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Derek T. Smith

Practice areas:

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Employment & Labor, Civil Rights, Litigation, Wrongful Termination

About Me

Born:

 




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



 


College:

 





University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., 1991



 


Law School:

 





Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1994; Université de Droit, Marseille, France



 


Membership:

 




New York State Trial Lawyers; National Employment Lawyers Association; NELA/NY.



 


Practice Areas:

 





Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; Civil Rights Litigation; Employment Law; Wronful Termination; Civil Litigation



 


Admissions:

 



1995, New York; 1996, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania



 


Biography:

 




Derek T. Smith is an experienced New York City labor & employment law litigator. Attorney Smith has particular experience in the areas of discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights litigation, employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Smith received his J.D. in 1994 from the Dickinson School of Law, his B.A. in 1991 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and studied at the Université de Droit, d"Economie, et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence France.




 




He is admitted to the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.




He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA"),  National Employment Lawyers Association of New York ("NELA/NY"),  New York State Trial Lawyers ("NYSTLA") and practices in both the New York and Philadelphia offices.




 




Mr. Smith is also a Judge in the the annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition as well as a Judge in the Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court Competition.




Mr. Smith has personally litigated and resolved numerous high profile cases against multi-billion dollar corporations.




Mr. Smith is fluent in English and French.




 




 

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Languages Spoken: English, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    6 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    6 years
  3. Discrimination: 20%
    6 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200705/24/2015
PAActive199605/31/2015
NJActive199605/29/2015
NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneysNewsweek2013
Top Verdicts of 2012Verdict Search2012
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2011
Moot Court CompetitionRobert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court CompetitionN/A
Intramural Moot Court CompetitionJudge in the Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court Competition.N/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDerek Smith Law Group, PLLC2009 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Liliana Sanchez vs. MetTel INC., METTEL, and MANHATTAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATIONN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
New York Employment Law BlogNY Discrimination Lawyer Derek Smith Wins $4M Jury Verdict Against New York Presbyterian Hospital2015
New York Law JournalTop Employment Law Verdict in New York2012
New York Law JournalReported Case - Graham v. Neutrogena2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court CompetitionLabor and Employment Law2013
Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court CompetitionMoot Court Judge2006