Michael J. Smith (DC)

Partner

District of ColumbiaGeorgiaVirginia

Offices

Washington DC

1233 20th Street NW 8th Floor

Washington, DC 20036

Virginia - Fairfax

10511 Judicial Drive

Fairfax, VA 22032

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Class Actions, Collective Actions, and Mass Torts

Commercial Transactions

Construction

Employment

Entertainment, Sports & Recreation

Healthcare

Hospitality

Premises Liability

Product Liability

Employment

Experience

Michael has a commercial litigation practice focusing on business, employment, medical malpractice, and personal injury litigation in state and federal courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia. Additionally, he has extensive experience successfully representing clients in residential and commercial construction disputes. Michael also has a corporate practice in which he analyzes, reviews, and negotiates contracts, residential and commercial leases, and other corporate agreements on behalf of his corporate clients. Michael  was recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers in 2017.

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia 
  • Georgia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Notable Matters

  • Negotiated terms of equity purchase agreement for multi-million dollar government contractor, including terms of non-compete agreements for employees.
  • Serve as lead counsel on multi-million dollar litigation cases involving products liability, violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, fraud, breach of contract, and negligence.
  • Counsel for breach of contract and fraudulent inducement trial in Fairfax County, Virginia that resulted in $1.4M verdict for client, which was one of the Top 20 of Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2018 as reported by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2007
  • University of Virginia, B.A. 2004

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Fairfax Bar Association