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Roy A. Smith, Jr.

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Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Supreme Court
  • All Mississippi State Courts

Education

B.A., University of Mississippi, 1977

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1982

  • Law School Student Body President

Roy A. Smith, Jr., was elected President of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. in 2012 and previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee.  He also serves as Chair of the Products Liability practice group.  Roy has been named to Best Lawyers in America in three practice areas – insurance, products liability litigation – defendants, and professional malpractice law- defendants.   He has been included in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2014.  Roy is also a Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Defense by Martindale Hubbell. He has been a member of Lawyers for Civil Justice since 2011. 

Roy is proactive in his approach to cases from the minute a file is referred.  He makes an early analysis as to liability and damages and then works with the client to determine the best and most cost-effective strategy toward a favorable resolution, appropriate dismissal motion or trial of the case.

Professional Affiliations

ALFA International

American Bar Association

Association of Transport Law, Tort and Insurance Practice Committee

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Defense Research Institute

Lawyers for Civil Justice

Mississippi Bar Association

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Past Member Board of Directors

Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Honors & Awards

2014 Mississippi Business Journal, Leadership in Law - Top Ten Recipient

Best Lawyers in America®

  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated

Mid-South Super Lawyers - 2014 - 2016

Top Rated Lawyer, Personal Injury Defense

Current President, Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Recent Victories