Gary Smith joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2018. He has practiced primarily in the area of civil litigation defense with an emphasis on products liability, premises liability and toxic tort litigation. His toxic tort experience is primarily in the defense of asbestos, benzene and welding rod cases. Gary has successfully represented partnerships, family-owned small businesses, small and large corporations and insurance companies in Madison, St. Clair, Sangamon, Peoria, McLean and Cook County, Illinois, as well as in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jackson County, MO and other counties in Missouri and Illinois.
Previously, Gary was a solo practitioner focusing on personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
Gary is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law earning his Juris Doctor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
He is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri and before the U.S. District Courts of Central and Southern Illinois.
Gary is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar and the Madison County (Illinois) Bar Association.