Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Seslee S. Smith is a litigator and trial lawyer with more than 23 years experience who focuses her practice on the defense of companies in complex litigation. Ms. Smith is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice and has successfully litigated commercial disputes, products liability actions, insurance coverage disputes and healthcare related matters in federal and state courts, including jury trials, as well as before regulatory agencies, in arbitration proceedings and in courts of appeal. She serves as counsel to several Fortune 500 companies in high dollar contractual disputes, products liability multi-district, class action and mass tort litigation, as well as defending insurers in bad faith litigation. Ms. Smith also actively represents healthcare systems, hospitals, physician groups and publicly-held healthcare companies in a range of licensure, regulatory, fraud and abuse and business disputes.
Since 2013, Ms. Smith has served as ethics and professionalism counsel at MMM. In addition, she helped create MMM’s Women’s Initiative, which focuses on the recruitment, professional development and retention of women attorneys at the firm. Ms. Smith chaired the Women's Initiative from 2010-2018 and remains an active participant in and champion of MMM’s women and associates.
Ms. Smith serves on the Board of Ahimsa House, a nonprofit offering services and assistance to survivors of domestic violence and their pets in Georgia.