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Cordon M. Smart

Associate

Overview

Cordon Smart focuses his practice on business litigation and environmental law. He represents clients in a wide range of civil and environmental matters before state and federal courts, as well as administrative and regulatory bodies.

My Practices

  • A former volunteer law clerk in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, Cordon has a keen understanding of state and federal environmental laws. He helps businesses and individuals address complex environmental problems, and resolve disputes with litigation, if necessary.

  • Cordon represents businesses and individuals in complex business disputes, including matters involving breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and other business-related claims. Drawing from his experience as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court, he works with clients to develop effective litigation strategies and resolve disputes on a wide range of commercial issues.

Experience

Credentials

Clerkships

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Allyson K. Duncan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Fall 2016

Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas D. Schroeder, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2017-2018

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2017, with high honors, Order of the Coif; Symposium Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 2017

Middlebury College, B.A., 2011, Magna cum laude

Admissions

North Carolina

U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina

Languages

Newsroom

Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

Pro Bono Committee Chair, Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association (2020 - present)

Guilford County Bar Association, Member

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