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Fred P. Baggett Joins Smith Moore

Fred P. Baggett Joins Smith Moore

May 11, 2006

Baggett will continue to serve as High Point City Attorney while enhancing Smith Moore capabilities.

GREENSBORO – High Point City Attorney Fred Baggett has joined the law firm, Smith Moore LLP as Counsel.  At Smith Moore, Baggett will continue to head legal affairs activities for the City of High Point, working from his current office in High Point.

Baggett brings to Smith Moore 35 years of experience in virtually all matters related to local and state government law and regulation.  In addition to continuing to serve High Point, Baggett's practice at Smith Moore will focus on municipal zoning, government regulation, land use, and government relations.

"The addition of Fred to our legal team will greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the legal services that Smith Moore provides to the City of High Point," said Managing Partner Steve Earp.  "At the same time, his availability to consult on matters involving almost any aspect of municipal law and regulation will greatly strengthen the services that Smith Moore provides to its other governmental clients.

"Smith Moore has an active practice representing numerous municipalities in various parts of the state, and Fred's statewide reputation as an experienced and extremely qualified practitioner in municipal law makes him a valuable addition to our firm's capabilities," Earp added.

"In Smith Moore, the City of High Point has a new depth and scope of legal resources available to it for the long term," observed Baggett.  "Personally, I am excited and proud to be a part of the firm's expanding relationships with local governments and clients who deal with them."

Baggett has been City Attorney in High Point since 1990.  Previously, he was Associate City Attorney in Raleigh, and worked as General Counsel for the North Carolina League of Municipalities.  He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from UNC Chapel Hill, and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1971.

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