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Jules Louis Smith

Jules Louis Smith

also known as Jules L. Smith

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Litigation, Employee Benefits, Civil Rights

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About Me

With over 35 years of litigation experience, plan sponsors of single-employer and multiemployer plans, unions, companies and individuals have retained Jules L. Smith to handle the most complex and financially important employee benefits, labor and employment controversies they confront.

A down-to-earth and nationally regarded litigator, Jules tries cases throughout the United States and has been regularly listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the East. His father, also an attorney, imbued him with an abiding desire to help people: “Legal disputes are about people. Don’t ever forget that.”

Jules—born and raised in New York City—serves on several influential community organizations, including: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He previously served on the following organizations: the Board of the United Way of Greater Rochester, Inc.; Chairman of the Board of The Legal Connection, Inc. (providing legal service referrals to the poor); and Chairman of the Board of Rochester Fights Back (a community anti-drug coalition).


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Civil Rights: 25%
  2. Employee Benefits: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Employment & Labor: 25%

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Contact Info

Blitman & King LLP

16 West Main Street
Powers Building, Suite 500
Rochester, NY, 14614-1601


NYCurrently registered 197203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/AN/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Monroe County Bar AssociationN/A1994 - 1995
Monroe County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law CommitteeCo-ChairN/A
Onondaga County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Judicature SocietyMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
The Labor Lawyer (ABA)Understanding How to Apply the DSM-IV to a Case Under the ADA2002
UnknownAn Employee Compliance Checklist, The Employment Provisions of the ADA1992
Employee Relations Law JournalAccommodating the Americans with Disabilities Act to Collective Bargaining Obligations under the NLRA1992

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Syracuse UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New England Consortium of State Labor Relations Agencies’ Annual Summer ProgramDealing with the Interplay of the ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Statutes in a Union SettingN/A