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.
Hourly ($325-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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I worked for Emily on an "of counsel" basis for about a year after I graduated law school. Emily is one of the most passionate, dedicated and empathetic lawyers I have ever met. She is extremely talented. I have no reservations endorsing her and referring my clients to her.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Massachusetts Superlawyers List||Massachusetts Superlawyers||2015|
|2014 Massachusetts Superlawyers list||Massachusetts Superlawyers||2014|
|2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2013|
|Attorney/Partner||Smith Lee Nebenzahl LLP||2011 - Present|
|Attorney/Owner||Smith Lee LLC||2009 - 2011|
|Partner||McDermott Will & Emery||2002 - 2009|
|Associate||McDermott, Will & Emery||1996 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Law, Your Money and You||Advisory Board Chair||2014 - Present|
|Sharon School Committee||Vice Chair||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts||Member||2005 - Present|
|Fen-Phen Diet Drug Litigation||Dismissal from all actions|
|Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine v. Saint Peter's University Hospital||Settled|
|Applied Analytics v. Clinical Data||Dismissal|
|See all legal cases|
|GMA Forum||THE CHANGING FACE OF FOOD SAFETY LAW||2007|
|ABA The Brief, 32-43||FOOD FIGHTS- GENETICALLY MODIFED FOOD AND THE LAW||2007|
|Boston College Law Review||REPRESSED MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE||1996|
|Boston College Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Johns Hopkins University||Political Science||BA||1993|