Walter Smith became Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel of AssuredPartners in February 2012, shortly after joining Dawson Companies, now a platform agency of AssuredPartners. Walter’s legal career began in 1984 as a private practice attorney in corporate, acquisitions and tax law.
In 1988, he joined the $30 million dollar insurance brokerage firm, Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton. In Walter’s 20-year career at HRH, he held various positions of increasing authority as general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer. During this period, HRH acquired and integrated hundreds of insurance agencies, moved from NASDAQ to the NYSE, and grew to become a top 10 broker. Walter holds J.D., M.B.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia.