Maryland Wrongful Death

Top Rated Columbia Wrongful Death Lawyer

A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit for damages when a loved one’s death is caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or mistreatment. A wrongful death claim may be brought by a husband, wife, parent, adult child, minor child, brother, or sister of the victim.

Legal claims for a family member’s death include compensation for the following:


  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Earnings
  • Funeral Expenses
  • The victim’s pain and suffering, injuries, and disfigurement
  • The family’s loss of the relationship, including mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, and loss of comfort, companionship, and advice.

Highly Respected Wrongful Death Attorney

Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated trial lawyer, with over 35 years of courtroom experience. As you can see by his background, Jonathan Scott Smith is an experienced, respected, and credentialed trial attorney. He has successfully handled injury cases for the past two decades. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past 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).
  • “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction,” American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 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 (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.

If someone else’s negligence, carelessness, malpractice, abuse, or neglect has caused the death of a family member, you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer and trial attorney. Jonathan Scott Smith will help guide you through this tragic loss, and help you obtain justice and closure. Call 410-740-0101 now, or fill out our intake form, to schedule a consultation.

Thorough Preparation

The care we give to each case gets noticed. It’s what sets our firm apart. And it’s what has earned attorney Smith an AV® Preeminent™ rating* (the highest rating for ethics and legal ability) in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review process from judges and fellow lawyers.

Experienced Howard County Lawyer

Mr. Smith has more than 35 years of courtroom experience in both criminal defense and personal injury cases. He is never hesitant to take a case to court if needed to get a good result. He thoroughly investigates each case he handles and is diligent in preparing for court.

Top Rated Laurel & Ellicott City MD Fatal Accident Attorney

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.

“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.


82-year-old man admitted to Baltimore nursing home for short-term rehabilitation. After discharge, family discovered client’s foot had gangrene, which resulted in amputation and caused his death. Confidential settlement reached in fifth day of trial.



  • Jonathan Scott Smith 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200 ,Columbia, MD 21044-4960

  • Call for consultation 410-740-0101