Bachelor of Science, Wake Forest University, 1953. Juris Doctor, Wake Forest University, 1955.
Worked at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. (Raleigh, NC) specializing in Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice, Aviation and Aerospace, Bankruptcy, Banks and Banking, Biotechnology, Business Law, Civil Practice, Collections, Commercial Law, Commercial Real Estate, Communications and Media, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Computers and Software, Construction Law, Contracts, Copyrights, Corporate Law, Creditors Rights, Disabilities, Employee Benefits, Energy, Environmental Law, Fidelity and Surety, Finance, Franchises and Franchising, General Practice, Government, Health Care, Hospital Law, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property, International Law, International Trade, Investments, Labor and Employment, Leases and Leasing, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Libel, Slander and Defamation, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Mortgages, Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations, Partnership Law, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Probate, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Property Law, Real Estate, Regulatory Law, Securities, Taxation, Technology and Science, Torts, Trade and Professional Associations, Trademarks, Trusts and Estates, Utility Law, Wills, Workers Compensation. Admitted to the bar, 1955, North Carolina. Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company, 1987-1988.
Attorney, 1959-1971, General Counsel, 1971-1986, Senior Vice President, 1986 and Member, Board of Directors, 1986, Pilot Life Insurance Company. Member, Board of Trustees. Wake Forest University, 1978-1982.
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1973-1984. Member, Executive Committee, North Carolina Insurance Education Foundation, 1976-1990. Member, 1970 and Member, Board of Governors, 1984-1988, American Life Insurance Counsel.
Representative on Board of Directors, 1974-1988 and Chairman, 1979-1988, North Carolina Life and Health and Accident Insurance Guaranty Association. Member, South Carolina Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association, 1987-1988. Member, Board of Directors, National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association, 1983-1987.
Member: Wake County, North Carolina and American Bar Associations. North Carolina State Bar. Military: Lieutenant Commander, USNR, active duty, 1955-1958.
For more than 80 years, Smith Anderson has provided high-quality legal services to a wide spectrum of clients. Continuing that tradition, our lawyers have developed significant expertise and broad experience in complex legal matters in order to help clients achieve their business goals.
Member finance committee Greensboro United Fund, 1964-1965. Member finance committee Greensboro 1st Baptist Church, 1963-1966, 83-86, chairman, 1983-1985, chairman board deacons, 1974-1976, 80-81. National chairman alumni council college fund Wake Forest University, 1971-1976, president national alumni council, 1975-1976, trustee university, 1978-1982, emeritus trustee, since 1999.
Trustee Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1973-1984. Trustee Baptist Retirement Homes North Carolina, Inc., 1992-2000, chairman, 1993-1994, emeritus trustee, since 2001. Trustee In Home Care, Inc., since 1997, chairman, 2001.
Trustee Baptist Retirement Homes Foundation since 2001. With United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1958. Member American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Raleigh Bar Association, Association Life Insurance Counsel (board governors 1984-1988), Greensboro Chamber of Commerce (chairman national legislation committee since 1973), National Organization Life Guaranty Association (board directors 1982-1987).
Married Mary Jon Gerald, August 13, 1955. Children: Gerald, Mary Virginia.