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Brian William Smith

Car accident Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Brian W. Smith has extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. For the past 25 years, Mr. Smith has devoted his time to representing those injured as a result of the negligence of others. Mr. Smith is currently the managing partner of the West Palm Beach office.

Mr. Smith served as lead counsel in litigation against the McDonald’s Corporation related to McDonald’s failure to disclose that food allergens were used in producing McDonald’s French fries. Mr. Smith was also lead counsel in litigation against ConAgra Foods, related to the presence of salmonella in Peter Pan peanut butter.

Mr. Smith also served as lead counsel in a case against America Online, seeking to hold the Internet giant liable for the dissemination and marketing of child pornography through its online service. The case, Doe v. America Online, was actually litigated over a period of 9 years and brought national attention to the issue of the marketing and sale of child pornography through online services. Despite a set back at the trial level and the local appellate court level, Mr. Smith brought the issue before the Florida Supreme Court, where a close 4-3 decision effectively ended the legal battle. Mr. Smith filed a Petition for Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in 2001, but the court declined the Petition.

Mr. Smith’s Doe v. America Online case has continued to be a much debated decision and was featured in a National Law Journal article on Immunity for Web Service Providers (April 21, 2006). The Doe v. AOL decision has been discussed at countless seminars and conferences and has been the focus of a number of law review articles. The issues that were brought forth by Mr. Smith in the Doe case have also prompted a move toward the enactment of new legislation, as indicated in the NLJ article.


Brian W. Smith is featured in the August edition of Attorney At Law Magazine.

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Brian William Smith
580 Village Blvd
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409
Brian William Smith
902 N. Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32303
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Posted by Steve | October 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best PI Lawyer
Brian and his assistant Dawn were very thorough and got my case settled in a few months. I highly recommend him. Thanks Brian and Dawn
Posted by Betty | April 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I could not have chosen better
Brian Smith and the Law Firm of Smith and Vanture have been my go to attorney for a second time now. I first called on Brian because I knew of his reputation and I trusted in his ability to represent me and make sure I was taken care of. He treated me like a member of his team and always made himself available no matter what. I was so impressed with Brian Smith and everyone at his firm that when I needed to consult an attorney again I had no hesitation in calling on him again. If anyone asks who I recommend I can quickly and proudly respond by saying, "The Firm of Smith and Vanture".
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Smith & Vanture, LLP
  • 1993 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fogarty & Smith, P.A.
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Paxton, Crow, Bragg, Smith & Keyser, PA
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender Office
  • 1985 - 1987
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  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Florida State University
  • B.A.
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $3.76 Million Dog Bite Verdict
  • $3.76 Million jury verdict
  • $1.5 Million Dollar Auto/Truck Accident Verdict
  • $1.5 Million Dollar jury verdict
  • $1,000,000 Trucking Accident Settlement
  • $1,000,000 Settlement
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  • Florida Justice Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1985 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a strong advocate for his clients. They are in good hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an exceptional attorney who goes above and beyond for his clients. He is thorough and intelligent. I highly recommend Brian."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a strong and effective advocate. He works hard to seek justice for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is an excellent attorney who obtains outstanding results for his clients. Ive worked with Brian on several matters and am impressed with his advocacy skills and his ethics."