Nathaniel “Nat” C. Smith

Nathaniel “Nat” C. Smith heads up the firm’s civil litigation practice. With over twenty years of experience representing clients in courts throughout North Carolina, Mr. Smith is a shareholder at the firm. He handles serious personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, civil appeals and business, trust and estate litigation cases.

Mr. Smith grew up in Raleigh and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and from the UNC School of Law with honors in 1993. Mr. Smith has been admitted to practice law in the state courts of North Carolina since 1993, he is also admitted to practice in federal courts in North Carolina and in the Eastern and Middle District Bankruptcy courts. He has received favorable decisions from the North Carolina Court of Appeals on a wide variety of legal issues.

Mr. Smith is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and he served as president of the 15-B Judicial District (Orange and Chatham Counties) in 2004-05. Mr. Smith volunteers as a pro bono attorney for the North Carolina Bar Association’s “Lawyers on the Line” program and has served as an arbitrator in Orange County District Court.  He also enjoys playing bass with the local bluegrass/old-time string band The Guilty Pleasures.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

  • J.D., 1993
  • With Honors

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • B.A. Economics, 1983

Community Engagement

  • Pro Bono Attorney for North Carolina Bar Association’s “Lawyers on the Line”

Memberships and Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member, 1993
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1996
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • 15-B Judicial District (Orange and Chatham Counties), President, 2004 – 2005

Representative Cases