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Litigation


Overview

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.

Attorneys
NAME TITLE LOCATION CONTACT
Partner
(336) 378-5368
Associate
(336) 378-5318
Partner, Municipalities, Counties & Special Purpose Entities Leader
(336) 378-5321
Partner in Charge
(843) 300-6633
Associate
(864) 751-7618
Partner
(336) 378-5566
Partner, Life, Health, Disability Leader
(404) 962-1015
Of Counsel
(404) 962-1045
Of Counsel
(919) 755-8827
Of Counsel
(404) 962-1065
Partner
(843) 300-6653
Associate
(336) 378-5362
Retired
(919) 755-8771
Associate
(864) 751-7627
Partner
(336) 378-5314
Managing Partner
(336) 378-5256
Partner
(843) 300-6634
Associate
(336) 378-5353
Partner
(864) 751-7633
Partner
(336) 378-5451
Partner
(919) 755-8819
Of Counsel
(864) 751-7607
Partner
(336) 378-5482
Partner
(336) 378-5432
Retired
(864) 751-7693
Partner
(704) 384-2624
Associate
(336) 378-5380
Partner
(919) 755-8778
Partner
(404) 962-1025
Partner
(704) 384-2625
Partner
(910) 815-7165
Associate
(336) 378-5540
Associate
(404) 962-1018
Partner
(704) 384-2653
Of Counsel
(404) 962-1042
Partner
(336) 378-5352
Administrative Partner
(336) 378-5336
Partner
(704) 384-2616
Partner in Charge, Appellate Practice Leader
(919) 755-8759
Associate
(704) 384-2671
Partner
(336) 378-5341
Partner
(864) 751-7688
Partner
(864) 751-7691
Partner in Charge
(704) 384-2630
Associate
(336) 378-5226
Partner
(336) 378-5331
Partner
(864) 751-7652
Partner
(864) 751-7608
Of Counsel
(843) 300-6673
Partner, Transportation and Logistics Industry Leader
(864) 751-7643
Partner
(404) 962-1040
Associate
(336) 378-5206
Associate
(864) 751-7753
Partner
(919) 755-8710
Partner, Manufacturing Industry Leader
(336) 378-5307
Partner
(404) 962-1075
Partner
(919) 755-8834
Associate
(336) 378-5552
Associate
(843) 300-6659
Partner, Labor and Employment Leader
(336) 378-5304
Of Counsel
(404) 962-1074
Partner
(864) 751-7638
Associate
(864) 751-7610
Partner
(864) 751-7624
Partner
(336) 378-5535
Partner
(336) 378-5442
Senior Associate
(919) 755-8758
Partner
(404) 962-1057
Partner
(910) 815-7135
Partner
(336) 378-5412
Partner
(919) 755-8713
Associate
(704) 384-2605
Associate
(704) 384-2670
Partner in Charge
(404) 962-1077
Partner
(336) 378-5270
Associate
(919) 755-8853
Thought Leadership

Publications

May 2017
ERISA and Life Insurance News, ERISA and Life Insurance News
April 4, 2017
So, You Want To Be In Federal Court?, Transportation Industry Newsletter
Spring 2017
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
February 23, 2017
Winter 2017
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
November, 2016
November, 2016
Fall 2016
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
October 1, 2016
Court Backtracks on Validity of Carmack Waiver, Transportation Industry Newsletter
October 1, 2016
NMFTA Shakes Up Bills Of Lading, Transportation Industry Newsletter
Summer 2016
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
June 8, 2016
Spring 2016
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
Winter 2016
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
Fall 2015
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
July 15, 2015
Summer 2015
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
Spring 2015
Transportation Industry Newsletter, The Transportation Newsletter
April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015
Sleep Apnea: The Tireless Debate, The Transportation Newsletter
March 4, 2015
January, 2015
October 1, 2014
October 1, 2014
October 1, 2014
July 10, 2014
June 13, 2014
January 9, 2014
CSA 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014?, The Transportation Newsletter
January 9, 2014
January 9, 2014
Text Message Sender Liability, The Transportation Newsletter
January 9, 2014
August 6, 2013
August 5, 2013
January 12, 2011
August 21, 2012
August 21, 2012
April 4,2012
Changes to Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure, The Transportation Newsletter
April 2, 2012
March 2012
February 6, 2012
January 23, 2012
Marso v. UPS, The Transportation Newsletter
January 23, 2012
Medicare News, The Transportation Newsletter
January 23, 2012
Yes, You Need a Tariff, The Transportation Newsletter
October 18, 2011
Contracts: Look at the Big Picture, The Transportation Newsletter
October 17, 2011
Insurer May Waive Policy Provisions, ERISA and Life Insurance News
October 17, 2011
Plan Participant May Be Able to Claim Benefits, ERISA and Life Insurance News
July 1, 2011
Discipline or Discharge?, SML Perspectives
July 1, 2011
Foreign Trade Zones, The Transportation Newsletter
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
The Importance of a Good Cargo Contract, The Transportation Newsletter
June 30, 2011
Doctors who Perform Truck Driver Physicals, The Transportation Newsletter
April 22, 2011
CIGNA v. Amara, ERISA and Life Insurance News
April 20, 2011
March 2011
March 14, 2011
March 11, 2011
Instant Runoff Voting, SML Perspectives
March 10, 2011
February 18, 2011
Could a Carrier Pigeon Settle Your Case?, DRI's The Business Suit, Volume 14 Issue 1
February 2011
January 11, 2011
December 19, 2010
New North Carolina Heavy-Duty Truck Idling Law, The Transportation Newsletter
December 19, 2010
December 14, 2010
January 16, 2010
June 2009
Chapter 75 Case Updates, Antitrust News

Events

October 31 2012
August 16 2011
September 29 2010
August 19 2010
February 08 2008
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