Evelyn Sullen Smith

Adjunct Professor of Law

Evelyn Sullen Smith


  • J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
  • B.S., Michigan State University


  • Commercial contracting
  • Litigation management
  • Labor and employment
  • Corporate transactions


Evelyn Sullen Smith is the General Counsel—Americas and Secretary of Mettler-Toledo, LLC, the world’s largest manufacturer of precision weighing systems and measurement instrumentation. She manages the legal affairs for the North American sales and marketing operations, including corporate governance, employment, commercial and government contracting, and litigation management. Prior to joining Mettler-Toledo, Ms. Smith was corporate counsel at Volkswagen of America, Inc., an associate of Clark Hill PLC, a trial attorney of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and law clerk to the Honorable Denise Page Hood, U.S. District Court (E.D. Michigan). Ms. Smith has a B.S. in Public Affairs Management from Michigan State University and her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. Ms. Smith is also an adjunct professor of Capital University Law School and sits several boards including Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority, Columbus City Schools’ Neighborhood School Development Partnership, and the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s Advisory Board. In 2011, she received the Diversity Champion Award given by the Ohio Diversity Council. In 2012 she was awarded the Dent-Murphy Trailblazer Award given by Michigan State University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association and received the Top Corporate Counsel Award in the category of Mentor/Coach from Columbus Business First. Ms. Smith is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Columbus Alumnae Chapter. She resides in Westerville, Ohio with husband, Jason, and daughters Mikaili and Tori. 


Additional professional experience

Ms Smith enjoys running, gold, and tennis.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)