Kate C. Lawson Smith

Kate C. Lawson Smith: Attorney with HunterMaclean
  • Associate at HunterMaclean
  • 200 E. Saint Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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Biography

Experience

Kate Lawson Smith is an associate in HunterMaclean’s litigation group who focuses her practice on civil litigation. Kate has represented a wide variety of clients in matters involving contracts, premises liability, health care, toxic torts, insurance coverage, real estate, and trucking accidents.

Kate is licensed to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Georgia, the Middle District of Georgia, the Northern District of Georgia, and the District of South Carolina. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Kate earned her J.D., magna cum laude, in May 2012 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she served as managing board member, editorial board member, and notes editor for the Georgia Law Review. After graduating from Georgia Law, she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Prior to law school, Kate earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

Community Involvement

Historic Savannah Foundation: 13th Colony

Telfair Museum of Art: William Jay Society

Chatham County Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation: Board of Directors

Videos & Podcasts

Videos

Video: HunterMaclean and Junior Achievement: Educating Future Leaders

HunterMaclean partners with Junior Achievement of Savannah to expose K-12 students to business professionals and law careers, as well as educate them for the 21st century workplace. In this award-winning video, HunterMaclean attorneys teach in local classrooms, speak at Career Day, and bring students to the Firm on Job Shadow Day.

Spotlight

HunterMaclean Partners with Junior Achievement: Educating Tomorrow's Business Leaders

HunterMaclean partners with Junior Achievement to help build tomorrow’s business leaders. Attorneys teach in local classrooms, speak at Career Day, and bring students to the firm on Job Shadow Day. The firm also sponsors Junior Achievement through its golf tournament and annual gala.

News

YLD Golf Tournament Raises $8,000 for Savannah Guardian Ad Litem Program

Litigator Heather Hammonds Lundy organized HunterMaclean’s participation in the YLD charity golf tournament, which raised $8,000 for the Savannah Guardian Ad Litem program.

Attorney Kate Chaplin Lawson Joins HunterMaclean’s Specialty Litigation Group

Attorney Kate Chaplin Lawson recently joined HunterMaclean’s Specialty Litigation Group.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Attorney-Client Privilege

Attorney Kate Lawson Smith explains attorney-client privilege and gives an overview of what the attorney-client privilege does and does not protect.

Roll Stability Systems - Pending Federal Regulations and Tractor Trailer Accident Litigation

Attorneys Kate Lawson and Dennis Keene of HunterMaclean and Melanie Cheairs of Lorance & Thompson say a new federal safety standard on roll stability systems for tractor trailers could reduce injuries and accidents, but also result in legal claims that could change the dynamics of truck accident litigation.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Medical Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
912.236.0261  Phone
912.236.4936  Fax
www.huntermaclean.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9848, Savannah, GA 31401
University Attended:
University of South Carolina, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, with honors, 2008
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2012
Year of First Admission:
2012
Admission:
South Carolina; Georgia
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

Savannah Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division, Executive Board

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

ISLN:
922455897

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