Rex D. Smith


Two Party $350.00
Three Party $275.00
Four Party $225.00
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Hearings outside metro Atlanta area - $325.00 per hour for travel time; plus customary travel expenses including, but not limited to airfare, mileage, car rental, lodging and meals.

Seven hour minimum for all cases outside of metro Atlanta.

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Rex D. Smith was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1976. In his 40 years of active practice he tried over 100 cases and had a strong trial and appellate practice. Mr. Smith has handled over 2,250 mediations/arbitrations. He has been selected by his peers to "Best Lawyers in America", "Georgia Super Lawyers" and holds the AV® Preeminent rating, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Is experienced in personal injury, construction, products liability, wrongful death, professional negligence, medical malpractice, aviation, nursing home litigation and premises liability law.


  • University of Georgia, J.D., Cum Laude, The Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Board, Student Senate
  • Georgia State University, B.B.A. Economics; President, The Forum

Bar Admission

  • Georgia (1976)
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 11th and 5th Circuit Courts

Legal Employment & Experience

  • Civil Trial Lawyer (1976 - 2010)
  • Mabry & McClelland, LLP (Managing Partner, 1986 - 1988)
  • During Rex's 40 years of active law practice, he has tried over 100 cases and had a strong trial and appellate practice prior to limiting his practice to mediation and arbitration.
  • Has spoken extensively throughout the country in the areas of Mediation, Traumatic Brain Injury and Products Liability.
  • Represented Delta Air Lines in over 300 litigated matters until he devoted his practice exclusively to the areas of mediation and arbitration.
  • Rex served as National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 40 company, a major national trucking company and international beverage company.

Professional Organizations

  • Selected as a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators'
  • Selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyer's in America in the areas of arbitration, insurance law and mediation (2007 - 2016)
  • Selected as "One of the Top Lawyers in Georgia" by the American Registry
  • Honored as a Georgia Super Lawyer (Insurance Defense, 2004 - 2006) (ADR, 2007 - 2016)
  • Selected as a Georgia Super Corporate Counsel in ADR (September 2010 Edition)
  • Chosen by the American Registry as being recognized by Corporate Counsel as one of the Top Ten Lawyers
  • Selected as a Top Lawyer in Georgia in Traumatic Brain Injury defense
  • Charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Excellent Avvo Rating
  • Executive Board Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (2010 - 2017)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association; Chairman, Dispute Resolution Section (2014)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (Former member)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member Mount Pisgah Methodist Church Church (1988 to present)

Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • Resolution Resources, Mediation Training
  • Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc.

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Injury
  • Construction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Professional Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Aviation
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Automobile
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking Liability
  • Insurance coverage
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Church Liability