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Christian & Small LLP

Deborah Smith

Birmingham, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Litigation: Appellate
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Litigation: Appellate - Alabama

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Deborah Smith is managing partner of the firm. She has experience representing clients before federal and state courts in a range of commercial disputes.
"She has a keen mind for discerning and articulating issues and arguments. Her legal writing is stellar." "She is an amazing attorney who does a great job of arguing cases in the Supreme Court."
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Deborah Alley Smith’s practice is focused on post-judgment and appellate litigation. She devotes her time to research and writing and preparing her partners for trial to ensure that significant issues are preserved in the event of an appeal. Debbie assists in the post-judgment briefing and presentation and handles the appeal. Debbie served as the firm’s managing partner for eleven years.

Career

Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Fellow, The American Bar Foundation

Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation

Fellow, Birmingham Bar Foundation

AV® Preeminent Peer Review Martindale-Hubbell

Chambers USA for Litigation: Appellate

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America® Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation; 2011 Birmingham Appellate “Lawyer of the Year”

Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in Alabama; Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers; Top 50 Alabama Super Lawyers

Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation

Professional Memberships

Birmingham Bar Foundation: President, Board of Directors

Birmingham Business Alliance: Board of Directors

Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program: President

Teach for America-Alabama: Advisory Board Chair, 2018 – Present: Advisory Board

Alabama Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure

Birmingham American Inns of Court

Council of Appellate Lawyers

Birmingham Bar Association: Executive Committee

Samford University Cumberland School of Law: Adjunct Professor

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Deborah Smith

Christian & Small LLP

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505 North 20th Street

Suite 1800

Birmingham

Alabama

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AL 35203

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