Prior to joining Collins & Lacy, Smith served in the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office as Assistant Solicitor. There, he represented the State at all points of criminal prosecution and resolved more than 400 criminal cases in his first year.
In his role as Assistant Solicitor, Coury independently managed an average active caseload of 600. He was responsible for reviewing case facts, consulting with arresting agencies, interviewing witnesses and victims, determining the appropriate charge, indicting the charge for prosecution and bringing cases to trial.
“Philip brings trial experience, successful verdicts, and a history of handling a large volume of cases,” stated firm president, Christian Stegmaier. “At Collins & Lacy, he will be able to focus on serving our clients with high-quality legal work and excellent client communications. We are very pleased to welcome Philip to our team.”
Raised in Canton, Ohio, Philip is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina School of Law.