Edward H. Wasmuth, Jr. is a Partner in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
He has particular expertise in appellate practice. He also represents clients in products liability and antitrust litigation. His courtroom experience includes over 20 jury trials and 75 appeals in many different jurisdictions around the country.
Mr. Wasmuth has represented a firm client in an appeal that resulted in the reversal of the dismissal of a multi-million dollar antitrust claim, and another client in an appeal that resulted in reversal of a multi-million dollar civil rights judgment. He also has successfully pursued an appeal that led to the Missouri Court of Appeals recognizing a report’s privilege limiting discovery in libel cases. Mr. Wasmuth serves as the General Counsel of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.
A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Wasmuth received a B.A. with honors in Political Economy from Johns Hopkins University in 1981. In 1984 he received his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of Natural Resources Law. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and winner of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition and the Stephen Pierre Traynor Award. While in law school, Mr. Wasmuth served as a part-time law clerk for the Honorable Herbert Pickford, Judge in the Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mr. Wasmuth served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Defender Program from 1993 to 1999 and was the President of the Board from 1997 to 1998.
Mr. Wasmuth also is a certified USA Swimming stroke and turn official. That allows him to keep up with his wife, Clarice, who is a certified referee, and his three children who are year-round swimmers at Dynamo Swim Club.
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Author, “Drafting a Persuasive Statement of Facts,” For The Defense, June 2015.