also known as J. Brent Smith
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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.
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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.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Attorney||Bounds Law Group||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Maher Law Firm||2005 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Tax Court||Admitted to Practice||2013 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of New Jersey||Admitted to Practice||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2005 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Fraternity / Honor Society)||N/A||N/A|
|Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|800 Adept, Inc. v Murex Securities, Ltd., Murex Licensing Corporation, Targus Information Corporation, and West Corporation||N/A|
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|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Florida||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|