David W. Smith
Mr. Smith focuses his practice on the representation of corporate and commercial
interests in the transportation and insurance industries.
Mr. Smith represents motor carriers, household goods carriers, freight
forwarders, transportation brokers, logistics companies and insurers covering
transportation related risks in the defense of cargo claims and the collection
of freight charges. In addition, Mr. Smith manages transportation related
litigation regionally and nationally through a well-developed local counsel
network. On the insurance side, Mr. Smith provides coverage opinions and
claims support in the areas of maritime insurance, inland marine claims,
premises liability, personal injury and wrongful death.
Mr. Smith also maintains a general business law practice providing corporate
representation to small and mid-size businesses, from offering advice
on the selection of the proper corporate form to the drafting of customized
contracts for employees, contractors, customers, vendors, and business
partners, to overseeing registration with appropriate federal, state,
and local governments and agencies where required. As part of his ongoing
representation, Mr. Smith counsels clients on risk management, insurance
issues, regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and general business
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Smith spends his free time
with his family, enjoying sports and the outdoors through scuba diving,
swimming, boating, fishing, and ice hockey.