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Mr. Smith is a shareholder and director at Sanders & Parks, P.C. Mr. Smith concentrates his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal and catastrophic injury, products liability law, marine and watercraft liability, warranty law, insurance coverage and liability law, public entity liability litigation, oil and gas law, liquor and dram shop liability law, and appeals. Mr. Smith regularly handles claims involving multiple of millions of dollars.
In addition to his litigation work, Mr. Smith acts as general counsel for several businesses throughout the state, and provides advice and representation on business related issues including transactional matters and employment law. Mr. Smith has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV® PreeminentTM rating. Mr. Smith was recognized in the 2012 through 2016 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers as an Arizona Rising Star.
While concentrating his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters, Mr. Smith's practice emphasizes defending product liability claims involving manufacturers accused of causing personal injury or property damage as a result of a manufacturing, design or warning defect in a product. This includes warranty and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act litigation. Mr. Smith has defended numerous manufacturers over the years including vehicle manufacturers, appliance manufacturers, and manufacturers of component parts whose part is alleged to have caused the personal injury or property damage. Mr. Smith has represented manufacturers in nearly every significant manufacturing market including small and medium size manufacturing companies to fortune 500 manufacturing companies, and has successfully defended cases with damage claims in excess of seven figures.
Mr. Smith earned his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, where he was a member both of the Law Journal and the Moot Court Honor Board. As an undergraduate, Mr. Smith was captain of the University of Wyoming football team and was a first team Western Athletic Conference selection.
Mr. Smith is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Florida, and is an inactive member of the Georgia Bar. Mr. Smith is a member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is also a member of the prestigious Claims & Litigation Management Alliance ("CLM"). Membership with CLM is by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||01/30/2017|
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||2006||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys||National Law Journal||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Attorneys||National Law Journal||2012|
|Winner best Appellate Brief and Argument, Appellate Advocacy||Florida Coastal School of Law||N/A|
|Partner/Shareholder||Sanders & Parks, Professional Corporation||2006 - Present|
|Attorney||AndersonGlenn||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||2007 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||N/A|
|Claims and Litigation Management Alliance||Member||N/A|
|Haden v. City of Phoenix||Jury verdict in favor of City of Phoenix|
|Mitchell v. Demski||Won on Summay Judgment|
|Everest Storage II, LLC v. City of Phoenix||Jury verdict in favor of client City of Phoenix|
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|Florida Coastal Law Journal||Case and Notes Editor||2003|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Wyoming||Administration of Justice||B.A.||1998|