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Christopher Smith Chosen as a recipient of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 “Leaders in Law” Award

August 22, 2014

Raleigh, N.C.Christopher Smith, a partner with Smith Anderson and leader of the firm's Business Litigation team, has been named as one of the recipients of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 “Leaders in the Law” awards. In partnership with Elon University School of Law, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly will host the fourth annual Leaders in Law awards luncheon, honoring legal professionals who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. 

“This year’s honorees represent the most influential individuals within our state’s legal community.” – North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Chris was selected among his peers in the legal community for his courtroom achievements, his breadth of community and pro bono support, and his work to strengthen North Carolina’s civil justice system both during his tenure as president of the North Carolina Association of Defense Lawyers and since. Since ending his term as president, Chris has continued to work to support a high-quality judiciary, and to address statutory reforms to improve the legal system in North Carolina. In his capacity as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, he has worked to help improve North Carolina’s business climate. The awards luncheon is scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2014, at the Raleigh, N.C. Marriott City Center. 

 About Christopher Smith

Chris is a trial and appellate lawyer who counsels clients on business strategy matters. He manages large multi-party and multi-jurisdiction litigation projects and mission-critical projects for clients. He has significant experience in business disputes, trade secrets, environmental litigation and risk management, and with matters designated exceptional and complex. To learn more, visit his bio at

 About North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has been providing essential legal news, opinions, and court decisions to its readers since 1988 and is a top source of legal information for practicing attorneys in the state. Lawyers Weekly covers all decisions issued by the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals, in addition to the hundreds of rulings from state Circuit Court judges, U.S. District Court judges, 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges and other state agencies. For more information, please visit

 About Smith Anderson

Since our founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to more than 120 attorneys and is the largest law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area. We serve clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses, providing a full range of legal services to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys makes us well-positioned to handle the litigation and business matters that our clients face. For more information, please visit

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