1995, New York; 1996, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Derek T. Smith is an experienced New York City labor & employment law litigator. Attorney Smith has particular experience in the areas of discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights litigation, employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Smith received his J.D. in 1994 from the Dickinson School of Law, his B.A. in 1991 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and studied at the Université de Droit, d"Economie, et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence France.
He is admitted to the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA"), National Employment Lawyers Association of New York ("NELA/NY"), New York State Trial Lawyers ("NYSTLA") and practices in both the New York and Philadelphia offices.
Mr. Smith is also a Judge in the the annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition as well as a Judge in the Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court Competition.
Mr. Smith has personally litigated and resolved numerous high profile cases against multi-billion dollar corporations.
Mr. Smith is fluent in English and French.
Languages spoken: English, French
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Verdicts of 2012||Verdict Search||2012|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2011|
|Moot Court Competition||Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition||N/A|
|Intramural Moot Court Competition||Judge in the Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court Competition.||N/A|
|Partner||Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Rosas v. Balter Sales||$2,200,000 verdict|
|Miranova v. DaMarino's||$2,500,000|
|Serdans v. New York Presbyterian Hospital||$4,000,000 verdict|
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|New York Employment Law Blog||NY Discrimination Lawyer Derek Smith Wins $4M Jury Verdict Against New York Presbyterian Hospital||2015|
|New York Law Journal||Top Employment Law Verdict in New York||2012|
|New York Law Journal||Reported Case - Graham v. Neutrogena||2000|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Michigan Law School||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition||Labor and Employment Law||2013|
|Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court Competition||Moot Court Judge||2006|