Elizabeth T. Smith

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.5443
Fax 614.719.4976

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Elizabeth is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office with over thirty-five years of varied and broad experience in the courtroom, in complex discovery, and before governmental administrative bodies. Her practice includes business, commercial, contract, occupational disease, environmental and toxic torts, ethics, education, governance, medical marijuana and public law litigation. She has had first chair trial experience in jury and bench trials in state and federal court. Elizabeth has argued in various state appellate courts, the Ohio Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She has a broad range of experience representing individuals, businesses of all sizes and  universities and traditional and charter schools before the courts and regulatory bodies. Her varied experience has allowed her to develop specific insight for the handling of regulatory litigation and is a “go to” lawyer for issues involving state government.

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Elizabeth is a member the Federal Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio Women’s Bar Association, the Women Lawyers of Franklin County, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA). Elizabeth has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer, as one of The Best Lawyers in America and as a Top Lawyer in Columbus. In addition, she was recently appointed to the Columbus Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee.

Elizabeth has been a speaker at the Ohio Attorney General’s Trial Advocacy Program on various aspects of trial presentation, at professional organizations in regard to career development for women, and most recently to healthcare organizations and employers regarding legal issues in regard to the legalization of marijuana.

Elizabeth received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and her B.A. magna cum laude from Heidelberg College. She completed McGill University’s Intensive Summer French Program in 1979.

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