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).
Licensed since 1972
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||N/A|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Monroe County Bar Association||N/A||1994 - 1995|
|Monroe County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee||Co-Chair||N/A|
|Onondaga County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Judicature Society||Member||N/A|
|The Labor Lawyer (ABA)||Understanding How to Apply the DSM-IV to a Case Under the ADA||2002|
|Unknown||An Employee Compliance Checklist, The Employment Provisions of the ADA||1992|
|Employee Relations Law Journal||Accommodating the Americans with Disabilities Act to Collective Bargaining Obligations under the NLRA||1992|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|Syracuse University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1969|
|New England Consortium of State Labor Relations Agencies’ Annual Summer Program||Dealing with the Interplay of the ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Statutes in a Union Setting||N/A|