Insuring People & Business Since 1868

As one of the oldest insurance brokerage firms in the United States, J. Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, leads the industry through unparalleled specialization in the management of business, alternative risk, employee benefits, and personal insurance needs.

Through a network of offices located throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, our employees design state-of-the-art programs that complement a full range of risk management solutions coupled with the support of resource professionals who are unmatched in the industry. And, combined with the resources of our parent company,  you can be certain that no matter where you grow or what you do, we can offer you the advice and support you need.

J. Smith Lanier & Co. has a reputation of professionalism, outstanding technical skills, unique problem-solving ability and integrity. Our goal is to establish long-term partnerships with our clients by providing exceptional service that inspires customer confidence and trust.


At the time we moved our business to J. Smith Lanier & Co., we had been with the same carrier for 13 or 14 years.  We had gotten comfortable and not taken other quotes for quite awhile. We decided to allow JSL to present a proposal, and they ended up putting together a proposal that saved our company $300,000 the first year.  We moved the business to JSL 17 years ago, and have never regretted it since.