William E. Smith, Jr. has been an advocate for his clients since opening his law office in 1993. Licensed to practice in Alabama and Georgia, the United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, he represents clients throughout North Alabama from his Florence office.
Our firm operates a full service law practice having represented clients from all walks of life in a variety of cases. We have represented clients in both state and federal courts, including before the Alabama Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Cases we have handled include car wrecks, criminal defense, social security disability, defective products, defending and advising small businesses, insurance disputes, eminient domain/condemnation, probate matters, drafting wills, personal injury, adoptions, juvenile cases, and even writing disclaimers for national products.
Some of our more newsworthy cases have been reported in regional newspapers, appeared on regional television, and published in national legal publications. Mr. Smith has appeared on numerous television shows providing legal comentary. Two of his reported cases include Byrd v. State, 675 So.2d 83, (Ala.Cr.App. 1995) and Holt v. Lauderdale County, 2008 WL 4823372 (Ala.).
In addition to being a succesful lawyer, William Smith is a teacher of the law. William Smith has served as an adjunct professor of Business Law teaching several courses at both the University of North Alabama and Northwest Shoals Community College. Moreover, he has been a teacher to his fellow lawyers by serving as a continuing legal education seminar speaker.
Smith's involvement with the law goes beyond practicing law and teaching the law. William is a former President of the Lauderdale County Bar Association, active member of the Alabama State Bar, board member of the Alabama Bench and Bar Historical Society, and former member of the Alabama State Bar Public Relations Committee.
Mr. Smith is a former Lauderdale County Commissioner, a member of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, Rogersville Chamber of Commerce, and the National Federation of Independent Busineses.
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