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West & Smith, L.L.P. provides experienced and knowledgable representation to those who have suffered serious personal injuries. Attorneys Stanley W. West and S. Kent Smith have over 60 years of combined legal experience and have handled hundreds of personal injury and insurance-related cases on behalf of residents throughout central and eastern North Carolina. Attorneys Stanley W. West and S. Kent Smith concentrates the firm's practice on civil litigation, and have successfully handled hundreds of injury cases of all types, in both settlements and trials.

Mr. West and Mr. Smith have been involved in trials / settlements exceeding
$1 Million in areas of:

  1. Personal Injury
  2. Litigation Challenging Wills
  3. Land Condemnation

Mr. West and Mr. Smith each have more than 30 years of trial experience, and have handled many jury trials of serious personal injury cases. You need a lawyer who is not automatically going to take an insurance company’s offer. Mr. West and Mr. Smith have the highest “AV” rating granted by the Martindale-Hubbell ® lawyers peer-review rating service.

Attorneys West and Smith are highly respected trial lawyers who aggressively fight for the legal rights of victims and family members who are involved with the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Vehicle Accidents
    • automobile accidents
    • trucking accidents
    • motorcycle accidents
    • pedestrian accidents
    • boating accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Dog Bites
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defective Products Liability
  • Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
  • Construction Accidents
  • Insurance Claims
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security and Disability
  • Will & Estate Litigation
  • Land Condemnation

Why doesn't West & Smith, L.L.P. advertise on TV or radio?

West & Smith believe choosing an attorney is a serious decision that should be made based upon specific information about a firm's reputation and qualifications, not on a 30-second "sound-bite." Firms that advertise heavily expend large amounts for those ads and many rely upon volume handling of claims-- creating a "settlement mill" style of practice which discourages the individual attorney's attention.

Why choose this particular firm?

The best reasons to choose a particular firm are that firm's reputation for results, its experience and its integrity. As skilled Personal Injury Attorneys, West and Smith encourage you to ask in the community about their reputation. If you do not live in their area of the state, but have a major case you would like them to consider, they can arrange for you to talk to a former client about his or her experience who has had a serious case handled by the Firm.

Call West & Smith, L.L.P. today at 910-693-3411, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Stanley W. West

North Carolina personal injury Attorney Stanley W. West is a skilled litigator who has handled personal injury, workers' compensation, and insurance cases in North Carolina courts since 1975, including multiple cases at the level of North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court. Attorney West has lectured before trial attorneys for the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and has tried over 100 jury cases and handled a far greater number of cases resulting in favorable settlements

Courts Admitted:

  • North Carolina, 1975
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina

Law School:

  • Wake Forest University, J.D., cum laude, 1975

College:

  • University of North Carolina, B.S. in Bus. Adm., 1971

Professional Affiliations:

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Worker's Compensation Section

Attorney S. Kent Smith

North Carolina personal injury Attorney S. Kent Smith is an experienced trial attorney who has practiced in state and federal courts since 1975. Early in his legal career, Mr. Smith served as a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Marine Corps and distinguished himself as Chief Trial Counsel, Senior Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Military Judge, for which he received multiple awards for excellence. Mr. Smith also is a certified Superior Court Mediator who is frequently selected by other attorneys to conduct settlement conferences in personal injury cases. His vast experience of more than 30 years as trial counsel, judge and mediator provides him with a unique perspective for all sides of a lawsuit, and which enables him to be equally persuasive and effective as a negotiator and as a litigator.

Courts Admitted:

  • North Carolina, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1976
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

Law School:

  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 1975

College:

  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 1972

Professional Affiliations:

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Disability Advocacy Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Dispute Resolution Section
    • Litigation Section
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives

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