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J. Brent Smith has been a practicing trial lawyer for over 10 years. During his career he has litigated cases in multiple states including Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma and California. He is licensed to practice law in four states and has been admitted to practice in multiple Federal Jurisdictions.

He has litigated a broad range of cases including medical malpractice, nursing home, products liability, intellectual property, pharmaceutical mass torts, consumer class actions, commercial litigation, and anti-trust class actions.

In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Smith was selected by The National Trial Lawyers for inclusion in The Top 40 under 40. The National Trial Lawyers: The Top 40 under 40 identifies individuals younger than the age of 40 that exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trial lawyer. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

In 2015 he was also selected for the Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Mr. Smith has obtained many multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, including his first million dollar verdict at age 26 assisting the founder of Bounds Law Group, J. Clancey Bounds. Mr. Smith was named in Verdict Search’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2006 involving a $25,000,000 patent infringement jury verdict.

Prior to joining the Bounds Law Group, Mr. Smith worked for several years in the banking and financial industry and then spent 7 years with the nationally-renowned Maher Law Firm (formerly known as Maher, Guiley, and Maher) devoting the majority of his practice to personal injury, wrongful death, class action litigation, complex commercial litigation, and products liability.

Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in finance, from the University of Florida in 2000 and thereafter obtained his Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 2004.


Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 35%
    10 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 35%
    10 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    10 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    10 years
  5. Patent Infringement: 5%
    9 years, 5 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Matthew Paul Ferry

    I have known Mr. Smith for over ten years. Since 2005, Mr. Smith has represented the victims of personal injury matters. He is an outstanding lawyer and person who has devoted his long legal career to representing the victims in Personal Injury matters. As important as his extensive and specialized legal knowledge in the area of Personal Injury, Mr. Smith is the consummate professional in his interactions with Judges, opposing counsel, Court personnel and the families that have been victimized by another's negligent conduct. I endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Ferry Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Bounds Law Group

1751 North Park Avenue
Maitland, FL, 32751


DCActive 200605/25/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200509/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBounds Law Group2012 - Present
AttorneyMaher Law Firm2005 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Fraternity / Honor Society)N/AN/A
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
800 Adept, Inc. v Murex Securities, Ltd., Murex Licensing Corporation, Targus Information Corporation, and West CorporationN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of FloridaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2000