Craig A. Smith - Hershner Hunter LLP

Craig A. Smith

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991
Phone: 541-686-0340

Craig A. Smith

Practice Emphasis
Employee Benefits

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1972)
University of Minnesota, B.S. (1967)

After graduating from law school, Craig clerked for the Oregon Supreme Court for two years before joining Hershner Hunter in 1974.

He has served on the Executive Committees of the Oregon State Bar Business and Tax Sections. During that service he participated in redrafting the Oregon statutes relating to professional corporations and testified in support of that legislation in the Oregon Legislature. He represents many hospital-based physician groups as well as large multi-specialty groups and other healthcare providers.

Craig’s practice coincided with the enactment of ERISA, and he has actively practiced in that area since. He represents a broad range of qualified retirement plan sponsors covering from one to over 1,000 participants.

Craig has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1991 in both of his practice areas. He is a member of the American Association of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.

Craig grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. He is actively involved in civic and business organizations. He was first elected to the Eugene School Board in 1995 and has served as its chair twice. He has also served on the Board and was an officer of the Oregon School Boards Association, as well as serving on Boards of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce and Eugene Rotary Club. He enjoys travel, history, golf and strolls through the woods. His wife Mary and he have two daughters, Kristi and Katie, both of whom work in public education.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities CampusBS 1967University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1972
Eugene School Board

Office Location

180 East 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 1475
Eugene, OR 97440
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the Eugene Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law of the Eugene Metro Area
Craig A. Smith has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Craig A. Smith has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Health Care Law

Other Information

Gender: Male