Kristian Smith practice focuses on providing insurance coverage advice and representing insurers in litigation. She has experience with a variety of insurance coverage issues, including the defense of bad faith and breach of contract actions against insurers in both first-party and third-party claims as well as pursuing declaratory judgment actions on behalf of domestic and international insurers. Kristian also represents insureds as appointed defense counsel in personal injury and premises liability claims.
Prior to joining Fields Howell, Kristian was an associate focusing on commercial and complex litigation, managing all aspects of the discovery process and assisting with mediations, arbitrations and trials in both state and federal court. She has represented Fortune 500 companies in successful arbitration resulting in full dismissals. Kristian also has experience defending automotive and medical manufacturers against claims of manufacturing defect, fraud, and wrongful death. Kristian graduated with honors in the Top 15% of her class at Emory University School of Law and was a member of the Moot Court Society.