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Michael Owen Smith

Car accident Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   23 reviews

also known as Mass Injury Group


Licensed for 22 years

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Attorney Smith is a successful personal injury attorney who has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his client over the course of his legal career.  He obtained his Bachelors Degree from Boston University School of Management in 1992.  He then obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Suffolk University School of Law in 1999.  Attorney Smith has been practicing law for over 20 years and has over 25 years of experience in the Legal Field.  He was an insurance claims manager prior to becoming an attorney.  He has worked in a General Practice as well as a large Boston Plaintiff Lawfirm as an associate before starting his own law firm.

Attorney Smith and his team specialize in representing individuals who are involved in personal injury matters.  We offer free consultations.  There is no fee to you as the client unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery on your behalf.  In addition to consultations at our office, we are willing to meet with you for a free consultation at your residence of a location convenient to you. 

 When not practicing Law, Attorney Smith enjoys coaching youth sports and spending time with his family.

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Licensed for 22 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 09/19/2022

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
Michael received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2013
Posted by joe | January 27, 2012
if you want a lawyer who works for you not the system call mike
i retained mike for my workman's comp he always had my back Evey time i called or e-mailed him he got back to me the same day always kept me informed and explained everything in lea mans terms i would recommend him for anybody who got hurt on a job he is easy to talk to and
Posted by Melissa | May 12, 2015
awesome attorney
Michael is very reliable,thorough and compassionate!! He worked very hard for me through my horrible car accident. I wud recommend him again for future issues!! Hes very professional n he gets the job done!!! I had my accident in Nov 2014 and received my settlement in May 2015!!! You will never go wrong with attorney michael smith!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2022
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Client
I contacted Michael between Christmas and New Years of 2021 about an accident in June of 2019. He was very upfront with all communications. Within a few months, he was able to negotiate a very acceptable offer. I highly recommend him for his honesty and communication skills.
Posted by Jim | April 28, 2022
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Michael Smith
It was a very smooth experience from start to finish with my case. I always got all my concerns and questions answered. There was never a time of not knowing what lie ahead as I was kept informed. Thank you.
Posted by Christopher | May 7, 2019
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Christopher
Very professional. Always available when I call his office. He keeps me up to date if anything is coming up. I would definitely hire him again if needed.
Posted by Chris | February 20, 2019
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Thank You Mike
Mike Skills as a Lawyer are truly Special. What puts him above the rest is the Person Mike is. He truly cares & that comes through. Thank You Mike for Helping Me during this difficult time in my life.
Posted by Christopher | August 14, 2018
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Superior case work
Hired Mr. Smith to fight my worker comp denial. He worked tirelessly to prepare a valid case and used a lot of Medical evidence to prove my case valid. Although working with the VA and hitting many dead ends along the way, I was able to get him Drs names and contact info as well as copies of all procedures and appts help him put together a very convincing case with the Industrial Accidents Department.
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Posted by Saroeuth | January 4, 2018
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Good lawyer
I am very happy with Micheal smith law office. They have work on 2 of my case and refer both my parents. I highly recommend this law office if anyone want the best lawyer!
Posted by John | December 27, 2017
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satisfied customer
I was very satisfied with the work Michael Smith did on my personal injury case, his patient explanations of the process, timely responses to my queries, and overall trustworthiness and professionalism and abilities.
Posted by Tim | December 27, 2017
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If You Are Injured At Work You Need To Hire Michael Smith Now!
Michael Smith is a fantastic attorney. I hired Michael to represent me in a Workers Compensation case. I was injured and overwhelmed with all of the paperwork, emails and phone calls that I was receiving from the insurance company and my employer. Michael explained all of the complex Workers Comp laws and rules in language that was easy to understand. He quickly responded to all of my emails and phone calls, and he made sure that I received the payments and medical care that I was entitled to receive. If you are injured in a Workers Comp case, you need to hire a lawyer immediately. I waited a few months and it was a big mistake on my part. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for the benefits that you deserve, and that lawyer is Michael Smith!
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2016
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Michael O Smith is absolutely the best!
Having Michael Smith represent me in my workers comp case was the best decision!! Michael and his staff were super nice and very professional!! I was very pleased with the resolution of my case!
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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Professional and effective
Michael Smith and Daniel Faneuf were excellent attorneys. They were extremely professional--always responded quickly to emails and phone calls, always treated me respectfully, were extremely thorough in their treatment of my case, and ultimately settled my case for a very good amount. My experience with them was only positive, if I ever needed an attorney in their field again I would certainly use them again, and I would recommend them to others.
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Posted by Jackie | August 18, 2016
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EXCELLENT Attorney
Attorney Michael O. Smith provided excellent support and advice through my small injury claim and personal injury claim after my car accident. Michael's ability to listen to all the details and then apply his knowledge to each situation was very beneficial to a positive outcome for each case. I would highly recommend Michael O. Smith to anyone that is looking for a caring, hardworking and knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by S.D. | April 28, 2015
highly recommend
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Attorney Michael O. Smith. He was well prepared,knowledgeable and I was completely confident in the case that he prepared. As a result... Attorney Smith won the case for me. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Tammy | December 9, 2014
They take great care of you. Give them a call. You won’t be sorry!
I used the Law Offices of Michael O. Smith for a small personal injury case having been recommended to me by a family attorney. After the first phone call with them I knew I had contacted the right place. Their knowledgeable and professional staff (Daniel) was awesome) put my mind at ease and guided me through a very difficult process. What I thought was going to be a long challenging situation was made so much easier through the caring and attentive lawyers at Michael O. Smith’s office. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for assistance answering questions or looking for help in pursuing a personal injury. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming and you don’t have to suffer. Give them a call. You won’t be sorry!
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Posted by Linda | November 12, 2013
Attorney Michael Smith
I was impressed with Michaels knowledge of the Mass. Workers Comp laws. There was never a time that I felt "in the dark" or that my best interests were not being attended to. If I had a question, he got back to me quickly with an answer I could understand. He made me feel comfortable to ask questions and to call on him at any time. I always felt that he "had my back" and the level of stress that I felt throughout my litigation was very low. He saw my case through to the end with a result that was favorable to me. I would highly recommend Michael to a friend, family member and fellow employee. Should I need/seek legal advice in the future, I will contact Michael.
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Posted by Shannon | November 11, 2013
Quality attorney!
AttorneySmith was very thorough with my case and was always promt with responses to any question I had regarding my case. I would recommend him to anyone in need.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2013
Pedestrian Accident
As a pedestrian I was seriously injured in an auto accident and endured much pain over many months. Attorney Smith was very sympathetic and understanding. He was especially very thorough in preparing my case and worked diligently to make sure that I received all the compensation that I was entitled to. He took extra time to review all medical records and the details of the accident. Without his thoroughness and determination I would not have received the amount of compensation that I did. I highly recommend Attorney Michael O. Smith for any litigation.
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Posted by Chris | August 30, 2013
Job Well Done
Mike was extremely professional. He kept me up on all that was going on with my Workers Comp case. He knew that I was eager to get my life back. He helped me attain that. He is someone that I would definitely recommend for your legal needs. I hope I never need him again. With that being said I wont hesitate one bit to use his services once again. Thanks Again Mike
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2013
Knowledgeable, professional, hard working, and sensitive attorney
Mike represented me when I sustained injuries upon being rear endend in my car by another car. I lost work getting treatment as I got back on my feet. Mike was able to make things right. He worked hard and got for me what was fair. I am grateful for his efforts.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Founder
  • Law Offices of Michael O. Smith
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Marcotte Law Firm
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Murphy & Beane
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Claims Manager
  • Murphy & Beane
  • 1993 - 1999
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Withheld v Travelers Ins.
  • Settled $255,000.00
  • Withheld v Commerce
  • $125,000.00 Settled
  • Withheld v Rock Climbing Gym
  • $120,000.00 after mediation
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Associations

