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Mary Claire Smith


P 404-586-1840
F 404-525-1173


Mary Claire Smith is an Associate in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in the defense of labor and workplace matters in federal and state court and before various government agencies.

While attending Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, Ms. Smith received scholar of merit awards for her achievements in the courses of Secured Transactions and Law Office and Practice Management. She was also a semi-finalist in the Donworth Moot Court Competition and received recognition for her superior legal writing and oral advocacy skills.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Smith was an associate in the labor and employment group of a mid-sized Atlanta firm where she represented employers in a variety of labor and employment issues, including the defense of class and collective wage and hour claims, single plaintiff employment discrimination suits, restrictive covenant disputes. She also regularly counseled employers on issues arising under the FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA, and ADEA.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Defense Research Institute of America (DRI) – Labor and Employment Section

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Volunteer Attorney

Published Works

  • “Comp Time Questions Under Working Families Flexibility Act,” Employment Law360 (July 2017) [Co-Author]
  • “Tips v. Service Charges: Navigating the Murky Waters of Restaurant Gratuities,” Modern Restaurant Management (July 2017) [Co-Author]

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May 14, 2018

Georgia Bans Hand-Held Devices While Driving

May 14, 2018

Georgia has become one of 16 states in the country that bans the use of hand-held devices while driving. Governor Nathan Deal signed “Hands-Free Georgia Act” (House Bill 673) into law on May 2, 2018. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2018. The Act makes it illegal for drivers to “physically hold or support, with any part of his or... Read More

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Jury Enters Sexual Harassment Verdict in Favor of Plaintiff; Awards No Damages
May 22, 2018

A jury in the Northern District of Georgia recently entered a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a sexual harassment case, yet awarded her no damages. In Furcron v. Read More