Ruby Jo “Catie” Smith

Ruby Jo “Catie” Smith



Our Attorneys

  • The Florida Bar, 2014
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D. (cum laude)
  • University of North Florida
    • B.A.- English
    • B.A.- Political Science
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
    • Women’s Council

Construction Litigation

  • Represented owner of ocean front mansion in recovery of 400,000 of damages due to construction defects in stucco, balconies and windows.
  • Represented demolition contractor and surety in payment bond claim on large public utility demolition project
  • Represent contractor in renovation of hurricane damaged apartment complex and prosecution 800,000 construction lien for owner’s failure to pay for work.
  • Represent hotel contractor in dispute with subcontractor who abandoned project and prosecute claims for completion of scope of work.
  • Represented civil engineer in defense of professional negligence claims for civil engineering design and storm water maintenance.
  • Assisted in the representation of a homeowner in a construction defect lawsuit.
  • Assisted in the representation of material suppliers in their day-to-day business and claims of lien.

Business Litigation 

  • Represented minority owner of local business in improper merger and minority shareholder oppression claims.
  • Successfully collected the full judgment from a judgment debtor by locating and levying on land owned by the debtor.
  • Assisted in the representation of an elderly homeowner in the overturning of a fraudulently induced quitclaim deed and civil theft of her possessions inside of her home.
  • Represented numerous insurance companies in defense of bodily injury claims.
  • Represented the purchaser of a boat in his breach of warranty claim against the seller.

Community Association Law

  • Represent condominium association in defense of claim of negligent maintenance
  • Assisted in the representation of homeowners in their claims of illegal business practices against their association.
  • Assisted in the drafting of by-laws for homeowner associations.
  • Assisted in the representation of homeowners in a lawsuit against their association for an unlawful special assessment
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Ruby Jo “Catie” Smith


Catie Smith is a Senior Attorney with Cobb & Gonzalez, focusing her practice in the areas of construction law, business law, business transactions and community associations.  Ms. Smith has tried dozens of jury and non-jury trials and has extensive courtroom experience.

Ms. Smith graduated from the University of North Florida with bachelor degrees in both Political Science and English. She then attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, graduating Cum Laude and in the top 20% of her class. Ms. Smith was a member of the Trial Team and served as its Vice-President in her third year. She was also a member of the Phi Delta Phil Legal Honors Society and a Chester Bedell Inn of Court pupil. Ms. Smith received book awards in Contracts I, Torts I, Contracts II, Torts II, Property II, and Professional Responsibility.

Ms. Smith is a third-generation Jacksonville native. She resides in Mandarin with her daughter, Autumn, and their two dogs. In her free time, Ms. Smith enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

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