Douglas C. Smith


Douglas Smith is a partner in the Salt Lake City office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Tax and General Liability Practices. 

Mr. Smith has represented clients in federal income and state and local tax matters. He has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Office of Appeals, Federal Court, and various administrative bodies and courts in multiple states. He has also represented clients in numerous transactional matters, including entity organizational issues, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private equity transactions, and corporate governance. Mr. Smith has significant experience as in-house and outside general counsel for start-up and seasoned companies.

Mr. Smith also has extensive experience in litigation matters, primarily focusing on defending insurers and their insureds. This includes personal injury defense, property and casualty claims, coverage disputes, bad faith claims, and working with special investigation units in pursuing fraudulent claims.

Foreign Languages



  • State Bar Admissions
    • Utah
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • Other Admissions
    • United States Tax Court




  • Utah Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association (UDLA)

Awards & Honors

Legal Elite, Personal Injury, Utah Business Magazine, 2021


New York University School of Law

LL.M. Taxation, 2009

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2005

The University of Utah

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2002

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