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William Benjamin Smith

Retired
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Toll Free: (800) 737-2160
Phone: (704) 372-2160
Fax: (704) 372-6516


A frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education in the areas of civil trial practice. Mr. Smith has practiced exclusively in the area of Plaintiff's personal injury litigation since 1979 having conducted trials and hearings in more than 30 counties in the State of North Carolina as well as participating in cases out of state on a Pro Hac Vice basis. He has argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of North Carolina, and the 4th Circuit U.S. Court Appeals.

Education

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1979

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice North Carolina, 1979
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

North Carolina State Bar

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers

American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Certification/Specialties

Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2001

Honors and Awards

Personally A rated by Martindale Hubbell

Best Lawyers in North Carolina 2009 by NC Magazine

Best Lawyers in America as compiled by Woodward/White, Publishers 2009

Elected to the Legal Elite by Business North Carolina Magazine in the area of litigation 2005, 2006