Brian C. Smith graduated from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a B.A. in criminal justice and sociology, and obtained his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia Law School in 2004 where he served on the Editorial Board and as Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. He joined Harben & Hartley after law school. He has served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving Georgia’s school districts in the federal and state courts and has represented school districts in a variety of areas, including student discipline and personnel-related matters.