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A. W. Smith

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Phone: (573) 777-3333
Fax: (573) 443-7301

2100 West Broadway
Columbia, Missouri 65203

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A.W. Smith represents victims injured by automobile collisions and a variety of other cases including semi-truck accidents and medical malpractice cases. Many of these cases have included brain injuries. A.W Smith obtained one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts on record in Kansas for the wife and children of a man killed during a medical procedure. He has also focused on cases where semi-trucks have caused serious injuries to people because the trucks were negligently maintained, the driver committed error or the driver suffered from fatigue and cause an accident. A.W. Smith currently serves as a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). Additionally, A.W. Smith has had several articles about his cases published statewide and nationally.

At the age of 12, A.W. Smith and his two sisters lost their father in a tragic farming accident near Blackwater, Missouri. Following this tragedy, A.W. Smith put himself through college and law school in order to dedicate his life to helping families that are in desperate need of legal assistance. A.W. Smith understands the nightmares that families and children go through when a loved one is injured or killed. A.W. Smith is also a regular donor to charitable organizations that provide assistance to families and children in need.

Honors

Martindale – Hubbel AV Rating 2008 - AV® Preeminent™ (4.5-5.0) - An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2009 - Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Super Lawyers – Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star 2010 - The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area and geographic location.

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2011 - The National Trial Lawyers is an organization composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

Up & Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2011 An Up & Coming Lawyer is 40 years old or younger as of Sept. 15, 2011 OR has practiced law for 10 or fewer years. This high achiever epitomizes excellence in the legal community and is identified as a leader in the community-at-large.

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, 2002
Dean’s List, Rutgers University

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1998

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Missouri
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
U.S. Federal Courts

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Boone County Bar Association

Jasper County Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation