Thomas Peyton Smith

Thomas Peyton Smith: Attorney with Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP



Jackson, Mississippi

Previous Experience Relative To Current Practice

•Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Ongoing Peer Education & Seminar Presentations

•“The New 'Home State' Test for General Personal Jurisdiction: the End of an Era?” HarrisMartin National Benzene Litigation Conference, December 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana

Published Articles

•“MDL-875 Embraces the Sea-Change Brought About By Daimler, ” Mealey's Litigation Report, December 2014

Community Service Involvement

•Belhaven Improvement Association, Board Member
•Special Prosecutor, Rankin County District Attorney's Office

Important Litigation Involvement

•Member of trial team representing bottle manufacturer who received defense verdict on negligence and breach of contract claims in New Orleans Civil District Court
•First-chair jury and bench trial experience as 3:03 Prosecutor in Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston, Massachusetts
•Achieved substantial monetary award in Mississippi construction defect arbitration
•Serves as jurisdictional attorney managing day-to-day mass tort litigation for Fortune Global 500 company in multiple states

Other Professional Licenses

•NFLPA Certified Contract Adviso

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Appellate
  • Asbestos
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Sports Representation and Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.969.4283  Phone
601.960.8613  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 22608, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.A., Honors College Phi Beta Kappa
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for Northern & Southern Districts of Mississippi; 2011, Mississippi; 2013, Louisiana

Community Service Involvement

•Belhaven Improvement Association, Board Member
•International Justice Mission (IJM), Justice Advocate
•Special Prosecutor, Rankin County District Attorney's Office

Other Professional Licenses

•NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor


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