Why Smith Anderson

It’s our client-focused culture and forward-thinking insights that have shaped Smith Anderson since our founding in 1912. As we help guide our clients toward success, they can expect:

Client Service Excellence

Smith Anderson has a proud legacy of providing personalized, top-quality legal counsel to our clients, while fostering warm relationships and a collegial culture of mutual trust with them. Our laser-sharp focus on client communication, forward-thinking legal counsel and drive to help our clients succeed have shaped Smith Anderson into a law firm where we have proudly served as trusted business advisors to clients for more than a century.   

National Expertise at Local Market Value®

As a full-service business and litigation law firm and one of North Carolina’s largest law firms, we are comprised of more than 150 attorneys and serve regional, national and global companies that range in size from emerging growth businesses to large public companies. More than one-third of our attorneys have joined us from national and international firms, providing our clients with a highly experienced and deep bench of support at favorable local market rates.

Our breadth of experience crosses national and international markets, with clients located in more than 26 countries and 45 U.S. states, positioning us to handle matters for our clients wherever they have operations. We are headquartered in the cost-effective Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, the globally known innovation hub, allowing Smith Anderson to serve a client base that is among the nation’s most esteemed businesses, and assisting many entrepreneurs that go on to become success stories.

Partner-Level Attention

Clients can expect partner-level attention from attorneys who have handled some of North Carolina’s most transformational transactions and litigation matters. Their knowledge, experience and practical business acumen for the bottom line equate to unparalleled legal counsel that benefits our clients and lends to their success. Our single location enables us a culture of collaboration, strategy and cohesiveness in support of our clients.

Innovative Legal Solutions, Anchored by More Than a Century of History

Throughout our history, Smith Anderson has taken the time to get to know our clients, their businesses and their industries so we can better bring innovative real-world solutions to business problems to help them reach exciting new heights. In fact, we have an entire department devoted to innovation, and our attorneys stay well-versed and up-to-date on the latest case law and trends, technology and legal efficiencies, all backed by the experience and institutional knowledge of a law firm that is more than a century old.

We invite you to see first-hand how our skills and experience can enhance your business. We value our clients and always appreciate the opportunity to welcome new clients to our firm.

Expect Excellence. Experience Smith Anderson.

    • "The lawyers are incredibly responsive, acutely aware of the urgency of matters and never fail to deliver. They understand not only our business but also our culture and team dynamics."

      Client quotation as published in Chambers USA
    • "The team provides top-end talent, experience and quality of work."

      Client quotation as published in Chambers USA
    • "Their work is excellent. The timing, responsiveness, negotiation quality, personality, thoroughness and cost management are all beyond expectations."

      Client quotation as published in Chambers USA
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Smith Anderson is the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. We are passionate about advising regional, national and global companies and providing them unparalleled client service.

We are an unmatched combination of legal innovators with a culture and heritage that has been shaped for more than 100 years.

  • 36
    2023 Chambers USA Lawyers
  • 26
    Countries where clients are located
  • 150
  • 5
    Years Litigation "NC Firm of Year"
  • 48
    2024 Best Law Firms® Practices
  • 111
    Years Strong
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