Tony Smith concentrates his practice in Construction Litigation. He has substantial experience in construction contract negotiation, arbitration and litigation, both domestically and internationally.
In recent years, Tony has focused on major power plant and other infrastructure projects. He has also published and presented studies and papers on many topics of interest and concern to the international arbitration community. He was lead trial attorney in many large, complex, multi-party disputes, representing a wide variety of clients, including owners, EPC contractors, general contractors, architects/engineers, subcontractors, sureties and insurers.
Tony has served as an advocate or arbitrator for cases throughout the U.S. and internationally in, among others, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. He is also experienced in various ADR procedures, including mediation, mini-trials, Dispute Review Boards, and others.
From 2007-2009, Tony traveled extensively to various locations in the United Arab Emirates as the senior partner on a legal team charged with investigating, analyzing and establishing a Dubai office. As a result, he has been engaged by various U.S. design firms in connection with disputes arising from high-profile projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.