Cordon Smart focuses his practice on business litigation and environmental law. He represents clients in a variety of civil and environmental matters before state and federal courts, as well as administrative and regulatory bodies.
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 multitude of commercial issues.
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
Honors & Recognitions
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" for Environmental Law (2024)
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2017, with high honors, Order of the Coif; Symposium Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 2017
U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
- Media Mention08.29.2022
- Press Release06.20.2022
- Press Release09.24.2018
- Speaking Engagements06.02.2022
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