Tempe Smith joined Hare Wynn in 2015 and works primarily in the areas of class action and mass tort litigation. Prior to joining Hare Wynn, Tempe clerked for the Honorable James H. Hancock, the Honorable R. David Proctor, and the Honorable John E. Ott on the District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Recently, Tempe, along with several other Hare Wynn lawyers and the Attorney General’s offices of Montana and Alaska, negotiated the largest consumer protection settlement related to drug misbranding in both Montana and Alaska. These settlements resulted in a payout of $15.25 million to the state of Alaska and $16.7 million to the state of Montana.
Tempe is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. While at Alabama, she served as Chair of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, Articles Editor and Managing Board Member of the Alabama Law Review, a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team, and as Associate Justice on the Honor Court. She was selected for membership in the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and was awarded the Society’s Outstanding Senior Award. Tempe was a Hugo L. Black Scholar and was elected to the Order of the Coif, an honor reserved for those who graduate in the top ten percent of their class. Recently, Tempe was selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Female Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine.