Harry A. Smith, III, practices in the Elkins Office of the firm. Beginning his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Maxwell, Judge of the United States District Court of the Northern District of West Virginia, Harry relocated to Elkins, where he remains today. Harry is licensed in West Virginia and Ohio and is admitted to practice in United States District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and has handled cases in approximately 30 circuit courts in West Virginia. Harry handles criminal cases in both Federal and State Court, having taken a number of these cases to trial. In addition to an active criminal practice, Harry handles business and personal real estate transactions and represents small businesses throughout the State.

Harry received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1972. Prior to attending law school, Harry spent three years teaching English.

Harry is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and has served on several federal court local civil rules committees. In addition, he has been a member of four federal magistrate judge merit selection panels. Harry has served as a court appointed mediator in Federal and State Courts and has presented on various federal continuing education panels. He has also been the chairman of approximately ten federal condemnation commissions.

In the community, Harry served as a Director and President of the Randolph County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 1999-2006, and was a Director of the West Virginia Legal Services Plan. He is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Appalachian Community Health Center, as well as a former Director of the Randolph County Community Arts Center, 2004-2006.

Harry and his wife, Judith, a professor at Davis & Elkins College, have two grown children.

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