Rufus R. Smith, Jr.

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Attorney Awards


Phi Alpha Delta. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America for each of the last fifteen years; Who's Who in American Law; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Top Lawyers in Alabama; Alabama Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers in Alabama. The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith Jr. is listed in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama, 1977-1982.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Plaintiffs Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Finance Fraud
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Toxic Torts
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Premises Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-991-5320  Phone
334-671-7957  Fax
University Attended:
Troy State University, B.S., 1971
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 1974, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1974, Alabama; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1995, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court
Houston County Bar Association (President, 1994); Alabama State Bar (Member, Board of Bar Commissioners, 1988-1991; 1998-2000); Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Member: Board of Governors, 1980-1982; Executive Committee, 1982-2001).
Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, September 14, 1949
Reported Cases:
Mashburn v. National Healthcare, Inc., 684 F. Supp. 679 (M.D., Ala. 1988); Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Luverne, Inc. v. Allen, 572 So. 2d 434 (Ala. 1990); Toole v. McClintock, 778 F. Supp. 1543 (M.D., Ala. 1991); Coleman v. Cannon Oil Co., 911 F. Supp. 510 (M.D. Ala. 1995); First Tennessee Bank, N.A., v. Snell, 718 So. 2d 20 (Ala. 1998); Jeter v. Orkin Exterminating Co., 832 So. 2d. 25 (Ala. 2001).
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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