R. Troy Smith Attorney At Law

R. Troy Smith - Attorney at Law


T 904.598.9929
F 904.598.9109
D 904.632.8483
Jacksonville 50 North Laura Street Suite 1100 Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Over the last two decades, Troy Smith has built a reputation as a "go-to" lawyer for high stakes litigation. His practice focuses on business and contractual disputes, but he has handled a broad array of matters throughout the State of Florida. Troy is an experienced litigator with trial experience in class action litigation, intellectual property, real estate, probate, software technology and product liability litigation. Troy also handles claims involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and other general business damage claims. His clients range from Fortune 50 companies to small business owners, and everything in-between.

  • Background

    Troy obtained his bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Vanderbilt University in 1993 where he  double majored in Political Science and Cognitive Studies.  He returned to his home state of Texas for law school and graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1996.  He began practicing law in Dallas, Texas but found his way to Florida in 2000 and is now proud to call Jacksonville his home. 

  • Representative Matters
    • Has represented medical device manufacturers in patent infringement and class action antitrust matters. 
    • Has represented companies and individuals in litigation involving contractual disputes, business valuations, employment termination and insurance claims.
    • Has represented inventors in patent infringement and licensing agreement litigation.
    • Has represented large corporations and individuals in trademark infringement litigation.
    • Has represented individuals and business entities in probate and trust litigation.
    • Has represented plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and general liability litigation.
    • Has represented homeowner associations in litigation against the community association manager; individual homeowners in claims against homeowner associations; and HOA Boards in litigation relating to governance matters.
    • Has represented national and regional banks in connection with depositor agreements, trust agreements, and other operational issues; and lenders in both foreclosure and work-out litigation, and lenders and borrowers in connection with distressed assets.
    • Has represented large manufacturers of commercial and residential windows and doors in product defect issues; product manufacturers in national class action and individual property damage claims and in connection with catastrophic property and personal injury claims.
    • Has represented owners and developers in construction defection litigation; general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in construction-related disputes, including issues relating to green building codes; and has represented homeowners associations and property managers in breach of contract, breach of warranty and other related construction matters.
    • Has represented property management companies in property damage and personal injury claims; property appraisers in negligence and breach of contract claims; and landowners and taking authorities in eminent domain and inverse condemnation matters.
    • Has represented wholesalers and retailers of motor fuel in matters relating to pricing issues in connection with State of Florida and competitor investigations, and in negotiations with public and private entities.
  • Education
    • Vanderbilt University, B.S., Political Science and Cognitive Studies (honors, 1993)
    • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D. (1996)
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Florida Bar
      • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (2014-2018)
      • Constitution Revision Subcommittee (2016-2018)
    • Texas Bar
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Jacksonville Bar Association
      • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section (2002-2007)
      • Secretary, Young Lawyers Section (2007)
      • Treasurer, Young Lawyers Section (2006)
    • American Inns of Court
    • Chester Bedell Inn of Court - Master
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2023
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Florida Super Lawyers
      • Business Litigation, 2014-2022
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite
  • Civic
    • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2013
    • Angelwood, Inc.
      • Board of Directors
    • Church of Eleven22
      • Care Team Member/Serve Staff
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • "Networking in the Legal Community," University of Florida Law School Black Law Student Association, October 23, 2013
    • "Demystifying the Large Law Firm Experience," University of Florida Law Seminar, February 21, 2013
    • "Cross-examining Expert Witnesses," Training Seminar for Jacksonville Bar Young Lawyer Section, October 3, 2011
  • Media Mentions
    • "Carlton Fields Defending GrayRobinson Patent Infringement Suit Over Air Fryer," Daily Business Review, February 1, 2022