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Rex D. Smith was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1976. In his 40 years of active practice, he tried over 100 cases and had a strong trial and appellate practice. Mr. Smith has handled over 3,000 mediations/arbitrations. He has been selected by his peers to “Best Lawyers in America”, “Georgia Super Lawyers” and holds the AV® Preeminent rating, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Rex has extensive experience in personal injury, construction, products liability, wrongful death, professional negligence, medical malpractice, aviation, nursing home litigation, and premises liability law.


  • University of Georgia, J.D., Cum Laude, The Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Board, Student Senate
  • Georgia State University, B.B.A. Economics; President, The Forum

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia (1976)
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 11th and 5th Circuit Courts

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Selected as a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Executive Board Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2012-2021
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association; Chairman, Dispute Resolution Section (2014)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (Former member)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution


Don’t Give Up Until the Jury Knocks: Post-Mediation Strategies to Get to Settlement, February 2023

Honors and Awards

  • Daily Report’s ‘Best Of’ Individual Mediator/Arbitrator Award, 2021 (Top 3)
  • Daily Report’s Georgia Legal Award 2020: Lifetime Achievement
  • The American Registry’s America’s Most Honored Lawyers, 2020
  • AV Preeminent Judicial Rating, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyer’s in America in the areas of arbitration, insurance law and mediation
  • Selected as “One of the Top Lawyers in Georgia” by the American Registry
  • Honored as a Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Selected as a Georgia Super Corporate Counsel in ADR
  • Excellent Avvo Rating
  • Selected as a Top Lawyer in Georgia in Traumatic Brain Injury defense