GREENSBORO, N.C., — D. Clark Smith Jr., from the Greensboro office of Smith Moore Leatherwood, has recently been elected to serve a two-year term as the North Carolina Bar Association representative to the American Bar Association house of delegates. He was elected to the position at the spring NCBA board of governors meeting. Smith's term will begin in August at the 2011 ABA annual meeting in Toronto.
Established in 1936, the house of delegates is the policy-making body of the ABA. Its 567 members meet twice a year to maintain the ABA's administrative policies, as well as establish the organization's views on professional and public issues. As a result of these meetings, action taken on specific issues become official ABA policy.
"Clark will bring excellent insight as a national delegate from his past leadership experience as NCBA president," said Kent Auberry, partner in charge of the firm's Greensboro office. "We are proud to support him and applaud this noteworthy accomplishment."
Smith is a member of the firm's litigation practice group and focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, commercial and business litigation. Smith has served as the past-president of the NCBA and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 10 years, named legal elite by Business North Carolina, named a North Carolina Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine and has received his Martindale-Hubbell's top "AV" peer review. He is also a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Smith graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration, cum laude, from Wake Forest University in 1972, and received his juris doctor, cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1975. He resides in Lexington, N.C.
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