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Jonathan Scott Smith

Jonathan Scott Smith

Practice areas:

Litigation, Personal Injury

About Me

Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated former prosecutor with over 30 years of experience in aggresively fighting and achieving successful results for his clients.  We limit the cases we handle so that we can give you the personal attention you need and deserve.  We excel at solving problems for our clients, often resolving legal issues without having to go to court.  When court is necessary, Mr. Smith will fight hard for you, and provide thorough and quality representation.  Please visit our websites for numerous testimonials from many satisfied clients.  (jonathanscottsmithlaw.com and howard-county-criminal-law.com). 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    35 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    35 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • H. Mark Bobotek

    Jonathan helped my family tremendously in auto accident/insurance coverage litigation. He took the lead in a situation that was so complex that even the lawyers involved couldn't understand it. He clarified it for all involved, moved things forward, and settled them. As a fellow attorney, but one who does not personally do litigation, I have the highest regard for his skill, professionalism and dedication.

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    H. Bobotek Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lee Jay Eidelberg

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott was a highly respective member and colleague of mine at the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office before entering private practice. His reputation for protecting the rights of accident and medical malpractice victims is stellar and his sharing of that expertise as a contributing member of the Maryland Association of Justice is well received and appreciated.

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    Lee Eidelberg Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jonathan Scott Smith , LLC

10490 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 200
Columbia, MD, 21044-4960

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive197906/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Baltimore School of Law1979
Heisler Honor SocietyUniversity of Baltimore School of Law1979
EditorUniversity of Baltimore Law Review1979
Book Award: Trusts & EstatesLawyer Cooperative Publishing Company1979
Merit AwardUniversity of Baltimore School of Law1978
Moot Court ChampionUniversity of Baltimore School of Law1978
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Baltimore1977
Merit AwardUniversity of Baltimore1977
Merit AwardUniversity of Baltimore School of Law1977
Moot Court ChampionUniversity of Baltimore School of Law1977
Outstanding Delegation AwardHarvard National Model United Nations1976
Senatorial ScholarshipMaryland State Senate1975
Alumni Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Baltimore1975
Who's Who Among Rising Young AmericansN/AN/A
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaN/AN/A
Who's Who in the WorldN/AN/A
Who's Who in Practicing AttorneysN/AN/A
Who's Who in American LawN/AN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and Managing MemberJonathan Scott Smith, LLC1984 - Present
Assistant State's AttorneyState's Attorney for Baltimore County1980 - 1984

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland Association for Justice, Nursing Home SectionChair2009 - 2010
Maryland Association for Justice, Nursing Home SectionChair2008 - 2009
Maryland Association for Justice, Nursing Home SectionChair2007 - 2008
Maryland Association for Justice, Nursing Home SectionVice Chair2006 - 2007
Howard County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionCo-Chair1999 - 2000
Hon. James Macgill American Inn of CourtPresident1996 - 1997
Hon. James Macgill American Inn of CourtPresident-Elect1995 - 1996
Hon. James Macgill American Inn of CourtSecretary/Treasurer1994 - 1995
Hon. James Macgill American Inn of CourtSecretary/Treasurer1993 - 1994
Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association)Member1980 - Present
Howard County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Maryland v. John DoeNot Guilty -- All Charges
Shawn Sherman v. Bradley Matulevich, et alVerdict $811,921

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Maryland Trial ReporterExpert Report Requirement in Maryland’s Medical Malpractice Statute (Complying With Walzer v. Osborne)2007
West GroupMaryland Criminal Procedure: Forms and Analysis (Second Edition)1995
Lawyers Cooperative PublishingMaryland Criminal Procedure Forms1988
Maryland Trial ReporterThe Status of the Defense of Diminished Capacity in Maryland Criminal Cases1982
University of Baltimore Law ReviewState and Local Legislative Powers: An Analysis of the Conflict and Preemption Doctrines in Maryland1979

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of BaltimoreN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Baltimore School of LawGoing Solo: Solo Practitioner Panel2010
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Nursing Home Section, Hot Topics in Long-Term Care LitigationUsing Administrative Regulations, Professional Codes, and Health Care Provider Policies and Procedures to Prove Violations of the Standards of Care2008
Maryland Association for Justice, Medical Negligence SectionMedical Negligence SeminarSurviving the Court of Appeals: Certificates of Merit and Reports Post Walzer and Carroll,” “The Maryland Med Mal Case: Learn from the Experts2008
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Negligence Section,TeleSeminarSurviving After Walzer & The Continuing Battle Over Ex Parte Communications2007
MICPEL, Evaluating, Investigating and Preparing a Nursing Home Negligence CaseProving Violation of the Standard of Care” and “Damages: Wrongful Death and Survival Actions”2004
Hon. James Macgill American Inn of Court, Monthly Presentation MeetingAttorney's Fees: Law and Practice1994
Hon. James Macgill American Inn of Court, Monthly Presentation MeetingThe Trouble with Lawyers/The Trouble with Judges1993
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Arbitration ProgramHave You Considered Arbitration?1992
Hon. James Macgill American Inn of CourtDemonstration on Medical Expert Testimony (Direct and Cross-Examination of Orthopedic Surgeon)1992
Hon. James Macgill American Inn of CourtCase Preparation and Use of the Trial Notebook1992
University of Baltimore School of Law, Criminal Procedure: A ‘How To’ with an Emphasis on EthicsCharging Documents1990
Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, Basic Trial Advocacy CourseFinding Weaknesses in the Prosecution’s Case1989
Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, Basic Trial Advocacy CourseCase Preparation, Interviewing Witnesses and Using a Trial Notebook1983