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J. Alan Smith

Practices in the following areas of law:
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Insurance Defense, Insurance Law, Employment Law, Construction & Commercial Litigation

Admitted:  Ohio – 1989, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio- 1992

Law School:  Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1989

College:  Case Western Reserve University, B.S. in Business Management – 1986

Member:  Ohio State and Allen County Bar Associations; OACTA & DRI

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Practice – Trials and Appeals in All Courts
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury/Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Zoning/Land Use
  • Workers’ Compensation

Contact Info

Email:  asmith@corylpa.com
Phone:  419-228-9746

AL’s legal assistants are Bailee Fruchey and Anna Burkhart


AL has been litigating cases throughout Ohio for over 30 years. He joined Cory Meredith in 2000 after practicing with another prominent Northwest Ohio law firm for 11 years.

AL is an experienced litigator with an impressive number of jury trials nearly always resulting in favorable verdicts for his clients. He has frequently practiced before Ohio appellate courts resulting in numerous reported opinions.

The focus of his practice is civil litigation, including insurance defense and insurance coverage issues, but AL also represents deserving plaintiffs in cases of serious personal injury and wrongful death. AL is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment and consults with clients regularly regarding firearms laws and CCW issues.

Most of all, AL is a strong proponent of jury trials and enjoys any opportunity to argue his client’s case to a jury. AL also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, construction litigation, municipal and zoning law. He represents employers in workers’ compensation claims and employment-related litigation.

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