Adam M. Smith

Adam Smith is a Member of the firm in the Lexington office and a member of the Construction Service Group. Adam’s litigation practice is focused on representing owners, contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes. Adam has successfully advocated for and collaborated with clients across a wide range of businesses and industries and has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. In addition to commercial litigation, Adam has experience in practice areas that include white collar defense, securities litigation and regulatory compliance.

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Modern Steel Construction, May 2017
Bar Admissions
New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Ethics Committee, Member

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member

American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Community Involvement

OperaLex, past Board of Directors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Board of Directors

More Than Stites & Harbison

Before joining Stites & Harbison, Adam was an associate with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (2007-11) and Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky LLP (2011-14), both in New York City. From 2000 to 2004, he was a project manager with Scholastic, Inc., also in New York. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2007. While in law school, he was an editor of the Cornell Law Review. He earned his B.A. in English from Rice University in Houston in 1999.


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