  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • accreditation
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • Attorney
  • 1999 - Present
  • Glassman Law
  • Director of WC Department
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Marcotte Law
  • Manager / Associate of SSDI Dept
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Self Insured Employers Association
  • Manager
  • 1993 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Khmer
  • French
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Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top personal injury lawyer in Boston
  • Expertise.com
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • A+ rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Level
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Excellent Rating Badge
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Honorable Mention - Legal Writing
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 1998
  • Cum Laude - Marketing Degree Major
  • Boston University
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Sullivan Vs. AIG
  • 2014
  • Boston Workers Compensation Blog
  • Blog page
  • 2014
  • MA WC Hearing Decisions
  • O'Dette v Zurich
  • 2012
  • MA WC Decisions
  • Leite v. WC Trust Fund
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Claims Meeting
  • Successful engagement of new clients
  • 2011
  • Review of Claims
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • 1999
  • Boston
  • How to handle WC claims for self insured employers
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (77)
Given (146)
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is competent, hard working and really cares about both his clients and the results he achieves for them. I endorse him as an attorney who specializes in workers compensation law."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Smith is a great attorney based upon my review of his profile."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Smith. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is well respected among fellow lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike has outstanding client reviews and wants to help."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his craft."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Smith is an excellent, highly qualified and uniquely skilled attorney. He has my endorsement."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is dedicated to his clients and has a great record of success."
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Top Contributor 2013
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Boston Car accident Lawyer Michael Owen Smith
Michael Owen Smith
Car accident Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available