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Allen David Smith

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Allen Smith is third generation Fayetteville, North Carolina. His grandfather was the manager of Sears in downtown Fayetteville for 35 years. His Dad Ritchie Smith is the founding Partner of Smith Dickey Dempster. Allen was born at Cape Fear Valley Hospital (now medical center) in 1961. He attended public schools in Fayetteville and graduated from Terry Sanford Senior High School, where he was active in several areas, and was co-captain of the basketball team. He received his undergraduate degree in 1984 from the University of North Carolina. He then graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School in 1987, where he joined his fathers law practice in Fayetteville. For over 28 years, he has focused on helping those injured by the negligence of others and in work place injuries. He is also state counsel for the National Home School Legal Defense Association.

Throughout his legal career, Allen has handled complex and complicated tort litigation, leading to multiple recoveries on behalf of clients in excess of one million dollars. He also handles small cases, and treats them with just as much enthusiasm and energy as his bigger cases. He has vast experience litigating serious brain injury cases, and back, neck, and other debilitating injuries. He likes using the latest courtroom technology to most effectively present his client's cases.

Allen has handled serious injury cases involving most the largest employers in Cumberland County and outside the County, including The City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Goodyear Tire, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Allen sees clients in the Sanford office, and the Fayetteville Office

Allen also covers SSD and SSDI.  Moreover, the firm has handled hundreds of Social Security Disability (SSD) cases for over 35 years in southeastern North Carolina appearing before Administrative Law Judges from hearing offices throughout North and South Carolina. Allen regularly attends state and national conventions to keep our knowledge of SSD laws current. Disability claims are decided in a very complex system of regulations and time frames and are frustrating for the claimants who must deal with the delays and technical rules. This area of law touches the lives of people who really need help. Allen Smith is the right attorney to guide you through the SSD maze. 

Allen believes in honest, aggressive, straight forward advocacy for his clients. Call him for a free consultation today. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury / Motor Vehicle Collisions 50%
  • Workers Compensation Claims 50%
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1987


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member, 1987 to 2015