Kate Lawson Smith is an associate in HunterMaclean’s litigation group who focuses her practice on civil litigation. Kate has represented a wide variety of clients in matters involving contracts, premises liability, health care, toxic torts, insurance coverage, real estate, and trucking accidents.

Kate is licensed to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Georgia, the Middle District of Georgia, the Northern District of Georgia, and the District of South Carolina. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Kate earned her J.D., magna cum laude, in May 2012 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she served as managing board member, editorial board member, and notes editor for the Georgia Law Review. After graduating from Georgia Law, she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Prior to law school, Kate earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

Publications & Presentations


Attorney-Client Privilege

Attorney Kate Lawson Smith explains attorney-client privilege and gives an overview of what the attorney-client privilege does and does not protect.

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Roll Stability Systems - Pending Federal Regulations and Tractor Trailer Accident Litigation

Attorneys Kate Lawson and Dennis Keene of HunterMaclean and Melanie Cheairs of Lorance & Thompson say a new federal safety standard on roll stability systems for tractor trailers could reduce injuries and accidents, but also result in legal claims that could change the dynamics of truck accident litigation. Click here for PDF.

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Videos & Podcasts


Video: HunterMaclean and Junior Achievement: Educating Future Leaders

HunterMaclean partners with Junior Achievement of Savannah to expose K-12 students to business professionals and law careers, as well as educate them for the 21st century workplace. In this award-winning video, HunterMaclean attorneys teach in local classrooms, speak at Career Day, and bring students to the Firm on Job Shadow Day.

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