Sean Smith, Litigation, Securities Attorney

Sean R. Smith

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Quality work done the right way not only describes Taylor English, but it also describes the legal services I provide for my clients.

Sean Smith is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. For more than 25 years, Mr. Smith has represented companies and individuals in many different areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including business contract and tort matters, banking law, antitrust actions, shareholder and securities litigation, environmental litigation and libel and related First Amendment issues.

Mr. Smith has tried multiple actions in state and federal courts in Georgia and surrounding states, including a representation of Time Inc., which was noted as one of the 15 significant defense verdicts in the country in 1996.

In addition to trial matters, Mr. Smith has represented numerous clients in appeals in both state and federal courts. He also has advised clients on an ongoing basis regarding various methods of avoiding litigation and making litigation more effective and efficient when it is necessary.

Mr. Smith has lectured on various legal issues at local colleges, and has taught trial advocacy at Emory University School of Law. He also lectures regularly for various continuing legal education organizations, with a special focus on contract issues, privilege issues and electronic discovery methods.


State Bar of Georgia

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Community Involvement

Presbyterian Elder

Practice Highlights




The University of Chicago, JD, with honors, 1988

Order of the Coif; Law Review, 1986-1988; Hinton Moot Court Finalist

Harvard College, AB, magna cum laude, 1985

Bar Admissions


Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit


Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, General Practice/Trial Law, 2012