Litigation

One of Smith Moore Leatherwood's greatest strengths is the depth and breadth of our Litigation Team.  Over half the firm's lawyers concentrate in various aspects of trial practice and dispute resolution, making it Smith Moore Leatherwood's largest area of practice.

Since Smith Moore Leatherwood's founding, our litigation practice has been central to the firm's operations.  Attorneys in the Litigation Team regularly try cases throughout the United States.  We petition, try and appeal all kinds of cases at the federal, state and local levels.  We also represent clients before such specialty courts as the United States Tax Court and the Court of International Trade.

Because of our depth and breadth of experience, Smith Moore Leatherwood's litigation practice has become a prominent player in the Southeast and the nation.  Whether in the courtroom or at the mediation table, Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys are known for their skillful handling of matters.  From litigating single matters for clients to coordinating complex litigation nationwide, Smith Moore Leatherwood's Litigation Team brings thoughtful and practical experience to achieve results.

Recognizing that litigation may not always be the best result, our Litigation Team is also experienced in alternative methods of dispute resolution.  Members of the firm's litigation team routinely use nonbinding mediation, arbitration and negotiation to handle claims involving our clients.  We also resolve cases by using summary jury trials and "private judges."  These methods can sometimes provide a quicker and more cost-effective resolution to a dispute.

The Litigation Team also prides itself on teamwork.  We understand clients' businesses, and work with them to achieve their goals.  Moreover, we regularly coordinate among our offices to meet clients' needs effectively and efficiently.  Our team includes not only trial-tested lawyers, but also a support staff with extensive training and experience with state-of-the-art technology and litigation tools, which are used both in trial and to manage significant matters and document-intensive litigation.

The services Smith Moore Leatherwood litigators provide are as varied as our clients.  We faithfully and fully assist our clients in navigating litigation with a time-honored standard of quality and excellence that has been with Smith Moore Leatherwood since our founding.

The Litigation Team exemplifies confidence through experience.