Amy M. Smith


For over thirty years, Amy Smith has practiced in litigation, concentrating on appellate, business, energy, and class action litigation. Ms. Smith has a broad range of litigation experience in both state and federal courts. She is the leader of the firm’s Appellate Team.


Representative Experience

  • Appeared as counsel of record in several class actions and other complex cases in state and federal court, including gas royalty litigation, oil and gas leasing litigation, gas pipeline litigation, employment discrimination litigation, and wage and hour litigation
  • Appeared as counsel of record in numerous state and federal appeals involving jurisdictional, constitutional, statutory, and procedural issues of first impression

Licensed In

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia


  • J.D. Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • B.S. Butler University


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice (2018-Present), Commercial Litigation (2020-Present)
  • Order of the Coif, Blue Key and Mortar Board Honor Societies
  • Board of Editors, Appellate Practice Journal, American Bar Association
  • Appellate Practice Committee, American Bar Association
  • Section of Litigation, American Bar Association
  • Appointed to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Committee on the Revision of the West Virginia State Bar By-Laws and Rules and Regulations
  • Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Advancement Chair, Boy Scouts of America, Allohak Council
  • Team Leader, Harrison County Relay for Life

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Briefing Dispositive Motions and Appeals,” DTCWV Seminar, Litigation and Advocacy (April 2022)
  • Speaker, “What is Jurisdictional after the Supreme Court’s Decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago?” WVCLE Litigation Conference, Canaan Valley Resort (February 2018)
  • Speaker, “2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” West Virginia College of Law, Solo and Small Firm Conference (September 2015)


  • Author, “West Virginia Appellate Litigation,” Practical Law (Thompson Reuters March 2018)
  • Author, “Litigation Overview: West Virginia,” Practical Law (Thompson Reuters March 2018)
  • Author, “The History and Evolution of Amicus Curiae in West Virginia,” W. Va. Law. 42 (July – September 2013)

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