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Ruth C. Smith

Personal injury Attorney at Asheville, NC

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 17 years
    North Carolina - NC 24 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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I have been representing injured and disabled people in Western North Carolina since 1999.  Injuries are personal, and they deserve an attorney who can provide personal service.   You will not be assigned a number and passed to a legal assistant.  You will know what is going on with your case at all times.  You will be able to speak with your attorney in person when you want.  You will be treated as a person, not a paycheck. 

I've built my practice from referrals from clients and other attorneys.  Therefore, I must provide excellent service, and I pride myself in combining sharp legal skills with compassionate service. 

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The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC
79 Woodfin Place
Suite 103
Asheville, NC, 28801

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Posted by Beth | March 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I had an accident that was not my fault in which I had injuries and my car was totaled. The driver-at-fault’s insurance was terrible (cut rate insurance company) that upon researching them online I found that they have a history of fighting all claims. They refused all responsibillity. I am a single working parent and the expenses and loss of a vehicle put me in a serious financial bind. Ruth Smith took my case when others wouldnt. She fought hard with the shady insurance company who had numerous stalling tactics to delay resolution and avoid responsibility. She and her staff were professional, thorough, and persistent all through the process. The end result is a settlement in my favor, for much more than I hoped to recoup. Very grateful to Ruth Smith and her staff and would recommend to everyone.
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Posted by Max | January 29, 2015
good job
had a car wreck last year, it wasn't too serious, but I wanted my bills paid. The insurance company was being a jerk, wouldn't pay for anything. Ruth got them for me. Tough little lady, would use again.


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Work Experience

  • Owner/ Founder
  • Ruth Smith Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Litigation attorney
  • Crumley Roberts
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Litigation attorney
  • Grimes & Teich
  • 2000 - 2009
  • associate attorney
  • Robert Dungan & Associates
  • 1999 - 1999
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • B.A.
  • 1990


  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • member
  • 2000 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Order of Service
  • NC Advocates for Justice
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Premises Liability
  • Dog Bite Liability
  • 2014
  • Mountain Magic
  • New Evidence Rules regarding Personal Injury Claims
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth knows personal injury practice inside and out, and has been maximizing client results for many years."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth is a great lawyer and works very hard for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruth Smith is a fine trial lawyer. She works hard for her clients and her results show it."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ruth. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Asheville Personal injury Lawyer Ruth C. Smith
Ruth C. Smith
Personal injury Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 24 years