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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Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Choice of Law and Your Construction Contract

Digital Fortress

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

Office of General Counsel, Ethics Subcommittee, Member

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Board Chair

OperaLex, past 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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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
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Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Stites & Harbison has assembled a Coronavirus Response Team which consists of a cross-disciplinary task force of attorneys and critical staff members to ensure our firm remains “On the Job” for you. Updated 02/04/21

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 04, 2020
Client Alerts

Choice of Law and Your Construction Contract

What law governs your construction contract and the claims that may arise out of it? Answering this question incorrectly could be very costly, and so can needless legal fights about which law should govern.

by Adam M. Smith August 28, 2018
Client Alerts

WannaCry Ransomware Attack Underscores Cyber Risks to the Construction Industry

In a single day in May 2017, a powerful new ransomware program known as “WannaCry” infected hundreds of thousands of computers across at least 74 countries. Ransomware infects a target’s computer or network, encrypts the...
by Adam M. Smith July 24, 2017
Press Releases

Adam Smith selected for Leadership Lexington Class of 2017-18

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Adam Smith has been selected as a member of Leadership Lexington’s Class of 2017-18.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 13, 2017
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass Elects Attorney Adam Smith to Board

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Adam Smith to its Board of Directors. Smith is a Member (Partner) with Stites & Harbison based in the Lexington...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 07, 2017
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Stites & Harbison promotes five attorneys in 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2017. The new Members (Partners) include: Amy Baker (Atlanta office – Real Estate & Banking Service...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 04, 2017