Maura A. Smith

A General Practitioner Ready to Represent You


Attorney Maura A. Smith has broad experience in corporate law, economics, and finance. Her background includes more than 15 years in private practice, and 20 years as the general counsel for several large public companies. Currently, she is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, Florida, and Tennessee.

The Firm

Following a successful 25-year career in corporate law, in 2016, Ms. Smith established Maura A. Smith Law Offices LLC, which primarily focused on commercial and corporate matters. She became an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, expanding her practice to include alternative dispute resolution, representing a public company retailer as its national claims and settlement counsel. She also developed a family law practice.


Due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and to be closer to her family, Attorney Smith, her husband, and her dog, Alfie, have relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee. She continues to advise her clients on a wide range of commercial and family law matters and is focused on expanding her arbitration and mediation practice.


From 1987-1991 she was a partner at Baker McKenzie, one of the largest international law firms in the world. She left the firm to join General Electric, where she was vice president and general counsel of GE Plastics. From 1998 to 2014, she served as the chief legal officer of the following global public companies: Owens Corning, International Paper, PepsiCo, and Ahold Delhaize. In 2019, she joined the Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum P.C. to further enhance her family law experience.


University of Miami Law SchoolJuris DoctorGraduated with HonorsJohn M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics
University of OxfordM.Phil. EconomicsRhodes Scholar(New York, Lady Margaret Hall, 1977)
Vassar CollegeBachelor of Arts, EconomicsGraduated with Highest Honors and Departmental DistinctionOmicron Delta Epsilon, President Phi Beta Kappa

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Mobile *Preferred*(203) 253-70369724 Kingston Pike, Suite 302, Knoxville, TN 37922
Knoxville, TN Office(865) 200-54999724 Kingston Pike, Suite 302, Knoxville, TN 37922
New York, NY Office(646) 632-3776745 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 500, New York, NY 10151

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