair
  • 1995 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • President
  • Cumberland County Young Lawyers Association
  • 1993
  • Vice- President
  • Cumberland County Young Lawyers Association
  • 1992
  • Co-Captain
  • Terry Sanford Senior High Basketball Team
  • 1980
  • Named Co-Chairman of Racial Reconciation Committee
  • Terry Sanford High School
  • 1979
  • Most Valuable Player
  • Terry Sanford Junior Varsity Basketball Team
  • 1978
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Trial of a Soft Tissue Injury Case
  • Overview of Soft Tissue Case, Co- Chair
  • 2004
  • Jury Selection in Personal Injury Cases
  • Jury Voire Dire in Personal Injury Cases
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (29)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Smith had been in practice a long time and his experience is unquestionable. He really works hard to get the results his clients deserve. Mr. Smith is a Senior Partner at our law firm, and to me mentor, peer and co-worker. On a daily bases I can see the astounding amount off effort, care and wisdom he puts into his clients cases. If you have an issue do not hesitate to call on Mr. Smith."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Smith's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is an excellent, trustworthy attorney who works hard for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Fayetteville Workers compensation Lawyer Allen D. Smith
Allen D. Smith
Workers compensation Attorney
Fayetteville, NC
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation