Capitol Chambers, Parsons Estate
Sea Cow's Bay, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
Jamal S Smith is an attorney who has worked for almost a decade at the largest law firm in the British Virgin Islands and is now the Founder & Principal of THORNTON SMITH, a general practice law firm with expertise in complex corporate transactions especially involving intellectual property rights.
In 1999 he represented his University in Washington, D.C., at the world’s largest mooting competition, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He was the Rapporteur to the first Human Rights Workshop in the British Overseas Territories in 2001 jointly sponsored by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the UK Department for International Development. He worked with the human rights team on the 1997 Commonwealth Youth Communique which was presented before HRH the Prince of Wales in Edinburgh, Scotland and served as a member of the consultative team that recommended the innovative human rights provisions included in the 2007 Virgin Islands Constitution.
He has served as the Chairman of the Social Security Appeal Tribunal of the British Virgin Islands, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands, and as a member of the Board of Governors of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. He now volunteers as the Vice Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands in which capacity he served as Chairman of the 2010 Constitution and Canons Revision Group. He was also a member of the Intellectual and Industrial Property Focus Group responsible for recommending the reform of the territory’s intellectual property laws including the recent Trade Marks Act, 2013.
About THORNTON SMITH:
Based in the British Virgin Islands, THORNTON SMITH provides practical solutions for complex legal and business transactions with a suite of value-added services to clients. With a genuinely intimate knowledge of the local community, we can represent anyone interested in doing business in the British Virgin Islands.
We use state-of-the-art technological solutions to provide time sensitive responses regardless of the time-zone of our client with a commitment to the health and safety of our employees, visitors and clients and the rapid resumption of operations and services in the event of an emergency, disaster, or other business interruption. THORNTON SMITH closely monitors performance of all staff, particularly with respect to quality of service and practice development. Through our Client Satisfaction Survey, we include client satisfaction as an integral part of our overall strategic objectives.
With a commitment to fully engaging our lawyers, professionals and support staff, we are uniquely poised to deliver on our strategic objective of client satisfaction through unmatched client service. Our lawyers and staff are not only engaged for the purpose of making money but through our charitable arm, The William Thornton Foundation, we are committed to finding solutions for the communities in which we operate.