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Personality and Culture

Our firm shares a common philosophy and culture of respect, teamwork, and collegiality. Each office carries that off in a unique way which reflects the personalities of its lawyers and staff, and the nuances of its community. We value open doors and minds, and a free exchange of ideas about our work and the direction of our firm. All at Smith Moore Leatherwood work on a first-name basis. We welcome lively debate on the things that matter to our clients, and us. This involves thinking in the box, outside it, and sometimes ignoring the box all together.

We work hard for our clients because they expect it, and because the excellence we seek demands it. We also expect that the work of our lawyers and staff will not be to the exclusion of their families, friends and communities. We want the life of our firm to be an important part of the lives of its partners, associates and staff, but not the only part. Maintaining balance is important to us all and pays dividends to us as individuals and as a firm, in both the short and the long term.

We seek to grow with people and practices who share our values and vision, and who will challenge us to embrace change over complacency. Our commitment is to cherish our firm's rich history, while ensuring it helps guide, not limit, our future.


Each of our lawyer's e-mail address is provided with his or her biography. If you are not a current client of our firm, you should not e-mail our lawyers with any confidential information or any information about a specific legal matter, given that our firm may presently represent persons or companies who have interests that are adverse to you. If you are not a current client and you e-mail any lawyer in our firm, you do so without any expectation of confidentiality. We will not establish a professional relationship with you via e-mail. Instead, you should contact our firm by telephone so that we can determine whether we are in a position to consult with you about any legal matters before you share any confidential or sensitive information with us.