R. Troy Smith


R. Troy Smith

R. Troy Smith is a distinguished litigator with an impressive track record spanning over 25 years, earning him a reputation as a “go-to” lawyer for high-stakes litigation. His practice now centers on navigating the landscape of business and contractual disputes throughout the state of Florida. Smith’s legal work has been repeatedly recognized by Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Litigation: Intellectual Property Practice and Commercial Litigation Practice). 

Smith is a member of both the Federal Bar Association and the Jacksonville Bar Association. He previously served on the Board of Governors of the JBA Young Lawyers Section, as well as the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee and Constitution Revision Subcommittee of the Florida Bar. He currently serves on the American Inns of Court, the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, the Christian Legal Society, and with LifeWork Leadership First Coast/Jacksonville.

Smith received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1993, and a law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1996. Prior to joining the Bedell team as a Director in 2024, Troy was a partner with two of the largest international and Florida-based law firms with offices located in Jacksonville, Florida. Smith also currently serves as a deacon and care team leader at the Church of Eleven22. His wife, Tracie, is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and Old Dominion University and is a Cybersecurity Project Manager. Together, they have five children and two grandchildren.

Honors & Awards 

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property Practice, 2021-2023
    • Commercial Litigation Practice, 2021-2023
  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers – Business Litigation, 2014-2024
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s Best Lawyers | 2024
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s Best Lawyers | 2024
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property

Professional & Community Associations 

  • American Inns of Court
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court – Master
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section, 2002-2007
    • Secretary, Young Lawyers Section, 2007
    • Treasurer, Young Lawyers Section, 2006
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2023
  • LifeWork Leadership, First Coast/Jacksonville, Table Coach 2024
  • The Florida Bar Association
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2014-2018
    • Constitution Revision Subcommittee, 2016-2018
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Angelwood, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
  • Church of Eleven22
    • Deacon
    • Care Team Leader

Publications & Media

  • “Saying J&J Rival Shows ‘No Respect,’ Judge Issues Sales Ban,” Law360, February 23, 2023
  • “Fla. Jury Says J&J Unit is Owed $59.5M in Implant Patent Fight,” Law360, January 13, 2023
  • “Fla. Judge Order Halt to Infringing Canine Implant Sales,” Law360, February 8, 2023
  • “Carlton Fields Defending GrayRobinson Patent Infringement Suit Over Air Fryer,” Daily Business Review, February 1, 2022