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Justin L. Smith

justin.smith@crossandsmith.com
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Phone: 205.391.0618
Fax: 205.391.9557

907 17th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Background

A native of Sumter County, Alabama, Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from the University of West Alabama in 1999, and he earned his J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, cum laude, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. Mr. Smith was awarded an academic scholarship by the Mississippi College School of Law based on his superior academic performance. He was Executive Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review, recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies and a member of the Honor Court.

Practice and Results

Mr. Smith has been a trial lawyer since his graduation from law school in 2003. In just over ten years of practice, Mr. Smith has been remarkably successful. He has handled cases that generated verdicts and settlements for clients in excess of $30,000,000.00.

He represents clients in state and federal courts in Alabama and Mississippi. Although Mr. Smith handles cases throughout the State of Alabama and East Mississippi, his practice primarily involves the representation of individuals and businesses located in Greater Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and the Black Belt. Mr. Smith represents plaintiffs in various types of cases including wrongful death, toxic exposure, products liability, eighteen wheeler trucking accidents, automobile accidents, nursing home neglect, insurance fraud and bad faith, drug and medical device litigation and work related injuries.

Education

J.D., Mississippi College School of Law, 2003
cum laude

B.B.A., University of West Alabama, 1999

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Supreme Courts of Alabama and Mississippi
Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals
United States District Courts of Alabama and Mississippi

Affiliations

Mr. Smith is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Mississippi State Bar, the American Bar Association and the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association.

Speeches and Publications

Mr. Smith has been selected as a frequent lecturer in Alabama in the area of civil litigation.

Issues in Personal Injury Practice in Alabama-Barristers Educational Services, CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2012

Evidence in Trial Practice-Barristers Educational Services CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2011

Trial Practice Essentials-Barristers Educational Services CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2010

Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims-National Business Institute CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, September 2010

Torts & Insurance: Quick Tips for Practical Lawyers-Barristers Educational Services CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2009

Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases-National Business Institute CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, October 2008

Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish-National Business Institute CLE, Mobile, Alabama, February 2008

Quick Tips for Personal Injury Practice-Barristers Educational Services CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2007

Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases-National Business Institute CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, October 2007

Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims-National Business Institute CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, September 2007

Legal Assistant:

Kelly Paust
E-mail: kelly.paust@crossandsmith.com