Ann H. Smith

Ann H. Smith (Cary, North Carolina)

Ann H. Smith

Attorney in Cary, NC
Ann H. Smith is a Principal in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has practiced employment law since 1996, and has handled a wide variety of employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Ms. Smith has represented and advised Fortune 250 companies as well as governmental entities. Her litigation experience includes general employment law disputes involving claims pursuant to the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and Title VII. Ms. Smith has also represented numerous public entities and is well-versed in immunity issues.

She is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations, including the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the North Carolina Municipal Attorney's Association and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources.

While attending law school, she was a member of the Holderness Moot Court.

Honors and Recognitions

•Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program, Outstanding Volunteer (2002)

Published Works

• Damages, Damages, Damages! Damages Issues and Practical Strategies for Damges Containment, DRI Employment Law Seminar Manuscript (January 2003) [Co-Author]


October 15, 2015

North Carolina Wrongful Discharge Claims May Not be based on Federal Public Policy or Constitution, Federal Court Rules

October 15, 2015

A wrongful discharge claim under North Carolina law may not be based on federal public policy, including policy expressed in the federal Constitution, a federal district court has ruled. Santifort v. Guy, 4:14-cv-00225-F, DE # 34 (E.D. N.C. Sept. 8, 2015).The court based its decision on finding a “consensus” among North

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August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective


February 25

Raleigh, NC

5th Annual Surveying the Workplace Law Landscape

February 25, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Brier Creek Country Club
9400 Club Hill Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617

Join attorneys from the Raleigh Office of national employment law firm, Jackson Lewis, for a half day of interactive

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Practice Area
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Education
  • Public Sector
Outstanding Volunteer for the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program (2002)

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Experience & Credentials

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Admission Details
Admitted in 1996, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Law School Attended
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
Class of 1996
with Honors
University Attended
North Carolina University School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Class of 1991
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Bar & Professional Association Memberships
North Carolina Bar Association

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Jackson Lewis P.C.
1400 Crescent Green, Suite 215,
Cary, NC 27518
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Ann H. Smith
Jackson Lewis P.C.
1400 Crescent Green, Suite 215,
Cary, NC 27518

Jackson Lewis P.C. (Cary, North Carolina)