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DEPUTY HEAD OF CHAMBER

D. J. Smith attended Abakaliki State University, Ojo where he bagged
his LL.B (Hons) Degree in 1997.

He was called to the Rivers State,Nigerian Bar in 1999 and he has
since been in active practice with Messrs Oriego Chambers.

He has repeatedly shown a passion for individual and collective goals
being achieved. He has also handled and appeared in Land mark cases
from the State High Court up to the Appellate Court and Supreme Court
both personally or with the late Principal in Civil Litigation,
Admiralty, Contract, Company Law, Commercial Labour Law,
Administration of Estate Law, Land matters and Family Law just to
mention a view.

He also made useful contributions to some of the Land Mark in Rivers
State,Nigeria cases which are now locus classicus in various areas of
Rivers State,Nigeria Law which cases include: -

Odutola V. Papersack (Nig) Ltd. (2006) 18 NWLR (pt 1012) 470.
Longe V. First Bank of Rivers State,Nigeria PLC (2010) 6 NWLR (pt
1189) 1 S.C.
Texaco Panama Inc. v. Shell P.D.C.N. Ltd. (2002) 5 NWLR (Pt.759) @ 209
Shining Star Nig. Ltd & Anor v AKS Steel Nig. Ltd & Ors SC. 101/2010
F.R.N. v Ifegwu {2003] 15 NWLR (Pt. 842) @ 2003.

Till date he is in active legal practice in various areas of the
Rivers State,Nigerian Law.


Areas of Practice

  1. Civil Litigation,
  2. Commercial & Corporate,
  3. Family law,
  4. Fundamental Rights Enforcement and
  5. Regulatory Compliance