Bruce Ross Smith was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Northwestern University and began working at Xerox Corporation in the mid 1980's as a salesman in its Chicago National Accounts District.
         In 1993 he graduated from The University of Virginia School of Law where he was chosen as a member of the Virginia Law Review. Upon graduation Bruce and his wife Laura moved to Lexington, Kentucky and Bruce practiced law for nine years in the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, where he was a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department and its Equine Law Section. He and Laura were active in the First United Methodist Church as well as civic groups and equine charities.

         In 2002, Bruce, Laura and their two small children returned to Virginia and Bruce practiced law with T. William Dowdy. In 2008, Bruce opened his own practice and continued litigating cases, advising businesses and helping families with their trusts and estates needs. Bruce is a popular speaker and has lectured at numerous state and national conferences on such topics as legal ethics, liability prevention, the law of sales, fraud, discovery strategies and trial techniques.

         His family lives in Fairfax Station where Bruce is an active member of his church and has assisted with scouts and youth sports. When time permits he enjoys playing golf, riding horses, hiking and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.




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