PTS Financial Services’ General Counsel Promoted to Vice President

Charles Smitherman III, PhD accepts position as PTS’ Vice President of Financial Services

Calhoun, GA, October 5, 2017 — PTS Financial Services is proud to announce the promotion of their General Counsel, Charles Smitherman III, PhD to Vice President of Financial Services.

Smitherman received his Juris Doctor degree with a focus in corporate law, contract law, and international law from the University of Georgia School of Law. He earned his Master of Legal Research with Distinction and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford in England. Smitherman has published numerous academic publications including the book, “Transatlantic Merger Cases: United States – European Community Merger Review Cooperation” (Cameron May Press – London, 2007).

Smitherman served as the Editor in Chief for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and on the editorial board for the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. From 2003-2005 he was a Tutor in Law at the University College London Faculty of Law, where he taught and led seminars on property law. Smitherman has assisted with examinations in antitrust and competition law for the University of Oxford Faculty of Law. He acted as a guest lecturer at law schools in the United States and Europe, including at the University of Georgia School of Law where he led a course on international legal research and writing, and worked as a research assistant to academics at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law and the University of Georgia. Smitherman has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 2002 and from 2006 to 2015 was practicing corporate law and commercial litigation at a private practice in Dalton, GA. Smitherman has been serving full time as PTS General Counsel since August 2014.

Tony Farrell, CEO of PTS, stated, “We are excited at PTS for the advancement of such a high-quality attorney to lead the Financial Services Division. We have always strived to be the best at what we do, and in today’s business world it’s never been more important to stay compliant with state and federal regulations. Having Charles direct our team of professionals will keep us one step ahead and will only make us better at what we do. I have always believed in doing things the right way, and taking the “high road” has been the most important part of our business. I am very confident in Charles’ abilities to direct and lead this team to greatness.”


About PTS Financial
PTS Financial Services headquarters is located in Calhoun, Ga. They offer their clients many services including PTS Tax, PTS Auto Club, and PTS Direct Benefits. PTS Tax is a full service, turnkey tax operation in which they partner with other businesses through a hybrid franchise agreement. With the PTS’ Auto and Direct Benefits Club Program they offer their clients the ability to provide their customers with extra benefits by means of discount programs and merchandise protection.

To learn more about PTS Financial Services visit: https://ptsfinancialservices.com/