Raymond Smith

Tel: 502.589.5980
Fax: 502.561.9400

[email protected]

Areas of Practice

Appellate Litigation, General Civil Litigation, Insurance and Contract Law


J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1977
B.A., DePauw University, 1974


Raymond Smith is a Partner in the Firm and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Smith has concentrated his practice in appellate litigation, general civil litigation, insurance law, and contract law. He has briefed and argued appellate cases involving legal and accounting malpractice claims, insurance coverage disputes, antitrust claims, and numerous tort claims.

Mr. Smith defends attorneys from legal malpractice claims through their professional liability carrier, as well as corporations and individuals in tort matters involving automobiles, machinery, and fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matters.

Mr. Smith is admitted to the Supreme Court of Kentucky, U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Smith has been involved in briefing and/or arguing more than 40 appellate cases, some of which were decided by order or an unpublished decision.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Kentucky, Louisville and American Bar Associations.

Professional Recognition and Memberships

The Best Lawyers in America, Legal Malpractice, 2006-2014

Kentucky’s Best Lawyers, Legal Malpractice, 2012

Chambers USA, Appellate Practice, 2011-2013

Kentucky Super Lawyers, Appellate Practice, 2007-2012 and 2015-2017

Martindale Hubbell AV Rating 5.0

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America