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    Andrew Smith has years of experience solving complex legal and business problems for clients both large and small in the construction, finance, government, energy, professional, and other sectors. Having grown up in a Lexington-based family business, Andrew brings that experience to bear in his practice. He is a commercial litigator and advisor who understands the business implications of his clients’ legal concerns. For that reason, Andrew is often able to solve both the immediate and root issues which clients experience, all with an eye toward avoiding prospective problems.

    Memberships & Awards

    Kentucky Bar Association
    Order of the Coif
    Member, Central Kentucky American Inns of Court
    Editorial Staff, Wake Forest Law Review
    Member, Wake Forest Moot Court Board
    International Finalist, International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
    CALI Award: Contracts II, Toxic Torts

    Key Experience

    Secured, and successfully defended on appeal, judgment on behalf of a mine operator against $23,000,000 claim of mine subsidence brought by major big box retailer in Hopkins Circuit Court
    Secured judgment on behalf of general contractor in connection with $68,000,000+ development of major historic building in Louisville’s urban core
    Obtained declaratory judgment for clients defeating onerous restrictive covenants, allowing for clients to open a new business; successfully defended declaratory judgment at the Kentucky Court of Appeals

    Work Experience

    2019 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2013-2019 Miller Edwards Rambicure PLLC
    2012 Summer Associate, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
    2011 Law Clerk, The Honorable Vanessa Dickson