Ted Smyth, Of Counsel at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner), has been accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC).

Ted is based in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner and has 39 years of experience in litigation. He has been named Woodard/White’s 2011 and 2019 Raleigh Insurance Lawyer of the Year and founding Chair of the Insurance Law Section for the North Carolina Bar Association.  

The ACCC was established in 2012 and is an invitation-only organization of senior lawyers who have devoted most of their practice to insurance disputes for 15 years or more. The ACCC’s Fellows include many of the most prominent members of the insurance law bars of the United States and Canada, as well as Honorary Fellows from academia and the judiciary.

The ACCC focuses on educating all sectors involved in the field of insurance law – including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals, law students and businesses – on cutting edge, emerging, and critical issues such as developing trends in insurance law and bad faith, trial practice and alternative dispute resolution, policy formation and claims handling.

Fellows of the ACCC are invited to join the organization after a thorough vetting process.  Attorneys are invited to become Fellows if they are licensed to practice law in the highest court of their states, have engaged substantially in the practice of insurance law for at least fifteen consecutive years, and who meet and continue to meet the qualification requirements which are from time to time established by the ACCC Board of Regents.