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Emily E. Smith-Lee

Emily E. Smith-Lee

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Employment & Labor, Contracts & Agreements, Agriculture, Health Care

About Me

After almost thirteen years as a litigator for a large international law firm in Boston, I decided to bring that experience to a smaller, more flexible practice in my hometown of Sharon, Massachusetts.  I joined my prior firm after graduating from law school, and practiced there until October, 2009.  While there, I gained experience in business litigation, health care related litigation, product liability and tort defense, litigation involving food safety and genetically engineered food products, contract disputes and disputes involving former employees, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements.  I also participated heavily in the firm's pro bono activities, representing indigent clients on issues including special education needs, access to medical care, and access to social services, as well as serving as a teacher for a mock trial program serving Boston middle school students. 


 


I believe that effective legal representation requires not only legal expertise and experience but common sense, creativity, and the ability to hear client concerns.   I also believe that many lawsuits can be avoided with early legal advice, but that it is not obvious to many small and medium sized businesses or individuals where to go to get that early advice.  The vision of Smith Lee LLC is to build a practice based on these principles, and to provide an affordable and accesible entry point for people with questions about their legal needs as well as experienced and high quality full litigation services if a lawsuit cannot be avoided. 


 


Sharon is in Norfolk County, halfway between Boston Massachusetts and Providence Rhode Island.  We have easy access to Boston as well as suburban courts, but can maintain the low overhead of a small town office and therefore keep your costs down.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 60%
    19 years, 100 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    19 years, 60 cases
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    19 years, 25 cases
  4. Health Care: 5%
    19 years, 10 cases
  5. Agriculture: 5%
    16 years, 5 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($295-315/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

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    Emily is an excellent attorney. She is thoughtful and creative and her legal writing skills are beyond compare. I have had the opportunity to witness Emily appear in court many times and have been consistently impressed with her ability to persuade the judge and think on her feet. Not only is she a great lawyer, but she is also a great person and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with her.

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    Dana McSherry Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Nicole Angela Colby Longton

    I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Smith-Lee. She is an outstanding litigator and I would not hesitate to refer cases to her.

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    Nicole Longton Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Smith Lee Nebenzahl LLP

One Post Office Square
Sharon, MA, 02067

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199604/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers ListMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PartnerSmith Lee Nebenzahl LLP2011 - Present
Attorney/OwnerSmith Lee LLC2009 - 2011
PartnerMcDermott Will & Emery2002 - 2009
AssociateMcDermott, Will & Emery1996 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Shore Women's Business NetworkN/A2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Bar Association of Norfolk CountyMember2009 - Present
Sharon Alternative Elementary School AssociationPresident2008 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Fen-Phen Diet Drug LitigationDismissal from all actions
Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine v. Saint Peter's University HospitalSettled
Applied Analytics v. Clinical DataDismissal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
GMA ForumTHE CHANGING FACE OF FOOD SAFETY LAW2007
ABA The Brief, 32-43FOOD FIGHTS- GENETICALLY MODIFED FOOD AND THE LAW2007
Boston College Law ReviewREPRESSED MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Johns Hopkins UniversityPolitical ScienceBA1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Law, Your Money and YouAvoiding Foreclosure2011
The Law, Your Money and YouForeclosure in Massachusetts2011