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Smith & Smith, Attorneys

Smith & Smith, Attorneys
400 North, First Trust Centre
200 South Fifth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: (502) 587-0761
Fax: (502) 589-5345
Web site:
Firm Size: 6 Lawyers
Primary Contact:
W. Kevin Smith

Firm Description

Smith & Smith, Attorneys was founded in 1946 and has been at the forefront in the Kentuckiana area in counseling its clients on labor and employment matters. From its inception, Smith & Smith has represented public and private employers in matters involving labor and employment law. The firm places its emphasis on consulting and advising its clients on labor and employment-related matters in an effort to avoid litigation, and on vigorously defending its clients when they are embroiled in controversies or lawsuits. The firm's commitment to its clients is to render the highest caliber of professional services in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner and in accordance with the highest ethical standards of the legal profession.

In the traditional labor law area, Smith & Smith advises and represents its clients in union organizing campaigns, decertification elections, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, collective bargaining negotiations, and other matters arising out of application of state and federal labor laws. In the employment law area, the firm counsels and advises its clients with respect to in matters relating to wage-hour laws, civil rights laws, discrimination issues, wrongful discharge, and employment related tort matters. The firm also advises its clients with respect to in matters involving federal contract compliance laws, the Americans With Disabilities Act; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; other federal and state employment statutes and regulations; employee policies and procedures; employment and independent contractor agreements; and preventative training of the supervisory personnel in all aspects of the employment relationship.

In furtherance of its dedication to its clients to provide preventative counseling to avoid potential legal problems in the workplace, the firm annually hosts a seminar for its clients to address matters of current interest and concern in labor and employment law. Members of the firm regularly participate as lecturers in legal seminars and employee training programs, have served as adjunct professors teaching traditional labor law, and have been published in various legal practice manuals.

Smith & Smith is committed to the personal, competent and efficient handling of all matters for its clients with emphasis on providing prompt professional legal service. If you would like more information about Smith & Smith, please contact us.


Attorney Biographies

Kevin M. Norris (Partner),
Born Louisville, Kentucky, April 13, 1973; admitted to bar, 2000, Kentucky. Education: Hanover College (B.A. cum laude 1995); Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville (J.D. summa cum laude 2000). Mr Norris is a member of the Kentucky, Louisville, West Virginia, and Indiana Bar Associations.

Andrew J. Russell (Of Counsel),
Born Louisville, Kentucky, August 14, 1938; admitted to bar, 1963, Kentucky. Education: University of Kentucky (A.B., 1960); Washington & Lee University (LL.B., 1963). Delta Theta Phi. Member of Staff, Washington & Lee Law Review, 1962-1963. Member: Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.

Oliver B. Rutherford (Partner),
Born Salem, Indiana, July 22, 1972; admitted to bar 2000, Kentucky. Education Miami University (B.A. cum laude 1994); Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville (J.D. cum laude 2000). Mr. Rutherford is a member of the Kentucky, Louisville, and West Virginia Bar Associations.

W. Kevin Smith (Partner),
Born Louisville, Kentucky, May 23, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Kentucky. Education: Fordham University and Bellarmine College (B.A., 1975); University of Louisville (J.D., cum laude, 1978). Phi Kappa Phi. Staff Editor, Journal of Family Law, 1977-1978. Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry Phillips, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1978-1979. Adjunct Professor, University of Louisville School of Law, 1998. Member: Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.

James U. Smith, III (Partner),
Born Louisville, Kentucky, June 16, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, Kentucky. Education: Fairfield University (B.A., 1969); University of Louisville (J.D., 1973). Adjunct Professor, University School of Law, 1998. Member: Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:
West Virginia