It's time to take it back, strip away the flowery façade of starchy suits, mahogany desks and ornamental marble and get to work. You’ve got a lot to lose and one chance to get it right. Lawyers by trade. Fighters by nature. Welcome to SMITH.About Us
By offering creative and inspired thinking in the form of consulting, our attorneys operate as a system of checks and balance in high-stakes, high-pressure business dealings.
SMITH does not simply go through the motions when handling litigation matters nor does it approach day-to- day decisions as if it is completing a checklist.
The art of trial advocacy is mastered through consistent, real-world trial experience. Albeit unwelcome, when it happens, trial must be done right.
Back in 2008, when the market crashed, I had finally diversified my Coca-Cola portfolio then worth between 1.7 and 2 million. I had waited much longer than recommended to diversified because of my loyalty to The Coca-Cola Co where I had spent 29 years happily employed.
The fellow I went with for my diversification mishandled my investments and I found myself lost with what to do. My portfolio went to about 7 or $800,000. I was depressed and lost. A financial broker friend at the time that knew of my problem suggested I seek legal counsel. I searched everywhere and attended meetings but was very discouraged with all the lawyers I met or spoke with.
Just when I was about to give up my efforts I ran into a neighbor lawyer and after explaining my situation she recommended I contact a friend of hers that she had worked with. John had recently left the firm my neighbor worked for and had opened his own firm. I called john who quickly met with me and spent at least two and a half hours with me at no charge just to get a feel for my case. I remember feeling like I had met my Guardian Angel after that meeting and that's exactly who John was.
John worked very hard with me and won the case. We recovered some of the lost and brought happiness back to my life and retirement. John is one of those people that has matched perfectly his career with his vocation. You will never meet a more dedicated, enthusiastic, smart, intelligent, focussed, caring and honest professional lawyer. I love John.
Former Client, Retired Business Executive and CEO of Produce Corporation
Former Client, Arbitrator, Mediator Consultant and Testifying Expert at Consulting and Expert Witness Testimony for Securities and Investment-Related Cases
During the first 30 years in my own business my experience with attorneys was very limited. The only dealings I had with attorneys consisted of minor things, proper business licenses, adding or subtracting a paragraph in a contract, etc. That all changed in 2015.
I can’t get into all of the details (it would take too long) but a business deal went terribly wrong. My company purchased and paid for equipment that was never completely finished and did not perform properly.
I did not know who to call. I didn’t know anyone in the Atlanta area. I called several attorneys in the Atlanta area and they all sounded the same over the phone. That is, they all sounded the same until I spoke with
John Da Grossa Smith. John was so upbeat and positive that I knew I had found my attorney.
My industry is not widely known but John and Kristina Jones did a fantastic job of putting together a case that you would think they worked in my industry. We ended up with a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough.
I’ll tell you one thing. I’d hate to be the opposition walking into a room against the Smith team.
Client, Owner and President of Industry-Leading Resistance Welding Company
Bloomberg (November 5, 2015, 8:39 AM CST) -- The feud dividing the Glock gun clan of Austria has reached a crossroads in a federal court in Atlanta. The question is whether the U.S. judiciary wants to referee a crosscontinent fracas concerning hundreds of millions of dollars in firearm profits and the future of the Glock pistol empire . . .Read More