Jeffrey C. Smith Shareholder

Jeffrey C. Smith was born and raised in Winchester, Tennessee.  While in the United States Army, Mr. Smith was assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Corp. and worked as an orthopedic technician from 1984 until 1988. While serving in the medical field, he received extensive training in various areas of the healthcare industry. The clinical and administrative experience he received during this period has served him well throughout his career as an attorney.  Upon leaving the service, Mr. Smith enrolled at The University of Alabama and received his Bachelor of Science in healthcare management in 1991. Mr. Smith received numerous awards throughout his undergraduate career including the Hinkley Award for the highest-ranked graduate in healthcare management.  Mr. Smith then enrolled in The University of Alabama School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1995. He was a member of the Bench and Bar Honor Society and the Federalist Society from 1992 until 1995. Mr. Smith is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American College of Trial Lawyers Award, American Judicature Society Award, Edmond & Vines Scholarship, George “Peach” Taylor Award for Advocacy, American Jurisprudence Award, and ATLA Best Advocate in Region Award in 1995.

A Leadership Tuscaloosa graduate, Mr. Smith is a member of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, Member of the Civil Committee, the Alabama State Bar, and the American Bar Association. He serves as President of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association.  Mr. Smith is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Tuscaloosa County Homebuilders Association, and serves as General Counsel to the Association.  He has been board certified by the National Association of Trial Advocacy as a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. Mr. Smith is a frequent lecturer on construction law, landlord and tenant law, employment, insurance, and other areas of law. He has extensive experience in the courtroom from his first exposure as a clerk for the Honorable Thomas S. Wilson in 1993 to the present. Mr. Smith has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials as well as bench trials throughout the state. 

Mr. Smith has also been appointed as an Administrative Law Judge and as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama.  Mr. Smith is Registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster as a trained mediator.

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