Brian C. Smith

Member

Brian C. Smith was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2004. He serves as Practice Leader of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Brian's additional experience includes Banking Financial Services and Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Litigation. He is also a CPA and clerked for the US Court of Appeals, for the Fifth Circuit. 

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1867
Email: briansmith@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Banking and Financial Institutions
Banking Financial Services and Securities Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Consumer Financial Services
Government Relations
Insurance Litigation
Intellectual Property
Education

Bachelor's Degree: English, University of Mississippi, 1999
Bachelor's of Accountancy: University of Mississippi, 2000
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 2004

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Notable Cases

  • U.S. Bancorp v. McMullan, 183 So. 3d 833 (Miss. 2016)
  • Trustmark National Bank v. Meador, 81 So. 3d 1112 (Miss. 2012)
  • Anglin v. Tower Loan of Mississippi, 635 F. Supp .2d 523 (S.D. Miss. 2009)
  • Raines v. The Bottrell Agency, Inc., 992 So. 2d 642 (Miss. App. 2008)

Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Eastland Scholar
  • McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College
  • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Taylor Medalist

Publications

  • Author, "WE LAW - Trademark basics for your company", Mississippi Business Journal, November 25, 2016.
  • Comment, Changing the Deal: How Omnicare v. NCS Healthcare Threatens to Fundamentally Alter the Merger Industry, 73 Miss. L. J. 983 (2004).

Professional And Community Involvement:

  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Madison United Methodist Church
  • The Mississippi Bar