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Smith Remembered as the Visionary Lawyer Who Founded Holland & Knight LLP and Changed the Legal Landscape of Florida and the Nation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law was dedicated today by a distinguished group of friends and colleagues of the legendary Chesterfield Smith: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, UF law school president Bernie Machen, Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry, Holland […]

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Dedicate Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom at UF Law School on Sept. 21

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak at the dedication ceremony for the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law on Thursday, Sept. 21. A 1948 graduate of the UF law school, Chesterfield Smith was founder and chairman emeritus of national law firm […]

UF Law Alumni Inducted into Heritage of Leadership

Gainesville, Fla. — Four of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s most distinguished alumni — two chief justices of the Florida Supreme Court, a president of the American Bar Association and member of the U.S. House of Representatives — have been selected for induction into the Heritage of Leadership Recognition Society. “The society […]

UF Law School Officials Cite Chesterfield Smith

GAINESVILLLE, Fla. – Officials of the University of Florida Levin College of Law mourned the loss Wednesday of Chesterfield Smith, 1948 with honors law school graduate and an international legal profession leader who they say “contributed tremendously not only to his profession but to the success and vision of this law school.” Smith, 85, who […]