Brian C. Smith was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2004. He presently serves as leader of the firm’s intellectual property practice group and is a Certified Public Accountant. Brian also has significant experience in banking, financial services, and securities litigation, commercial litigation, insurance litigation and CDBG-DR grant compliance. Before joining the firm, he clerked for The Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Notable Cases

  • U.S. Bancorp v. McMullan, 183 So. 3d 833 (Miss. 2016)
  • Trustmark National Bank v. Meador, 81 So. 3d 1112 (Miss. 2012)
  • Anglin v. Tower Loan of Mississippi, 635 F. Supp. 2d 523 (S.D. Miss. 2009)
  • Raines v. The Bottrell Agency, Inc., 992 So. 2d 642 (Miss. App. 2008)

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2021-24, Commercial Litigation)
  • Eastland Scholar
  • McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College
  • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Taylor Medalist

Community & Professional

  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Madison United Methodist Church
  • The Mississippi Bar

Articles & Publications

  • Comment, Changing the Deal: How Omnicare v. NCS Healthcare Threatens to Fundamentally Alter the Merger Industry, 73 Miss. L. J. 983 (2004).


Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 2004

Bachelor's Degree: English, University of Mississippi, 1999

Bachelor's of Accountancy: University of Mississippi, 2000