Nathaniel “Nat” C. Smith

Nathaniel “Nat” C. Smith

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Creditor Rights and Collections Law
  • Entity Formation/New Business Start Up
  • Foreclosure
  • Substitute Trustee

Nathaniel “Nat” C. Smith

Nathaniel “Nat” C. Smith heads up the firm’s civil litigation practice, handling serious personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, civil appeals and business, trust and estate litigation cases. He’s spent 20 years representing clients in courts throughout North Carolina and is a shareholder in the firm.

Born and raised in Raleigh, Mr. Smith attended UNC-Chapel Hill, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1983 and graduated with honors from the UNC School of Law in 1993. Mr. Smith has practiced law in the state and federal courts of North Carolina since 1993 and in the Eastern and Middle District Bankruptcy court and has received favorable decisions from the NC Court of Appeals on a wide variety of legal issues.

A member of the NC Bar Association and the NC Advocates for Justice, Mr. Smith served as president of the 15-B Judicial District (Orange and Chatham Counties) in 2004-05. Mr. Smith works pro bono for the NC Bar Association’s “Lawyers on the Line” program and has served as an arbitrator in Orange County District Court. Nat also plays bass with the local bluegrass/old-time string band The Guilty Pleasures.

Education

  • UNC - Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 1993 With Honors
  • UNC - 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
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