Grace Gregson joined Smith Anderson in 2019 and her practice primarily focuses on advising clients involved in complex business and commercial litigation. Grace has experience advising clients on the law with respect to limited liability companies, partnerships, and corporations, for a wide range of legal issues. She also has experience with a variety of administrative agency disputes, public records disputes and healthcare regulatory matters.

After law school, Grace clerked for the Honorable Gregory P. McGuire, Special Superior Court Judge for the North Carolina Business Court.

Grace is committed to diversity and inclusion initiatives within the legal field and beyond. She co-chairs Smith Anderson's Women’s Affinity Group (“SWAG”), and is a member of Smith Anderson’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Areas of Focus



  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America
    • Commercial Litigation (2023-2024)
    • Litigation - Construction (2024)
  • Staff Member, North Carolina Law Review
  • Elected, Order of the Coif


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Gregory P. McGuire, Special Superior Court Judge for the North Carolina Business Court


  • University of North Carolina, J.D., with High Honors, 2017
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s List
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., with Distinction, 2014
    • Dean’s List

Bar & Court Admissions


  • Board of Directors, Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh
  • Team Captain, NCBA Young Lawyers' Division and Feeding the Carolinas Legal Feeding Frenzy


Events & Programming

  • Guest Speaker, "Hidden Feminism in Frankenstein: Showing the Female Experience by Telling Us Only About Men," UNC School of Law’s Law & Literature Alumni Book Club
    Speaking Engagement
  • Moderator, "North Carolina Business Court Judges’ Panel," North Carolina Bar Association Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section Program
    Speaking Engagement
  • Presenter, "Grace Gregson’s Experiences with the North Carolina Business Court," Smith Anderson's Litigation U Series, Live Webinar
    Speaking Engagement
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