Gregory D. Smith

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Biography

Gregory D. Smith has over 30 years experience and has received both state and national awards for his legal work. In 2001, Mr. Smith was selected to the Tennessee Bar Association. He has been listed in Who's Who In American Law regularly since the early 1990's and received the Lawyers.com Client Distinction Award in 2013. In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Smith was included in the Top 100 Tennessee Attorneys in Criminal Law. In 2015, Mr. Smith participated in the invitation only Alliance Defending Freedom International Appeals Masters Contest.

Certified Legal Specialties

• Appellate Judge Skills, National Judicial College, 2018

• Tribal Courts, National Judicial College, 2017

• Special Jurisdiction Courts, National Judicial College, 2015

Published Works

• Succession Problems from Artificial Insemination Juvenile & Family Court Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, 1989

• Contributory Negligence as a Matter of Law Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1988

• Termination of Parental Rights Children's Legal Right's Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1990

• Tennessee Municipal Judges Bench Book, TN. Admin. Office of Courts, 2014

• TACDL Guide to Juvenile Justice In Tennessee, TN. Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1993

Representative Cases

• State of Tennessee v. Barry H. Hogg, 448 S.W.3d 877 (Supreme Court of Tennessee, at Nashville 2014)

• Hopkins v. Hopkins, 152 S.W.3d 447 (Supreme Court of Tennessee 2004)

• Barry W. Ritchie v. Don Eberhart, 11 F.3d 587 (Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 1994)

• Riggs v. Riggs, 250 S.W.3d 453 (Court of Appeals of Tennessee, at Nashville 2007)

• Hanna v. Sheflin, 275 S.W.3d 423 (Court of Appeals of Tennessee, Middle Section, at Nashville 2008)

Representative Clients

• Montgomery County Tennessee

• Sovran Bank of Tennessee

• Xanadu Video & Tapes

• Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority

• Hope Pregnancy Center

• Community of Hope, First Church of the Nazarene

• Tabernacle Christian School

• Former Governor Ray Blanton

References

• Lt. Gen. Hubert Smith, U.S. Army Ret. (Airport Board Chair)

• Cordarrelle Patterson, NFL All Pro

• William "Sammy" Stuard Jr., President of F&M Bank (Airport Board Chair)

• Servella Terry, Executive Director of Tabernacle Christian School

Classes/Seminars

• Evidence for Judges, National Judicial College, 2016 - Present

• Rural Courts, National Judicial College, 2016 - Present

• Tennessee Judicial Academy, Tennessee AOC, 2012 - Present

• Judicial Ethics Training, Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference, 2002 - Present

• Tribal Appellate Courts, National American Indian Court Judges Association, 2015 - 2018

• Comparing Tribal Appellate Courts With State and Federal Appellate Courts, National American Indian Court Judges Association, October 1, 2018 - Present

Honors and Awards

• American Jurisprudence Book Award, Military Justice

• Outstanding Young Men of America

• Who's Who of American Colleges & Universities

• Dean's List

• Tennessee Municipal Judge of the Year, 2017

• Who's Who In American Law, 1994 - 2018

• The Trial Lawyers Top 100 (Criminal Law), 2015 - 2016

• Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com Client Distinction Award, 2014

• Tennessee Court of the Judiciary, 2004 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

• Radical Mission Compassionate Ministries, 2012 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

• Municipal Court Judge

• Native American Tribal Court Appellate Judge

Languages

• American Sign Language

Fraternities/Sororities

• Phi Alpha Delta

Professional Associations and Memberships

• Federal Public Defender Appointment Panel, Member, 1990 - Present

• Austin Peay State University, Adjunct Professor, 1989 - Present

• Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present

• American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chairman, Juvenile Justice Committee, 1990 - Present

• American Bar Association, Liaison, Juvenile Justice Committee, 1990 - Present

• Montgomery County Bar Association, Secretary and Treasurer, 1989 - Present

• National Judicial College, Faculty, 2016 - Present

• Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference, President, 2018 - Present

• NHBPI Supreme Court, Chief Justice, 2017 - Present

• Pawnee Nation Supreme Court, Justice, 2015 - Present

• Stockbridge-Munsee Court of Appeals, Chief Justice, 2018 - Present

• Bishop Paiute Court of Appeals, Justice, 2017 - Present

• Gila River Indian Community Court of Appeals, Alternate Appellate Judge, 2015 - Present

Areas of Practice (21)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Military Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation Rights
  • Adoptions
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Drug Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • Military Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Appeals
  • Tribal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
931-326-4179  Phone
(931) 647-1299  Phone
(931) 647-2850  Fax
www.gsmithlawfirm.com/About/Gregory-D-Smith.shtml
University Attended:
Middle Tennessee State University, B.S., Political Science, Outstanding Senior, 1985
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., A.B. Neil Award, 1988
Year of First Admission:
1988
Admission:
1988, U.S. Federal Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee; 1988, Tennessee
Languages:
American Sign Language
ISLN:
903621371
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (24 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Attorney on 07/17/19 in Criminal Law

    Greg Smith has been a phenomenal help anytime I've needed guidance or direction. His knowledge of the law is nothing short of superlative. If ten different people advised me to file Motion A, but Greg told me to file Motion B, I'd file Motion B. H... Read more

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    Greg Smith has been a phenomenal help anytime I've needed guidance or direction. His knowledge of the law is nothing short of superlative. If ten different people advised me to file Motion A, but Greg told me to file Motion B, I'd file Motion B. He is also a very humble man and easy to communicate with. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Attorney on 07/17/19 in Appellate Practice

    Greg Smith has been a phenomenal help anytime I've needed guidance or direction. His knowledge of the law is nothing short of superlative. If ten different people advised me to file Motion A, but Greg told me to file Motion B, I'd file Motion B. H... Read more

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    Greg Smith has been a phenomenal help anytime I've needed guidance or direction. His knowledge of the law is nothing short of superlative. If ten different people advised me to file Motion A, but Greg told me to file Motion B, I'd file Motion B. He is also a very humble man and easy to communicate with. Read less

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