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Melissa Hunter Smith

Melissa Hunter Smith

Melissa Hunter Smith is a Member of the firm located in the Nashville office where she is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. Melissa's practice is primarily focused on patent litigation. Her practice also includes trademark and copyright litigation and prosecution matters.

Recent Assignments

  • Successfully obtained judgment as a matter of law in favor of the defendant in a patent infringement jury trial before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Participated in a jury trial for patent infringement that resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict for a client in the lighting industry

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

More Than Stites & Harbison

Melissa serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Nashville. She is a graduate of the Young Leaders Council, Class 50.

Besides Stites & Harbison

Melissa enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching University of Tennessee football games.

Professional Accolades

Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-17)

Community Involvement

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Nashville, Secretary of the Board of Directors
  • Young Leaders Council, Class 50