J. Alan Smith
Practices in the following areas of law:
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Insurance Defense, Insurance Law, Construction & Commercial Litigation
Admitted: Ohio – 1989, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio- 1992
Law School: Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1989
College: Case Western Reserve University, B.S. in Business Management - 1986
Member: Ohio State and Allen County Bar Associations; OACTA & DRI
AL has been litigating cases throughout Ohio for over 25 years. He joined Cory Meredith in 2000 after practicing with another prominent Northwest Ohio law firm for 11 years.
AL is an experienced litigator with an impressive number of jury trials nearly always resulting in favorable verdicts for his clients. He has frequently practiced before Ohio appellate courts resulting in numerous reported opinions.
The focus of his practice is insurance defense including the defense of third party claims, first party coverage issues and bad faith claims, but AL also has zealously represented deserving plaintiffs in cases of serious personal injury and wrongful death. AL is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment and consults with clients regularly regarding firearms laws and CCW issues.
Most of all, AL is a strong proponent of jury trials and enjoys any opportunity to argue his client’s case to a jury. AL also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, construction litigation, municipal and zoning law. He represents employers in workers’ compensation claims and employment-related litigation.