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.

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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.

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Negotiated Assurance of Voluntary Compliance for Debt Relief Corporation

The Firm defended a national debt relief corporation in an investigation initiated by the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and negotiated an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance.

Payment Secured for Biomed Company from Drug Maker

The Firm secured payment for an international, biomedical specimen storage company from a drug maker that wound-up in an involuntary bankruptcy. The debtor assumed the underlying executory contract and business as usual was preserved.

Defense of CEO from SEC

The Firm defended a chief executive officer in a civil enforcement action brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Firm scored an unusual victory in the case by winning a motion to strike pejorative remarks and unproven conclusions from papers filed by a court-appointed receiver.








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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 diversify 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 $700,000 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 loss 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, focused, caring and honest professional lawyer. I love John.
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Former Client, Retired Business Executive and CEO of Produce Corporation

During 2015, attorney John Da Grosa Smith from the law firm of SMITH LLC in Atlanta engaged me as a Consultant and testifying Expert Witness for a securities and investment-related case. In my opinion, John was a strong advocate for his client with a thorough understanding of his client's situation and the facts and issues in the case. I believe the client felt attorney John Smith heard and understood him and his case.
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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 Grosa 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.
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Client, Owner and President of Industry-Leading Resistance Welding Company

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Judge Sanctions Federal Consumer Bureau in Debt Collection Case

The Power of a Phone Call: Sanctions Against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The beginning of the end was a phone call. After two years of aggressively going after payment processors for the alleged sins of debt collectors that used their services, the Bureau had spent the entire first day of its own deposition stonewalling every question and ignoring months

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