Smith Anderson

150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2300
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, United States
Phone: 919-821-1220
Fax: 919-821-6800
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Practice/Organization Description

Founded in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the world-renowned Research Triangle region and one of the largest in North Carolina. We provide a full range of legal services to a diverse group of regional, national and international companies. Over 100 years of practicing law has grounded our firm’s culture, informed our perspective, and provided us the insight necessary to help our clients succeed. Over time, our core principles have remained unchanged. We remain personally dedicated to the success, prosperity and betterment of our clients and the communities we serve.

We value long-term relationships with our clients and are constantly working to meet their changing needs. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, insurance companies, public utilities, retailers, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in our region and the nation, as well as emerging growth and technology companies. We also represent smaller businesses and individuals, as well as trade and professional associations and their members.

We represent clients at every level of the judicial system, including the state and federal trial and appellate courts. We also appear regularly before state and federal agencies and in other forums to advance the interests of our clients, and are experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution. We serve our clients by providing sound advice and counsel based upon years of experience and thorough legal analysis. We understand that the law is a means to accomplish our clients' objectives, not an end in itself.

Smith Anderson has a rich tradition of professional and public service. Our founder was a United States Senator and the first North Carolinian elected President of the American Bar Association. Today we remain committed to public service. Current members of the firm hold or have held leadership positions in many professional organizations, including President of the North Carolina Bar Association, President of the American Counsel Association, member of the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors, member of the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners, member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. Our lawyers also serve on the boards of major North Carolina colleges and universities and have served in leadership roles in a wide range of civic, charitable and philanthropic organizations.

Our success, while reflected in our growth, is measured ultimately by the capability of our people and the results we obtain for our clients. We have attracted and developed an exceptional group of lawyers from around the state and nation. We have recruited our lawyers from top law schools, and many practiced with large national and international firms before joining Smith Anderson. Many of our lawyers have been honored locally and nationally for their abilities and are among the most well-respected in the region. We are committed to maintaining and enhancing the resources and expertise necessary to meet our clients' needs.

We are a business ourselves and understand and appreciate that value is important to our clients. Our constant objective is to provide the highest quality legal services, while controlling costs. We are committed to a value-added approach to client services. For more information, please visit

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