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Daniel F. E. "Dan" Smith

Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000, 230 North Elm Street, P.O. Box 26000 Greensboro, North Carolina 27420
Firm: Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
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Firm

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP


Years In Practice


Phone Number (336) 271-3139

Dan Smith focuses his law practice on matters involving environmental, commercial, education, and state constitutional law. He uses his scientific training and background to help clients solve complex problems related to environmental laws, frequently working as part of a larger Brooks Pierce team. Dan has represented and advised a variety of industries to help them obtain necessary permits and comply with environmental regulations. He has advised clients on matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, asbestos, combustible dust, underground and aboveground storage tanks, private nuisance claims, and groundwater and soil contamination.

Dan also represents boards of education, administrators, and teachers in a wide variety of litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals. He has advised and represented clients on a broad range of issues including special needs education and disabilities, bullying, personal injuries on school property, disputes with former employees, environmental health, and education-related provisions of the North Carolina Constitution and United States Constitution.

Publications & Media

  • DOL Rules Invalidated
  • Panelist, "Careers in Sustainability," 2019 Mid-year Appalachian Energy Summit, Greensboro, NC, February 28, 2019
  • Panelist, "Breaking Chains: Women, Employment & Reentry," Greensboro, NC, May 20, 2017
  • Presenter, State and Federal Case Law Update, North Carolina Bar Association Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section Annual Meeting, May 6-7, 2016
  • Presenter, State and Federal Case Law Update, North Carolina Bar Association Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section Annual Meeting, April 26-27, 2013
  • Alexander Elkan and Daniel F.E. Smith, North Carolina Mineral Rights/Access to Shale Gas, 2012
  • Mark D. Martin & Daniel F.E. Smith, Recent Experience with Intermediate Scrutiny Under the North Carolina Constitution: Blankenship v. Bartlett and King v. Beaufort County Board of Education(link is external), 59 U. Kan. L. Rev. 761 (2011)
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Awards
  • Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in Environmental Law (2016-2018); Civil Litigation: Defense (2019-2020)
Education
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, J.D.
Graduated 2010
Duke University, B.S.
Graduated 2002
Duke University, M.A.
Graduated 2003
Contact Details and Office Locations
Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000, 230 North Elm Street, P.O. Box 26000
Greensboro, North Carolina 27420
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