Bruce E. Smith

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Of Counsel
(330) 238-9276
(330) 821-2217
Alliance, OH

Mr. Bruce Smith has been an attorney at Geiger Teeple since 1976. He maintains a general practice with an emphasis on oil and gas law and civil litigation.  He has successfully prosecuted four oil and gas cases before the Ohio Supreme Court and several of his cases are cited as legal precedent in current Ohio oil and gas litigation.

Mr. Smith has represented clients throughout the State of Ohio and has briefed and argued cases in five of Ohio’s appellate districts. He served for five years as an Acting Judge of the Alliance Municipal Court.

Mr. Smith serves as legal counsel for the Alliance Family YMCA, he is a former chairman of its Board of Trustees and he was awarded the Red Triangle Award from the Stark County YMCA for his extended and exemplary service to the organization in May 2014. Mr. Smith is also on the Board of Trustees for the Central Stark County YMCA.  He was chairman of the Alliance Board of Zoning Appeals for seventeen years. Mr. Smith also served as a board member and legal counsel for the Good Samaritan Medical Clinic and the Alliance Neighborhood Center. He is a past president of the Alliance Rotary Club and a Paul Harris fellow. He has been a member of the Ohio Oil & Gas association for many years and has addressed various groups on oil and gas matters.

  • Oil & Gas
  • Probate
  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Alliance Family YMCA: legal counsel, current President of the Board of Trustees
  • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic: board member & legal counsel