Richmond lawyer named president-elect of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Michael W. Smith, a partner at Christian & Barton LLP in Richmond, has been named president-elect of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
He will be installed as president of the organization at the conclusion of the its annual meeting in October 2015.
Smith is chair of Christian & Barton and its executive committee and also heads the litigation practice group. He is a former president of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond and the Virginia State Bar.
Smith will serve as the 66th president of the ACTL, and will be only the fourth Virginia lawyer to hold the position.
Virginians preceding him were James W. Morris III (2004-2005); the late R. Harvey Chappell Jr. (1986-1987), who was also a partner at Christian & Barton; and the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. (1969-1970).