GREENSBORO, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Clark Smith, Jr. has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Smith is one of three in North Carolina to be inducted as a Fellow this year.
Established in 1955, the Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers for demonstrating outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. The Fellows support the research work of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to leaders of the legal profession. The Fellows is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.
Smith has been widely recognized for his work at Smith Moore Leatherwood, where he is a partner of the firm’s litigation practice. He focuses his practice on complex ligation matters, including antitrust and trade regulation, health care provider defense, corporate, and professional liability and licensing. Smith was listed for more than 20 years to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Personal Injury Defense Litigation and Medical Malpractice Defense Law. He has also been named for the last eight years as a North Carolina Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Defense and Medical Malpractice Defense.
Smith currently serves as a delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Previously, Smith was president of the North Carolina Bar Association and was recognized as a National Conference of Bar Presidents Fellow and an American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow. Smith earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Wake Forest University and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.