Deborah Alley Smith

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  • Managing Partner at Christian & Small LLP (31 Attorneys)
  • Financial Center, 505 North Twentieth Street, Suite 1800, Birmingham, AL 35203-2605
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Member, Alabama Law Review. Member, Bench and Bar. Adjunct Professor, Cumberland School of Law. Author: "A Controversial Settling Of A Settlement Controversy: The Supreme Court Declared the Federal Arbitration Act Preemptive of State Laws and Applicable in State Courts," Vol. 36, No. 1, Alabama Law Review, Fall, 1984; "Comparative Fault: A Primer - What Happens When the Lid Flies off Pandora's Box," 54 Ala. Law 56 (Jan. 1993); "Comparative Fault," Ala. Def. Lawyers J. Vol. 8 No. 2 (Oct. 1992); "Certiorari Practice —What You Need to Know," 17 B'ham Bar Association Bulletin 18 (Summer, 1996); "The Nuts and Bolts of Civil Appeals," 56 Ala. Law. 304 (September, 1995). Member, Editorial Board, The Alabama Lawyer. Adjunct Professor, Cumberland School of Law, 1992-1998. Member, American Inns of Court. Member, Council of Appellate Lawyers. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Law and Commercial Litigation. Selected as one of Alabama's Super Lawyers for Appellate and as one of Alabama's Top 25 Women Lawyers. Named to Birmingham Magazine's 2009 list of "Birmingham's Top Attorneys" for Appellate.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
866-508-1891  Phone
205-250-6627  Phone
University Attended:
University of Tennessee, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, Alabama
Birmingham and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar; Defense Research Institute; Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, March 19, 1959

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