Scott Smith, Esq.

Scott Smith Injury Law
4440 PGA Blvd., Suite 306
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561-675-0840
www.ScottSmithInjuryLaw.com


Education:

       
  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1998
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  • B.S., Dean's List, Florida State University, 1995
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  • United States Air Force Academy, 1991-93

Bar Admissions:

       
  • Florida, 1998
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  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2001
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  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2001
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  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2001
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  • U.S Court of Appeals Eleventh District, 2001
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  • U.S Supreme Court, 2007

Published Works:

       
  • "Tractor-Trailer Underride Accident Analysis: Steering the Case to a Positive Result," Palm Beach County Justice Association Briefings Newsletter, Spring 2007
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  • ”Services of Process: Gaining Substitute Service on the Operator or Owner of A Motor Vehicle”, Florida Justice Association Journal, January 2005

Classes/Seminars Taught:

       
  • Lecturer: "Retrieving and Organizing Medical Records for Your Lawyer," Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants Seminar, Florida Justice Association Annual Convention, June 2007
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  • Presenter: "Cross Examination of the Defense Medical Expert," Florida Justice Association Trial Advocacy Seminar, April 2007
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  • Lecturer: "Redirect of the Plaintiff's Economist at Trial," Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, February 2007
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  • Presenter: "Cross-Examination of Medical Doctor", Florida Justice Association Trial Advocacy Seminar, August 2006
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  • Moderator: Florida Justice Association Collateral Source Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2005
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  • Lecturer: “Direct Examination of Driver”, Florida Justice Association Trial Advocacy Seminar, August 2003

Awards and Honors:

       
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Rating
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  • Professional Associations & Leadership Activities:
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  • Board Member: Florida Justice Association
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  • Board Member: Palm Beach County Justice Association
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  • Board Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association, North County Section (2007-2008)
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  • Member: Florida Bar Association Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (2007-2010)
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  • Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association PI/Wrongful Death CLE Committee, Chair (2007-2008)
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  • Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association Circuit Court Civil Practice Committee (2007-2008)
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  • Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference Committee (2007-2008)
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  • Member: Florida Justice Association Key Contacts Committee, Chair (2007-2008)
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  • Member of Interstate Trucking Litigation Group: American Association for Justice
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  • Member: American Bar Association
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  • Board Member and Eagle Patron: Florida Justice Association
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  • Member: Martin County Bar Association
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  • Member: Palm Beach County Justice Association
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  • Member: Southern Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Member: The Florida Bar

Former Young Lawyers Section, Secretary (2003-2004), Chairman-Elect (2004-2005) and Chairman (2005-2006): Florida Justice Association

Former Co-Chairperson (2002) - Honorable E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition: American Association for Justice

Former Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Committee (2002-2003) and Lawyers for Literacy Committee (2002-2003): Palm Beach County Bar Association

Scott B. Smith is an experienced and accomplished Palm Beach personal injury and trial lawyer who represents his clients aggressively and competently. This is evident in Mr. Smith's AV rating Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review rating process. An AV rating is Martindale's highest possible peer review rating that takes into account the ability and ethics of the lawyer as well as confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon those lawyers who not only exude extraordinary legal capability but also adhere to strict ethics while practicing.

Mr. Smith concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He represents individuals and families who have suffered injury in an auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, commercial motor vehicle accident, boating accident, elevator accident, stand-up forklift accident, train accident, aviation accident and slip & fall accident. Scott also represents those injured by a defective product. In addition, he represents families who have lost a loved one due to another's negligence.

Scott has been involved in bringing hundreds of cases to resolution by settlement agreement or jury verdict. He has been lead counsel or co-counsel on numerous cases that resulted in settlements or jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars. Scott has litigated against hundreds of different persons and/or entities. His experience in handling significant personal injury cases and wrongful death cases allows for him to offer quality representation to his clients who have been harmed in an auto accident, truck accident, boating accident, elevator accident, aviation accident, commercial motor vehicle accident or by a defective product.

Scott B. Smith is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Certification identifies Mr. Smith as an attorney with special knowledge, skills and proficiency in civil trial law and distinguishes him as a specialist in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Of Florida's 80,000 attorneys, only 4,200 approximately are Board Certified. Board Certified lawyers are deemed preeminent in legal competence and ethics in their particular area of Board Certification.

Scott is available to speak with you directly about your accident and ensuing injuries. In addition to aggressively and competently representing his clients, he also treats all of his clients with respect and care. Please do hesitate to contact Scott and the firm by calling (561) 622-0622 or (888) 622-0644. Scott and the firm remain committed to fighting for the justice of the injured.