Eric K. Smith,

Owner, Founder & President


Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. 1995, summa cum laude
  • University of Tennessee, B.A. 1992, magna cum laude


Bar Admissions 

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee


Other Licenses & Certifications 

  • Registered Neutral, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution 


Legal Experience 

  • Owner & President, EKS Legal Solutions, January 2015 – Present
  • Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C., February 2003 – January 2015
  • Associate, Littler Mendelson, P.C., November 1997 – February 2003
  • Associate, Fisher & Phillips, LLP, August 1995 – November 1997 


Court Admissions 

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida


Contact Information 

Eric K. Smith is the “EKS” behind EKS Legal Solutions.  Eric has been a practicing employment lawyer since 1995 and is a member of both the Georgia and Tennessee Bars.  Eric is also a certified mediator.  

Eric’s Publications & Press

770.993.3005

Publications & Press

  • January 27, 2014
    Lawyer Criticizes the Methodology of Summary Judgment Study
    Fulton County Daily Report 
  • May 16, 2011 
    Georgia's Reenacted Restrictive Covenants Statute – A New Era in Georgia Noncompete Law Has Finally Arrived
    Littler Mendelson ASAP
  • November 12, 2010 
    The Long Wait for a New Era in Georgia's Law on Post-Employment Covenants May Last a Bit Longer
    Littler Mendelson ASAP


Speaking Engagements

  • December 11, 2014
    “Restrictive Covenants and Non-Competes”
    Corporate Counsel Institute, Atlanta, GA
  • February 19, 2014
    “FMLA and ADA Crossroads (Federal Leave Obligations)”
    Corporate HR Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • February 19, 2014
    “State and Local Employment Legislation Update”
    Corporate HR Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • September 28, 2012
    “Protecting Your Business’s Competitive Interests: Trade Secrets, Noncompetes and More”
    2012 Atlanta Employer Conference, Littler Mendelson, Atlanta, GA
  • June 28, 2012
    “Investigating Employee Complaints (2012 Refresher)”
    Corporate HR Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • October 27, 2011
    “The New Era in Georgia Noncompete Law”
    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference, Columbus, GA
  • September 23, 2011
    “Noncompetition Agreements: Good News and Lots of New Options for Georgia Employers”
    2011 Atlanta Employer Conference, Littler Mendelson, Atlanta, GA
  • June 22, 2011
    “Successfully Investigating Employee Complaints”
    Corporate HR Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • September 23, 2010
    “Potential Dramatic Change: What Will and Won’t Change in November if the Voters Approve Easier Enforcement of Noncompetition Agreements in Georgia”
    2010 Atlanta Employer Conference, Littler Mendelson, Atlanta, GA