Since 1991, Chris Smith has helped individuals and businesses alike with a broad range of legal matters. His practice covers areas of personal matters, including automotive & truck accidents, wrongful death, injuries, and planning through the drafting of wills. Additionally, he supports numerous business clients with matters related to starting a business, contracts, litigation and collections. While each case can represent unique circumstances and challenges, his approach is consistent and recognized by all whom Chris has represented in that he is highly reliable with an unwavering commitment to honesty and high integrity.
Chris Smith has developed a reputation of excellence for providing thoughtful guidance and representation in every scenario. And that reputation extends well beyond his local community. Since 1991, Chris has served clients throughout the state of Georgia and across the United States. From his own personal interests combined with client referrals, Chris has also represented clients from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas assisting with their business needs associated with doing business in the United States. Conversely he has represented many American companies with issues they face doing business abroad.
Chris is also a frequent speaker on many legal issues. While topics will vary based on the audience, many of his speeches have focused on auto insurance law and the claims process, which have led many to review their policies and make adjustments based on identified gaps directly attributed to these discussions. He has also published numerous articles on legal topics and other related areas of interest.
In addition to his US-based speaking engagements, he has given over 25 lectures in Europe and has had numerous TV and radio appearances. Audiences have included law schools, church groups, chambers of commerce, colleges, business groups and individual businesses.
1991, Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Georgia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Georgia, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Macon Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1999)
Alumnus, The Aspen Institute’s Socrates “Future Leaders” Forum
Knighted by the Queen of Denmark
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Denmark
Governor of Georgia’s International Award Individual Winner
Board Member Danish American Chamber of Commerce
World Chamber of Commerce Hero Award
Honorary Citizen of Chitre Panama
Founder of the Annual Georgia European Union Summit
Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation from the Consulate General of France
Past Board Member Finnish American Chamber of Commerce
Dean of the Macon Consular Corps
Member of the Georgia Consular Corps
Member of the Atlanta Consular Corps
Co-organizer NATO 60th and 70th Anniversary celebrations in Georgia
Fort Valley State University Excellence in Engagement Award
Partner Recognition from the Macon Economic Development Commission
Past Board Member Macon International Cherry Blossom Festival
Past Board Member Keep Macon Bibb Beautiful Commission
Ex-Officio Board Member Macon-Bibb County Global Affairs Coalition