BRITTANY GRIFFIN SMITH

Associate |  bgsmith@weberrose.com  |  LinkedIn

Brittany’s success began long before she graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Kentucky School of Law. Brittany knew early on that she wanted her future practice to serve Kentucky’s media and publishing community. To this end, she received a B.A. in Journalism and went on to obtain an M.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Media Law and Public Policy. She subsequently served the Winchester Sun, a daily newspaper in Central Kentucky, as a reporter and design editor. As a reporter, she covered a diverse array of topics, including planning and zoning, agriculture, local government, and one of the largest ballots in Kentucky history. As design editor, she worked hands-on with the paper’s layout and saw it through a total redesign and a shift in focus to online-first publishing. During her time at the paper she also attended a conference at the American Press Institute to discuss new storytelling models, and helped implement API’s suggested approaches for storytelling in the newsroom.

Confident she possessed the practical skills needed to understand the needs of her future clients, she set out for law school. While in law school she represented the University of Kentucky in the National Trial Competition and was an online editor and published author in the Kentucky Law Journal’s 100th year edition. Brittany was also an intern at Harvard Law School’s prestigious Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where she focused her efforts on recruiting attorneys for the Online Media Legal Network to assist online publishers across the country find legal representation. After school, she was admitted to practice in Kentucky and gained valuable experience as a litigator at a respected Lexington-based firm, where she played an important role preparing cases for resolution, conducting depositions, and appearing in court on a diverse array of matters.  

Brittany joined Weber Rose in 2014. She works primarily in litigation and serves a diverse array of client needs, from nursing home litigation defense to ERISA disputes and defense of motor vehicle accidents, as well as helping individual needs such as advising on severance agreements and providing general contract drafting and review.


Education  

University of Kentucky School of Law, 2012, Order of the Coif

University of Kentucky Graduate School, Master of Arts, 2006

University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies, 2005, Summa Cum Laude


Professional and Community Activities

Louisville Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Young Lawyer's Division, Member 

Key Practice Areas

Litigation Media Law
Healthcare Litigation
Insurance Litigation
General Personal Injury
Litigation

 

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky
Federal E.D.Ky.
Federal W.D.Ky.