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Houston Smith graduated from Duke University and then from the
University of Georgia School of Law. He practiced insurance defense law
for eight years before switching to a catastrophic personal injury and
wrongful death practice involving premises liability, medical
malpractice and standard negligence.

In addition to authoring Soft
Tissue Injuries In Georgia (Harrison Co. 1998), Houston has
contributed articles as co-author to the plaintiffs’ bar including “Representing
David Against Goliath
“, chairs and speaks at seminars for the
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and the National Business
Institute (NBI) and is a contributing member of the Legal Advisory
Board to the Journal of
Controversial Medical Claims (Aspen Publishers).


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Andre' Carl Ramsay

    Simply put, this attorney knows how to get the job done. He is very knowledgeable, highly efficient, and proves to be an excellent advocate for his clients.


    Andre' Ramsay Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Donald W Singleton

    I have known Houston both personally and professionally for many many years. He is a person of high morals and ethics. He is an outstanding writer and very knowledgeable in the areas of personal injury litigation. I endorse Houston Smith without reservation.


    Donald Singleton Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law: State of GATen Leaders2010
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Bar Register Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV 2003; Preeminent 2009Martindale-Hubbell2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLink & Smith, P.C.1993 - Present
AssociateDowney & Cleveland1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1991 - Present
Georgia Journal of International and Comparative LawEditor1989 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Joshua Hindmon v. Derek CreelSettled for $235,000
Joshua Hindmon v. Derek CreelSettled in plaintiff's favor for $235,000
Belk as Admin of Estate of Jackson v. Maverick TransportationSettled in plaintiff's favor for $2,625,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wolters Kluwer publicationJournal of Controversial Medical Claims - Advisory Board Member2010
Thompson WestGeorgia Law of Torts: Forms2002
Soft Tissue Injuries In GeorgiaSoft Tissue Injuries In Georgia1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Duke UniversityPsychologyB.S.1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Georgia SeminarWinning Settlement Demand Packages2011
ICLE Seminar: Inside the CourtroomTrial of a personal injury case2010
ICLE: Trial of a Personal Injury CaseTrial2009
ICLE: Proving DamagesMediation2006
Winning Settlement Demand PackagesSoft Tissue Settlement Demands2004