David W. Smith

Transportation Lawyer

Mr. Smith focuses his practice on the representation of corporate and commercial interests in the transportation and insurance industries.

Mr. Smith represents the following in the defense of cargo claims and the collection of freight charges:

  • Motor carriers
  • Household goods carriers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Transportation brokers
  • Logistics companies
  • Insurers covering transportation related risks

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 strategies.

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.