Hope Garber is a member of Smith Anderson’s litigation team, where she works to defend the contractual rights and intellectual property of clients from a diverse set of industries, including the agricultural, aviation and pharmaceutical sectors. She has experience with cases involving breach of contract, copyright and trademark infringement, unfair trade practices, non-compete clauses and business torts.

Hope also serves on Smith Anderson’s Recruiting Committee.

Before joining Smith Anderson, Hope practiced with a New England law firm, focusing on class action defense and complex commercial litigation. She enjoys spending time outside with her husband and their two daughters.

Areas of Focus



  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Don R. Willett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald W. Molloy, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018
    • Order of the Coif
    • National Order of Scribes
    • Co-Director, Veterans Assistance Project (2016–2017)
    • Managing Editor, Alaska Law Review (2017–2018)
  • Bates College, magna cum laude B.A, 2012
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions


  • Represented an electric aerospace company in dispute with prototype airframe supplier that claimed exclusive rights to participate in aircraft development and manufacturing program and sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. We filed counterclaims, obtained a temporary restraining order requiring return of our client’s intellectual property, and obtained a declaratory judgment establishing that our client properly terminated the underlying contract and the supplier had no further right to participate in the program. The matter was ultimately resolved without any payment by our client.


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