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Nathaniel Bryon Smith

Personal injury Attorney at Altoona, PA

5.0   1 review

also known as Nat

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 42 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nathaniel

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My goal is to live up to being the best attorney whom you could have chosen to represent you in your personal injury claim or on a claim for the death of a loved one.  I don't operate a mill processing personal injury claims in an assembly line fashion like some well known firms.  Every person that I sign on to represent gets my full attention and energy.   Being a good listener, communicator, support and advocate for my clients and achieving a best outcome are my ultimate goals in every claim.

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Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith
414 N. Logan Boulevard
Altoona, PA, 16602


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Posted by Cynthia | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Service and Professionalism
Nat Smith was absolutely the most communicative lawyer I have ever encountered, we were always able to reach him one way or another. His professionalism, humanity and understanding was beyond what I could ever hope for. I couldn't ask for a better firm and lawyer, simply the Best !!!!! Impressive skills & wonderful down to earth person to speak to as well as being tough enough to get things done. I would recommend Nat to anyone and he will also be the first person I contact for any further needs !!!!!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pro Bono Mediator
  • Court Of Common Pleas, Blair County
  • 2008 - Present
  • Member
  • Stoehr & Smith
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Edgar Snyder & Associates
  • 1992 - 2006
  • Defense Attorney
  • Sherry & Campbell
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • Brennan Robins & Daley, PC
  • 1981 - 1989
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  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
  • Hollidaysburg Area High School
  • Academic
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Horrific read end, double fatality involving commercial defendant.
  • Resolved for >$2M
  • Bicycle fatality--pure inattentiveness or callousness, although no criminal charges pressed by D.A.
  • Settlement at mediation for $1 million dollars


  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Disability Representatives
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Blair County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Blair County Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2000 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Dad/Fun Dad/Wise Dad/Kind Dad/Strong Dad/Fair Dad/Tough Dad
  • Children
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Negotiating employment contracts for Physician Assistants
  • 2011
  • Informational seminar
  • Understanding Auto Insurance Coverage
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (36)
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nat is a compassionate and principled attorney who always puts his client's interests first. He is dedicated to serving his community and the legal community as a whole. I have worked with Nat in many different settings and always found him to be a highly competent professional."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathaniel Smith has shown his commitment to personal injury victims through his work with the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Smith is an accomplished personal injury lawyer. He works hard for his clients and he is dedicated to preserving the right to a jury trial for accident victims."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Provides exceptional legal answers to complex questions."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Nat since law school. He has always been zealous in representing his clients. He brings a common sense, common man approach to his legal work. He also understands the value of family and commitment to the community."
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Nursing home abuse and neglect
Defective and dangerous products
Lawsuits and disputes
Brain injury
Medical malpractice
Medical malpractice
Defective and dangerous products
Mesothelioma and asbestos
Medical malpractice
Personal injury
Animal and dog bites
Medical malpractice