also known as J.D. Smith
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J.D. is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Business Litigation Specialist, receiving his law degree from the University of Florida in 1990. His principal practice areas include construction law, business law and intellectual property litigation.
Prior to entering law school, J.D. earned his M.B.A. degree from Louisiana Tech University, and worked for General Electric and W.R. Grace in marketing, manufacturing and finance.
A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1977, J. D. spent six years on active duty flying the B-52 bomber. In 1983, J.D. joined the Air Force Reserve flying the AC-130 gunship at Duke Field, FL. From 1998 to 2002, he commanded the MC-130 Combat Shadow squadron at Eglin AFB, FL. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm, Uphold Democracy, and Joint Endeavor. In September 2011, J.D. was mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom and he commanded special operations aircraft flying combat missions in Afghanistan. In 2002, he commanded the 321st Air Expeditionary Wing in Oman. J.D. retired in 2007 as a US Air Force colonel.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1990||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Business Litigation||Florida Bar||1997|
|Owner/CEO||James David Smith, PA||2010 - Present|
|Partner||McDonald Fleming Moorhead||1998 - 2010|
|Attorney||Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon||1990 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Penscaola Chapter||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Pensacola American Inn of Court||Member||2004 - 2007|
|Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Collection Law - Florida||2012|
|CSI Pensacola||Guide Construction Liens in Florida||2011|
|Lorman Education Services publication||Collection Law in Florida||1999|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Louisiana Tech University||Business Administration||MA - Masters||1981|
|USAF Academy||Engineering Sciences||BS - Bachelor of Science||1977|
|Seminar||Deciding on a Legal Structure for Your Business||2012|
|CSI Pensacola Chapter||Lien and Bond Claims - Florida||2012|
|Collection and Bankruptcy Law||Collection Law-Florida||2012|
|Seminar||Roles and Responsibilities of the Construction Team||2008|
|Seminar||Creating a Winning Record to Avoid Litigation||2007|