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Charleston, West Virginia 25301-2607

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Education

W. Austin Smith is a native of Huntington, West Virginia. He attended Marshall University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. While at Marshall, Mr. Smith served as a Judith A. Herndon Fellow and was the First Prize winner of the 2011 Marshall University Constitution Week—Dan O’Hanlon Essay Competition.

Thereafter, Mr. Smith earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Kentucky College of Law In 2016. While in law school, Mr. Smith competed on the College of Law Moot Court National Team, served as Vice President of the College of Law Moot Court Board, and was research assistant to the Dean of the College of Law. Mr. Smith also served as the Treasurer of the Black Law Students Association, a member of the College of Law Honor Council, the Trial Advocacy Board, and sat on the College of Law Curriculum Committee.

After graduating law school, Mr. Smith worked as an Associate at a civil defense firm in Huntington, West Virginia where his practice focused primarily in the area of medical malpractice litigation before moving to Charleston, West Virginia and joining Pullin Fowler Flanagan Brown & Poe, PLLC.

In his spare time, Mr. Smith enjoys fly fishing, reading, traveling, exercising, and cheering on the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Kentucky Wildcats.

Current Employment Position(s):

  • Associate

Areas of Practice:

  • Labor & Employment
  • Deliberate Intent
  • State and Municipal Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Professional Negligence
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admission:

  • West Virginia, 2017

Education:

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2016
    • Moot Court Board
      • Vice President
      • National Team Member
    • Trial Advocacy Board
    • College of Law Honor Council
    • Central Kentucky Inn of Court
  • Marshall University, B.A., 2012
    • Major: Criminal Justice – Legal Studies
    • Minor: Political Science
    • Judith A. Herndon Fellow.