Rory Smith is a member of Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. Rory has broad experience helping clients in the oil & gas industry with their litigation needs in commercial, contract disputes, lease termination and title suits, surface access and damage disputes, and royalties. Rory also has experience with mineral rights and eminent domain lawsuits.
Before joining the firm, Rory was a professional golfer and later started a real estate consulting firm. Rory received his law degree at Texas A&M with concentrations in energy law and water law. He graduated second in his class and was a member of the Texas A&M Law Review. Rory also earned a B.A. from Southern Methodist University with a double major in biology and psychology, while playing Division 1 golf.