Gary K. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Memphis, TN

Gary K. Smith Law Firm, PLLC
 | 1770 Kirby Parkway, Suite 427
Memphis, TN 38138
Phone: 901-308-6484
Fax: 901-308-6482
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Gary K. Smith Law, PLLC, Gary K. Smith provides aggressive representation for his clients in Memphis, Tennessee, and throughout the state. He focuses his civil litigation practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance bad faith and products liability matters, including the representation of plaintiffs in cases involving wrongful death and medical malpractice.

    Mr. Smith completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University, where he graduated in 1970 with his Bachelor of Arts. He then went on to attend the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and was selected to The Order of Barristers, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1973.

    Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Smith is listed in Best Lawyers in America* and has received an AV Preeminent** peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Admitted to practice in Tennessee, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

    Devoted to the furtherance of his profession, Mr. Smith is an active participant in numerous legal associations. His memberships include the Memphis and Tennessee bar associations, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Lawyers Journal Club. He also served for six years on the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court, a body that disciplines lawyers who have provided inadequate representation to their clients. Mr. Smith is additionally a former president of the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court and is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

    *The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

    **AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About Gary Smith

    Admitted: 1973, Tennessee

    Professional Webpage:


    • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (12 years)
    • The Order of the Barristers
    • National Moot Court Team

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Memphis Bar Foundation
    • Fellow: International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2006
    • Executive Committee, Master of the Bench, Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court, President 2000-2001
    • Hearing Panel, State of Tennessee Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, 1991-1997
    • Lawyers Journal Club
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • American Association for Justice
    • Tennessee Association for justice
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Memphis Bar Associations, Board of Directors, 1978-1980
    • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Tennessee, 1973

    Educational Background:

    • University of Kentucky, Southern Illinois University, B.A., 1970
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    Office Location for Gary K. Smith

    1770 Kirby Parkway
    Suite 427
    Memphis, TN 38138

    Phone: 901-308-6484

    Fax: 901-308-6482

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    Last Updated: 6/11/2021

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