After almost thirteen years as a litigator for a large international law firm in Boston, I decided to bring that experience to a smaller, more flexible practice in my hometown of Sharon, Massachusetts. I joined my prior firm after graduating from law school, and practiced there until October, 2009. While there, I gained experience in business litigation, health care related litigation, product liability and tort defense, litigation involving food safety and genetically engineered food products, contract disputes and disputes involving former employees, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements. I also participated heavily in the firm's pro bono activities, representing indigent clients on issues including special education needs, access to medical care, and access to social services, as well as serving as a teacher for a mock trial program serving Boston middle school students.
I believe that effective legal representation requires not only legal expertise and experience but common sense, creativity, and the ability to hear client concerns. I also believe that many lawsuits can be avoided with early legal advice, but that it is not obvious to many small and medium sized businesses or individuals where to go to get that early advice. The vision of Smith Lee LLC is to build a practice based on these principles, and to provide an affordable and accesible entry point for people with questions about their legal needs as well as experienced and high quality full litigation services if a lawsuit cannot be avoided.
Sharon is in Norfolk County, halfway between Boston Massachusetts and Providence Rhode Island. We have easy access to Boston as well as suburban courts, but can maintain the low overhead of a small town office and therefore keep your costs down.
Hourly ($375-425/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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I have worked with Emily on large, complex, business litigation and smaller, more sensitive employment matters. I have also litigated against Emily as opposing counsel. Emily is one of the most intelligent and dedicated attorneys I have ever worked with or against. She has an impressive mastery of the law and a strategic mind that can find creative solutions to complex problems. She thinks beyond the law too - giving practical advice to clients that is more than just a legal solution. Emily is a tough but compassionate attorney, fully dedicated to her clients. Working with and against her has made me a better lawyer. She has my highest recommendation and endorsement.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Massachusetts Superlawyers List||Massachusetts Superlawyers||2015|
|Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||2015|
|2014 Massachusetts Superlawyers list||Massachusetts Superlawyers||2014|
|2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2013|
|Attorney/Owner||slnlaw LLC||2016 - Present|
|Attorney/Partner||Smith Lee Nebenzahl LLP||2011 - Present|
|Attorney/Owner||Smith Lee LLC||2009 - 2011|
|Partner||McDermott Will & Emery||2002 - 2009|
|Associate||McDermott, Will & Emery||1996 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Law, Your Money and You||Advisory Board Chair||2014 - Present|
|Sharon School Committee||Vice Chair||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts||Member||2005 - Present|
|Gonyou v. TriWire Engineering||Settled|
|Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine v. Saint Peter's University Hospital||Settled|
|Fen-Phen Diet Drug Litigation||Dismissal from all actions|
|See all legal cases|
|GMA Forum||THE CHANGING FACE OF FOOD SAFETY LAW||2007|
|ABA The Brief, 32-43||FOOD FIGHTS- GENETICALLY MODIFED FOOD AND THE LAW||2007|
|Boston College Law Review||REPRESSED MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE||1996|
|Boston College Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Johns Hopkins University||Political Science||BA||1993|