Mark D. Smith



[email protected]

Evansville Office

20 N.W. First Street, Suite 200
Evansville, IN 47708

Phone: (812) 425-5200
Fax: (812) 425-2464


St. Louis University, J.D., cum laude

University of Missouri Rolla, B.S., Civil Engineering

Mark D. Smith


Mark D. Smith is an Associate at Manion Stigger, LLP. Mark has over twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry as both an attorney and a civil engineer. Before attending law school, Mark was a civil designer and project manager for a major engineering firm headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri where he created designs for structural plans, property development, and wastewater treatment. In that role, he proactively minimized risks and solved problems involving various types of infrastructure.

Additionally, Mark served as a project engineer for the City of Saint Louis for ten years providing construction management for heavy commercial construction projects valued at over $20 million while gaining extensive knowledge about the performance of construction contracts and the issues that can arise. He also served the City of Saint Louis, Building Division for six years as a building inspector and code enforcement official for the Building Commissioner where he researched and applied city ordinances and investigated alleged violations. While working for the City, he was called upon as a citing officer and witness in administrative judicial actions.

Mark effectively utilizes his diverse experiences and insights to advise general contractor clients on contracting, dispute resolution, and risk management. He handles numerous construction disputes including owner non-payment, subcontractor failures, defective work claims, delays, unforeseen conditions, change order requests, lien and bond claims, union/non-union work, bankruptcy, and others.

  • Served as project manager for heavy commercial construction projects involving airport infrastructure in excess of $20 million.
  • Represented the City of Saint Louis in the negotiation, performance inspection, and enforcement of construction contracts in conjunction with the President of the Board of Public Service.
  • Served as liaison between the City of St. Louis and consultants working under professional service agreements, airport tenants, and other companies working under service contracts.
  • Assisted clients in various civil and structural designs for developing and building projects.

American Bar Association

  • Forum on Construction Law, Division II: Contract Documents
  • Litigation Section, Construction Litigation Committee

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Indiana

Supreme Court of Missouri

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri