Ruth C. Smith

Ruth C. Smith

Asheville, North Carolina

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified North Carolina Court Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1999
  • South Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2005
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, 2002


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Juris Doctor - May, 1999
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1994
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Service, North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Order of the Golden Fleece, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Featured in NC Jury View Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts section, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Workers Compensation Section, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Social Security Disability Section, Member
  • American Advocates for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • Buncombe County Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Forum Advocates, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Women’s Caucus, Former Chair

Each case is different. Many factors such as the severity of injuries, ability to prove liability, amount of liability insurance coverage, jurisdiction, medical expenses, and many other factors can determine the outcome of a particular case. You should not use these examples as a representation of what recovery you will obtain in your particular case, as every case is unique. Ruth Smith does not guarantee that the outcome of your case will be similar to the results listed above.