Andrew Z. Smith

Andrew Z. Smith: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Terminus 200, Terminus 200, 3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500, Atlanta, GA 30305
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Biography

Andrew Z. Smith has experience in numerous areas of litigation, including: complex commercial litigation and business disputes, products liability and insurance coverage litigation. His experience extends to both state and federal courts and includes representing pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in product liability cases. Andrew also maintains a pro bono practice and serves in various leadership roles both inside and outside of the firm.

Concentrations

•Commercial litigation
•Contract disputes and business torts
•Pharmaceutical, medical device & health care litigation
•Product liability litigation
•Insurance coverage litigation

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2018

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.A., Political Science Pre-Law, Minor in Philosophy and Law; Dean’s List all semesters; President, Circle K International; Michigan State Men’s Volleyball, 2012
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Executive Articles Editor, Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law; Member, National Order of the Barristers; Winner, Herman E. Talmadge Moot Court Competition, Advocate; Pupil, Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court; Executive Chair, Moot Court Team; Member, Mock Trial Team; President, Dean’s Ambassador; 1L Vice-President and Student Leader Liaison, Student Bar Association; Contract Law Teaching Assistant, Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, 2017
Year of First Admission:
2017
Admission:
Georgia; Supreme Court of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Court of Appeals of Georgia
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Lambda Legal, Atlanta Leadership Committee, 2019-Present
•Member, American Bar Association, 2017-Present
•Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2017-Present
•Member, Atlanta Bar Association, 2017-Present
•Participant, OutLeadership's OutNEXT Summit, 2017
•Member, Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, 2015-Present
•Member, National LGBT Bar Association, 2017-Present
•Executive Chair (Fundraising) and Team Leader, ServiceJuris, 2016-Present
•Pro Bono Chair, Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Associate Committee, 2018-Present
•Volunteer, AVLF Saturday Lawyer Program, 2016-Present
•Instructor, Lawyer for a Day Program, 2017-Present
•Mentor, UGA Law Alumni/Student Program, 2017-Present
•Judge, Various Moot Court/Mock Trial State & National Competitions, 2017-Present

Reported Cases:
Experience: Pro Bono: Assisted members of the transgender community to petition for legal name changes.; Represented tenants to address rent, premises and conditions issues.; Helped a juvenile from Guatemala seek special juvenile immigration status.; Assisted an organization in creating liability waivers for an afterschool program.; Advised a LGBT homeless youth shelter regarding labor and employment issues.; Representative Matters: Defended pharmaceutical and medical device company in mass tort litigation.; Represented school system against retaliation claim brought by former employee under the whistleblower statute. After two-week trial, the jury returned a complete defense verdict.; Represented real estate developer in breach of contract action seeking unpaid rent, utilities, and attorneys' fees.; Obtained settlement in complex contract and business dispute for a logistics company.; Previous Experience: Firefighter, Berlin Township Fire Department, 2012-2014; Middle School English Language Arts Interventionist and Athletic Director, National Heritage Academies, 2013-2014; Internships: Judicial Intern, Hon. Richard Smoak, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2015; Legislative Intern for State Senator Thomas Casperson, State of Michigan Senate, 2012
ISLN:
1000107888
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    Terminus 200 , Terminus 200, 3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
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