Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP Receives KOSBE Award from the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship

December 2019

Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP is proud to be the recipient of the 2019 Pillar of Excellence award, granted by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE). An awards gala held at the Marriott MeadowView Conference Resort on Thursday, December 5th attracted more than 300 business leaders and entrepreneurs.

“The Pillar of Excellence award reflects the goal of Hunter, Smith & Davis to provide value and excellent results in every matter entrusted to us by our clients,” said managing partner Steven Darden. “The Tri-Cities region is our region, and we strive to be good citizens of the legal system and within the community. We are proud of our decades-long relationships and are always excited about opportunities to serve new clients.”

Forty-six local companies vied for the 13 business category awards, which recognized excellence in various industry sectors as well as a veteran-owned and woman-owned businesses. The nominations were judged by an independent jury of industry experts.

About the KOSBE Awards

The KOSBEs promote economic impact by recognizing small businesses that are leading by example and making an extraordinary contribution to the communities in which they do business, according to the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship. The winners exemplify leadership and excellence in overcoming adversity, and a passion for helping others succeed.

About Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP

Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP has deep roots in the Tri-Cities region dating back to its founding in 1916. The firm played an active role in the drafting of plans and overall design for the City of Kingsport, Tennessee. Today the firm’s more than 25 attorneys actively practice throughout most of Tennessee and in southwest Virginia, as well as eastern Kentucky and western North Carolina. Attorneys are also licensed in Florida, Georgia and Montana.

Members of the firm regularly defend civil litigation claims on behalf of clients, often through their insurance carriers. Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP represents clients in the areas of general liability, medical malpractice defense, products liability, property damage, employment practices liability (EPL), and director and officer (D&O) liability. Additional practice areas include general corporate, immigration, family law, and estate planning.

Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP represents the major industrial and professional segments of the Tri-Cities region. Clients include public utilities, regional hospital systems, manufacturing businesses, financial institutions, and physician practice groups.

The firm also maintains longstanding client relationships with local public governments and quasi-governmental bodies, including airport commissions, city, county and regional economic development partnerships, industrial development boards, and health, educational and housing facility boards. Details are online at

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