Gary L. Smith

Gary L. Smith

Saint Louis, Missouri

Gary L. Smith has practiced primarily in the area of civil litigation defense with an emphasis on products liability, premises liability and toxic tort litigation. His toxic tort experience is primarily in the defense of asbestos, benzene and welding rod cases. Smith has successfully represented partnerships, family-owned small businesses, small and large corporations and insurance companies in Madison, St. Clair, Sangamon, Peoria, McLean and Cook County, Illinois, as well as in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jackson County, MO and other counties in Missouri and Illinois.

Smith is a 1988 graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. Smith is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri and is a member of the United States District Courts of Central and Southern Illinois. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar and the Madison County (Illinois) Bar Association. Prior to joining Herzog Crebs in 2001, Smith was a solo practitioner focusing on personal injury and medical malpractice cases and also previously practiced with the law firm of Bernard & Davidson in Granite City, Illinois.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Toxic Torts
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Benzene Litigation
  • Welding Rod Litigation
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1989
  • Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member