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In founding the Firm in 2008, Managing Principal John Da Grosa Smith’s mission was to create bespoke legal services that are both practical and smart. As a disruptor in law, SMITH combines gritty trial experience backed by Ivy League training to deliver creative, passionate, and uncompromised advocacy.

SMITH is not a practice-area law firm. An elite team of attorneys handle major civil, regulatory, and select criminal matters in a range of areas — including litigation and consulting involving business disputes, products liability, securities, trust and estates, bankruptcy contests and adversary proceedings, civil RICO, trade secrets, trademark and restrictive covenants, intellectual property, antitrust, and white-collar criminal defense.

The Firm is like no other: its main office is located in an industrial loft in Atlanta’s West Midtown and provides an environment for sophisticated legal work, prestigious law degrees, and true diversity in gender, race, sexual orientation, and dress code to thrive.

With successful client representation against the top law firms in the country, SMITH gives clients something they can’t get anywhere else. This year, SMITH celebrates 10 years of litigating high-stakes cases, which have appeared in Bloomberg, U.S. News & World Report, The Legal Intelligencer, Daily Report, Law 360, The Guardian, and numerous other national and international publications.

Our Craft

Here at SMITH, we treat litigation as a means to resolve disputes by identifying the distinct attributes and objectives of each representation. When you hire SMITH, you’re bringing in fighters to efficiently, effectively and aggressively pursue a comprehensive strategy in your interest.

As skilled advocates, we recognize the importance of gaining a thorough understanding of your individual needs. Given the nature of our approach, it is essential to devise a battle plan early on to ensure each step along the way is taken with purpose.

We tailor our services on a case-by-case basis through independent analysis and evaluation of your unique goals. Coupled with our unparalleled dedication to innovation, we are able to maximize the value of each undertaking along the way.

THE TEAM

John Da Grosa Smith

Managing Principal

Kristina Jones

Principal

Ben Van Horn

Attorney

Carla Foster

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Erika Abrahamsson

Business Development

You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!

ROCKY BALBOA

Atlanta

Located in the heart of West Midtown, SMITH’s Atlanta office first opened its doors in 2008 and now serves as the Firm’s official headquarters.

Philadelphia

Since its inception, SMITH has maintained a culture rooted in founding member John Da Grosa Smith’s Philadelphia upbringing. SMITH’s Philadelphia office will pay homage to John’s northern ties while furthering the Firm’s initiative to establish a national presence. Atlanta-based. Philly-trained. That’s SMITH.

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