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A native of Sumter County, Alabama, Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from the University of West Alabama in 1999, and he earned his J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, cum laude, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. Mr. Smith was awarded an academic scholarship by the Mississippi College School of Law based on his superior academic performance. He was Executive Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review, recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies and a member of the Honor Court.
Mr. Smith has been a trial lawyer since his graduation from law school in 2003. In just over ten years of practice, Mr. Smith has been remarkably successful. He has handled cases that generated verdicts and settlements for clients in excess of $30,000,000.00.
He represents clients in state and federal courts in Alabama and Mississippi. Although Mr. Smith handles cases throughout the State of Alabama and East Mississippi, his practice primarily involves the representation of individuals and businesses located in Greater Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and the Black Belt. Mr. Smith represents plaintiffs in various types of cases including wrongful death, toxic exposure, products liability, eighteen wheeler trucking accidents, automobile accidents, nursing home neglect, insurance fraud and bad faith, drug and medical device litigation and work related injuries.
|AL||Authorized to practice law||2003||02/13/2017|
|Attorney||Cross & Smith, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alabama Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Alabama State Bar||N/A||N/A|
|Mississippi State Bar||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Tuscaloosa County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|CLE||Quick Tips for Personal Injury Practice-Barristers Educational Services||2007|
|Mississippi College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of West Alabama||N/A||BBA||1999|
|CLE||Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims||2010|
|CLE||Trial Practice Essentials||2010|
|CLE||Torts & Insurance: Quick Tips for Practical Lawyers||2009|
|CLE||Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish||2008|
|CLE||Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases||2008|
|CLE||Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims||2007|
|CLE||Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases||2007|
|CLE||Quick Tips for Personal Injury Practice||2007|