Smith, S Kent
Address: 140 West Vermont Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28388
Lawyer Firm: Law Offices of West & Smith, L.L.P.
|Areas of Practice||Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Construction Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration, General Civil Litigation|
S. Kent Smith also is an experienced trial attorney who has practiced in state and federal court since 1975. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Smith served as a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Marine Corps and distinguished himself as Chief Trial Counsel, Senior Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Military Judge, for which he received multiple awards for excellence. Mr. Smith also is a certified District Court Arbitrator and a N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission certified Superior Court Mediator, who frequently is selected by other attorneys to conduct settlement conferences in personal injury and other civil cases. His vast experience of forty years as trial counsel, judge, arbitrator and mediator provides him with a unique perspective for all sides of a lawsuit, and which enables him to be equally persuasive and effective as a negotiator and as a litigator.
Mr. Smith is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association and its Litigation and Disability Advocacy Sections, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. He is a charter member of the North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators, and is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
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