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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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Practice areas

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  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Defective Products: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 20%

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Contact info

Sanders & Parks, P.C.

3030 N 3rd St Ste 1300
Phoenix, AZ, 850123099

3030 N. Third Street, Suite 1300
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-3099

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200504/19/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200406/21/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2012
Rising StarSuperlawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
A-V RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Winner best Appellate Brief and Argument, Appellate AdvocacyFlorida Coastal School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/ShareholderSanders & Parks, Professional Corporation2006 - Present
AttorneyAndersonGlenn2004 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2007 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaN/AN/A
Claims and Litigation Management AllianceMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marcy v. DaimlerChryslerWon on Appeal
Everest Storage II, LLC v. City of PhoenixJury verdict in favor of client City of Phoenix
Haden v. City of PhoenixJury verdict in favor of City of Phoenix
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Coastal Law JournalCase and Notes Editor2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of WyomingAdministration of JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1998