Columbia Maryland Personal Injury Attorney

Ellicott City Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Injuries and Howard County Criminal Defense Lawyer

“I was ecstatic about the result of my case. Your thoroughness and preparation was unbelievable. You brought out facts that I didn’t even remember. Without a doubt, I would recommend you to anyone. My whole family, who sat in on my trial, would recommend you to anyone. Your courtroom presence was very impressive. Not only were you exceptional, but your whole staff was exceptional. You told me to trust you and I trusted you completely.”
P.B. -Glen Burnie, MD

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For more than 30 years, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has been fighting for people’s rights and protecting their interests in Maryland civil and criminal courts.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results — has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer.
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland by Super Lawyers (2014)
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating of 4.5 or higher on 5.0 scale – less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Top Attorneys in Maryland (American Registry)(2013)
  • Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell (2013)
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law  by The American Lawyer Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell (2013)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (by invitation only and limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state).
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Highest Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (25 consecutive years).

These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Mr. Smith has represented judges and their family members, lawyers, law students, police officers and courthouse employees in both personal injury and criminal law cases. Most of our law firm’s cases come from repeat clients and clients who were referred to us by satisfied former clients and other lawyers in the area.

Getting the Compensation you Need After a Serious Injury

If you were injured because of someone else’s negligent, careless or reckless actions, you deserve justice and financial compensation. As a Howard County personal injury attorney, Mr. Smith has obtained some of the highest personal injury verdicts and settlements in his area. Learn more about what our law firm can do for you in car accident, personal injury and wrongful death cases involving:

Thorough, Prepared and Aggressive Criminal Defense

Defense attorney Smith represents adults and juveniles in Maryland criminal courts in cases ranging from drunk driving to murder. He has literally written the book for other Maryland lawyers on how to handle criminal cases in the state of Maryland.**

A former prosecutor, Mr. Smith understands criminal law from both sides. His thorough preparation and keen understanding of criminal law enables him to provide a strong and effective defense.

Contact Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and negligence, criminal defense and drunk driving / DUI defense throughout Maryland, including the cities of Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, and Baltimore. Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

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Jonathan Scott Smith will fight for you. Call 410-740-0101 or e-mail the firm to schedule a consultation.


*AV® Preeminent™, BV® Distinguished™, and Rated are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

** Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith is the author of Maryland Criminal Procedure: Forms and Analysis (Second Edition), West Group (published June, 1995; Library of Congress #95-76883) and Maryland Criminal Procedure Forms, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company (published April, 1988; Library of Congress #87-83520).