Stephen E. “Sonny” Smith, Jr.
Stephen E. Smith, Jr.
Sonny is a native of Paducah, Kentucky and a member of Paducah law firm McMurry & Livingston, PLLC, where he has been practicing law since 1981. He has focused his practice primarily on defense of admiralty and maritime matters involving personal injury and property damage, employment law, and product liability, in addition to general civil litigation in state and federal courts.
Mr. Smith was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree Magna Cum Laude with a double major in history and political science from Murray State University in 1978 and earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1981 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, where he was selected for membership in the Order of the Curia for being in the top ten percent of his graduating class. He is a member of the McCracken County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute, Kentucky Defense Counsel, and Maritime Law Association of the United States.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Paducah (past president and chairman of the board), Propeller Club Port of Paducah (past president and chairman of the board), the International Propeller Club of the United States (past president), River Discovery Center Board of Directors, and is a past president of the Murray State University Alumni Association. He is a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church where he serves as Deacon and has served on multiple committees and as Sunday School teacher.
Areas of Practice
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Products Liability
- General Civil Litigation
- B.S. Murray State University 1978
- J.D. Northern Kentucky University 1981
- American Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- McCracken County Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Kentucky Defense Counsel
- Maritime Law Association of the United States