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On November 8, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case of Rudisill v. McDonough.
This was a historic moment for William “Trey” Smith III of Cedar Valley as he became the first Antiguan to be part of such a case.
He was among the lawyers from Troutman Pepper who represented James Rudisill, a veteran who served in the U.S Army three times between 2000 and 2011, on a pro bono basis.
The case is significant because it has implications for over a million veterans across the United States. William obtained his primary and secondary education from schools such as St. Andrew’s Primary School, St. Joseph’s Academy, and Island Academy.
He is also a former swimmer who represented Antigua at the Commonwealth Youth Games. In 2018, he graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, and in 2021, he obtained his law degree from Washington and Lee School of Law.
He has since joined Troutman Pepper, a prominent national law firm, where he practices regulatory law. William’s parents are Marie-Elena John and William Smith, and he is the nephew of Dr. Sir Joseph “Joey” John.