Attorneys

Courtney B. Smith

Born and raised into a Mississippi lawyer family, Courtney B. “Corky” Smith was instilled with a sense of justice for all from a young age.  Corky began his legal career as a prosecutor and then moved into private practice, with his primary focus on civil litigation.  Corky has successfully litigated and tried cases in courts across the country, consistently advocating for injured victims.  For the last several years, Corky has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical and medical device “mass torts” including but not limited to Xarelto, opioids, Benicar, IVC filter, talcum powder, Anadarko, Anti-Terrorism Act litigation, and Camp LeJeune.  In addition to private practice, Corky is a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard where he is currently a 1LT attached to the 155th ABCT as Trial Counsel/Magistrate. Corky enjoys being in the outdoors, his family, traveling, and history.

Education

  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, Class 212, 2020
  • Mississippi State University, Master of Arts in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, December 2018
  • The University of Alabama School of LawM. Business Transactions, Cum Laude, August 2016
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, December 2010
  • Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Arts in History, May 2006

Military Experience

  • Mississippi National Guard
  • First Lieutenant, Judge Advocate, Trial Counsel 155th ABCT

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Mississippi-All State and Federal Courts
  • Alabama-All State Courts
  • Louisiana-All State and Federal Court
  • Texas-All State and Federal Courts
  • Georgia-All State Courts
  • North Carolina- All State Courts
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division of Mississippi Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division of Alabama Bar Association
  • Mississippi Golden Triangle Young Lawyers
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court-William C. Keady Chapter
  • New Lawyers Task Force-American Inns of Court
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Association of the United States Army
  • National Guard Association of the United States
  • National Guard Association of Mississippi

 

Awards

  • Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40, 2018
  • Mississippi Business Journal’s Mississippi Leaders in Law, 2022
  • Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum Class of 2019
  • Army Achievement Medal (x2)
  • The Commercial Dispatch’s Best Lawyers (x4)

 

Case Publications

  • Hester v. Lowndes County School District, consolidated with Lowndes County SchoolDistrict v. Joseph Lynn Wright 130 So. 3d 570 (Miss. 2014)
  • Lowndes County ex. rel. Bd. Of Supervisors v. McClanahan, –So.3d–, 2014 WL 1674097 (Miss. 2014)