Andrew R. Smith
(859) 219-8239
Office: Lexington
J.D. Wake Forest University, Cum Laude
B.A. Transylvania University, Cum Laude
Licensure: KY
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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.

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

Key Experience

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
Assisted shareholders in bringing a derivative suit and ultimately obtaining summary judgment against CEO and former United States Representative related to bribes exchanged between the two; successfully defended the judgment at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

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