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At Smith Debnam, we are more than just a law firm. We are a dedicated team of professionals who genuinely care about our clients and their needs. Our mission is not just to provide legal solutions, but to deliver high-quality services that truly make a difference in your life.

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to our core values. We understand that your interests are of utmost importance, and we prioritize them above all else. With every case we handle, we strive to go above and beyond to ensure that you receive exceptional service and professionalism.

Core Values at Smith Debnam

At Smith Debnam, we pride ourselves on our unique blend of legal know-how and business acumen. We don’t just understand the law; we also understand the complexities of the business world. This combination allows us to provide clients with practical and effective solutions that yield tangible results.

When you choose us, you become more than just a case; you become part of our extended family. Your satisfaction and happiness are at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s safeguarding your business interests or resolving personal matters, we take the responsibility of ensuring your success seriously.

At Smith Debnam, it’s not just about achieving favorable outcomes. It’s about building a genuine connection with you and understanding your unique circumstances. We are here to support you every step of the way, providing guidance, reassurance, and personalized attention.

Professional and Local Community Involvement

Smith Debnam stands proud as a beacon of legal excellence, distinguished not only by our long-standing history in the communities we serve but also by an unyielding reputation built on excellence and integrity. Yet, our dedication doesn’t stop at the courtroom doors. We passionately believe in going beyond law practice, intertwining our professional lives with the vibrant threads of our community.

Our attorneys and staff members serve as pillars of their respective communities, vigorously striving to foster growth and prosperity. We do not just merely reside in these communities, but actively participate, adding value through our diverse involvements in professional networks and heartfelt contributions to local charities.

In essence, Smith Debnam is more than a law firm—we’re a dedicated collective, relentlessly pursuing excellence in our legal practice and striving for the betterment of our communities. Our commitment is deep, our drive is strong, and our ambition for positive change is limitless.

  • Jerry Myers Honored with Midtown Hero Award
  • Attorney Jerry Myers, Operation Airdrop, Hurricane Florence, North Carolina

Community Involvement

In our community, we build relationships by investing our time and resources through civic organizations which promote our community welfare. Examples of organizations we team up with include:

  • The Triangle American Red Cross
  • Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake County
  • Backpack Buddies – North Raleigh Ministries
  • Food Bank of North Carolina
  • Triangle Dress for Success
  • Salvation Army of Wake County
  • Read and Feed

    Public Service

    We also regularly contribute to our community by providing pro bono legal services that arise in our law practice. Examples of our attorneys’ pro bono work include:

    • Child Advocate services – representing children in divorce and separation proceedings, ascertaining the child’s wishes and speaking in court on their behalf
    • Project Together, Legal Aid of North Carolina – representing clients in complex domestic violence and restraining order cases

      Our Core Values

      At Smith Debnam, four core values guide everything we do.


      We believe being respectful and supportive of others; receptive and responsive to others’ ideas; enjoying the interaction with fellow team members are all important at Smith Debnam because Working Together Leads to Better Outcomes for our Clients.


      We believe doing the right thing in a reliable way is important at Smith Debnam; this includes being consistently honest, fair, and trustworthy because Doing the Right Thing is the Only Way!


      We believe putting forward the effort to get the job done right is important at Smith Debnam; including taking ownership and accountability for results because we believe Deliberate Action Combined with Disciplined Focus Produces Positive Results.


      We believe blending competence with experience is important at Smith Debnam because doing so leads to Smart Decision-making, Proactive Actions, and Practical Solutions that Drive Winning Outcomes.


      We cherish our recurring relationship with Smith Debnam – your firm helps us move the needle on child hunger right here in our community each year.

      — Christie Fry | on behalf of North Hills 5k benefiting Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Backpack Buddies


      Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Triangle is grateful for the consistent support we receive from Smith Debnam. Your contribution to our mission is paramount! Thank you, for helping parents, caregivers, and siblings stay close to kids during treatment for serious childhood illness – when they need family most!

      — Traci Cortez | Director of Events and Community Engagement at Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake


      The American Red Cross is proud to celebrate our continued partnership with Smith Debnam. From Board leadership, workplace giving campaigns, consistent blood drives, volunteer service, and philanthropic support, Smith Debnam continues to lead the way. Thank you for being such impactful supporters of the American Red Cross mission.

      — Dileep Dadlani | Corporate Philanthropy Officer, American Red Cross North Carolina Region
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