Top International Arbitrator, George Anthony “Tony” Smith, Joins WWHGD
In keeping with the trend of mid-sized firms growing through the addition of lateral partners, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial has added George Anthony “Tony” Smith as a partner in its Construction Litigation practice. In February 2009, the firm also hired three lateral attorneys to expand its Aviation Litigation practice.
“WWHGD continues to grow despite the recession,” says Managing Partner Skip Hudgins. “Lateral attorneys see mid-sized firms as having a billing rate advantage for their clients in this economy.”
Tony Smith brings an expertise in International Construction to WWHGD. Mr. Smith has been practicing law since 1973, and has experience as lead trial attorney in large, complex, multi-party, construction-related disputes. He represents a wide variety of clients including owners, EPC contractors, general contractors, architects/engineers, subcontractors, sureties and insurers. He has also served as an advocate or arbitrator in cases in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. Mr. Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and the Centre for International Legal Studies, is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the London Court of International Arbitration, and is chair of the Construction Panel Advisory Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.
“Tony Smith has substantial experience in international construction law and litigation,” says Skip Hudgins. “He will be a valued addition to our national and international Construction Litigation practice.”
WWHGD’s full-service construction practice includes contract drafting and negotiation, procurement advice, bid disputes and protests, contract disputes, and construction defects and losses for which insurance coverage is applicable. Some of the Construction Litigation practice’s matters include the representation of design professionals in connection with the “Big Dig” in Boston and the representation of the engineering consultant in the Cooper River Bridge case in South Carolina.