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

These testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome or results of any other legal matter.

“I appreciated your tenacity and conscientious attitude during this challenging case. In the face of constant opposition from the other side, you stood firm and did not back down. I commend you on your resilience and resolve to win this case. It is quite clear from your legal presentations that you worked extremely long and hard. On a more personal side, I will never forget your gentle expression of compassion and kindness towards my family.”

Rosalind D.

“I was horrified when my baby was injured at the hospital because of a nurse’s careless error. My husband and I wanted an experienced and successful attorney to handle our medical malpractice case. That’s why we chose Mr. Smith. He thoroughly prepared and presented our case. As a result, our family received a fair settlement, and didn’t have to go to court.”

M.J.F. – Laurel, MD

“I chose Mr. Smith because he was very honest and his knowledge of the law is superb. He explained every detail to me so that I understood everything along the way. He made me trust him and believe in him. His professional ethics and knowledge, thorough preparation, and care for the client are outstanding. His office staff was always very responsive and always got back to me right away.”

C.B. – Dunwoody, GA

“I was convicted of drunk driving before. When I was arrested for drunk driving a third time, I knew I was in big trouble. I was afraid of losing my driver’s license and going to jail. I called Mr. Smith because a friend of mine had used him and was very happy with the results. Mr. Smith defended me aggressively and took the case to trial. I was relieved and grateful when I was found not guilty of all charges. Mr. Smith also represented me at the MVA hearing. The judge took no action and I was able to get my driver’s license back.”

K.S. – Sykesville, MD

“Please accept our sincere thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful way you handled the case. Needless to say, we were at a total loss when faced with the prospect of having to hire an attorney. We’d never been in that position before. On my initial call, your receptionist was so pleasant and kind. When speaking with your assistant, I got an immediate sense that she cared about our situation. After all is said and done, we feel truly blessed to have found such an experienced, knowledgeable and caring attorney to entrust our welfare to. Again, thank you so much for everything.”

B.A.J. – Upper Marlboro, MD

“I can’t say enough about what an incredible job Mr. Smith did for me. When I was arrested for drunk driving again, I was afraid of going to jail. I never even thought an acquittal would be possible, and I was surprised and grateful when I was found not guilty of all charges. He was phenomenal in the courtroom.”

K.B. – Hanover, MD

“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

A letter to Mr. Smith’s Legal Assistant: “Thank you for all of your help. … You kept me informed and addressed all of my requests and concerns and you did it in a patient, courteous and professional manner. … I thank God for special people like you who know when and how to be sympathetic and yet very effectively helpful.”

D.M. – Towson, MD

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. We knew going into this, it was a long shot. You were so well prepared. You know, I have been around a lot of lawyers and have sat through many hearings over the past 14 years, and it is a rarity to find a real live attorney. There are no words to say how your diligence was truly appreciated. You are a rare breed. Thank you for taking the time, thank you for really caring.”

Mary S.

“I just wanted to express my deep appreciation for the representation that you and your staff provided for me. From my original meetings with yourself, to the final day in court. All of my phone calls were expedited with professionalism and concern by everyone.”

Alex K.

“You were well prepared, very professional and competent. Your trial skills are outstanding. I went to court with confidence. I can see why you are well respected in the legal community; you gave 110% to me and my case.”

Ruth P.

“Gratitude just doesn’t seem to express the depth of what I feel. I’ve felt like a baby bird that had been hurled from its nest in the midst of a hurricane. I’ve seen you pick me up and protect me. You’ve provided wise counsel and have acted in my best interest, openly and honestly. Thank you for being a person of integrity.”

Denise B.

“I cannot express the appreciation I have for how you have handled my case and the work you have done for me. . . . Your professionalism and customer service is excellent and in this day and age it is hard to find people that conduct business as well as you have. . . . You presented yourself as a man of integrity and you could walk the walk and talk the talk. . . . I’ve boasted to everyone how I have the best lawyer and the ruling in my case definitely reflects that.”

C.A. – Bel Air, MD

“I am writing to thank you for all you have done for me and my family regarding my situation. When it first happened I was scared and didn’t know the legal system and what the effect would be on me and my family. But, when I first met with you I found you confident and experienced with other people who were in similar situations and I felt much better. … I was very happy with the outcome of the trial and that was all because of you.”

Ryan S.

“Thank you for your hard work on my case. Your knowledge of the law and legal strategies were excellent. I was extremely impressed with your ability to argue any point to the judge, and back it up with the law. Not only did you win my case, but you convinced the judge to order all of my legal fees to be paid by the other party. I appreciate your diligence and am extremely pleased with the outcome.”

P.D. - Glenwood, MD

"I was horrified when my baby was injured at the hospital because of a nurse's careless error. My husband and I wanted an experienced and successful attorney to handle our medical malpractice case. That's why we chose Mr. Smith. He thoroughly prepared and presented our case. As a result, our family received a fair settlement, and didn't have to go to court."

M.J.F. – Laurel, MD

  • Maryland Super Lawyer (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • 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).
  • Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell (2015).
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell (2015)
  • “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (2016, 2015, 2014)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (by invitation only and limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state).
  • Washington DC and Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers (Legal Leaders Magazine)(2014).
  • Top Attorneys in Maryland (American Registry)(2013).
  • Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell (2013, 2012).
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law by The American Lawyer Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell (2013).
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Highest Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (28 consecutive years).
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Awarded to fewer than 1% of U.S. Attorneys who have Obtained Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts, Awards and Settlements).

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


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