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Greg Smith

Greg Smith is Of Counsel to Ruddy Gregory, PLLC and a litigator in the Washington, DC office. 

Mr. Smith may be the only lawyer in America who has worked in the White House Counsel’s Office, argued and won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and been elected by his peers as president of major bar associations in two separate U.S. cities. His current practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation, including representation of companies and executives in corporate investigations. In over thirty years as a litigator, Mr. Smith has served as lead counsel in dozens of state and federal jury trials, and has orally argued over 50 cases in various appellate courts.
Following his graduation from law school and a clerkship for a federal judge, Mr. Smith began his private practice in the Atlanta office of King & Spalding LLP. Mr. Smith later spent a decade as a federal public defender in Atlanta where he honed his trial and appellate skills – including arguing and winning a U.S. Supreme Court case against the Solicitor General’s Office. In 2000, Mr. Smith served as an Associate Counsel in the Clinton White House Counsel’s Office, where he liaised regularly with Offices of Independent Counsels and various Congressional committees. From 2001-2006, he worked as a Counsel at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (an AmLaw 100 American law firm now branded as Eversheds Sutherland). Thereafter, Mr. Smith served as a Counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee before returning a decade ago to private practice.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Admitted to the Georgia Bar 1986
  • Admitted to the D.C. Bar 2002
  • Admitted to the Maryland Bar 2008
  • Admitted to the Maryland Bar 2016                                                                                                                                                      

EDUCATION

  • University of North Carolina School Of Law, J.D. 1985
  • Editor, Law Review, University of North Carolina School Of Law
  • Wake Forest University, B.A. 1981

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

  • Selected for “Super Lawyers” of Washington DC metropolitan area 2012-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Rated 10.0 of 10.0 on AVVO
  • President of Bar Association of the District of Columbia 2011-12
  • Member of Board of Governors of the DC Bar 2010-16 (Treasurer 2005-06)
  • Member of Board of Governors of Trial Lawyers Ass’n of Washington DC 2010-present
  • Co-chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Practitioners Advisory Group 2005-06
  • President of the Atlanta Bar Association 1998-99
  • Member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1993-2003 & 2011-12
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation 2016-present
  • President of Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers 1990-91
  • President of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers' Foundation 1993-94