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Jonathan Scott Smith - Columbia, MD

10490 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21044- 4960

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Updated: 03/23/2020

Columbia Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Law Firm

Overview

Jonathan Scott Smith is an experienced, successful problem solver with over 35 years experience. We limit the cases we handle so that we can give you the personal attention you need and deserve. Mr. Smith, a Maryland Super Lawyer, has the prestigious "AV Preeminent" rating, the highest peer review rating for professional skills and ethics. We excel at solving problems for our clients, often resolving legal issues without having to go to court. When court is necessary, Mr. Smith will use his ext ...

About Jonathan Scott Smith

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury & Criminal Defense 75%
  • Criminal Defense 25%

Litigation

  • 100%

Classes and Seminars

  • Moderator, "Long-Term Care Litigation Seminar," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Association for Justice, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, May 21, 2010
  • Panelist, "Going Solo: Solo Practitioner Panel", University of Baltimore School of Law and Maryland Association for Justice, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, May 19, 2010
  • Speaker, "Surviving the Court of Appeals: Certificates of Merit and Reports Post Walzer and Carroll," "The Maryland Med Mal Case: Learn from the Experts," Medical Negligence Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Baltimore, Maryland, May 30, 2008
  • Moderator, "Hot Topics in Long-Term Care Litigation," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Columbia, Maryland, February 29, 2008
  • Speaker, "Using Administrative Regulations, Professional Codes, and Health Care Provider Policies and Procedures to Prove Violations of the Standards of Care," "Hot Topics in Long-Term Care Litigation," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Columbia, Maryland, February 29, 2008
  • Panel Member, "Surviving After Walzer & The Continuing Battle Over Ex Parte Communications," TeleSeminar, Medical Negligence Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, March 8, 2007
  • Presenter, "Proving Violation of the Standard of Care" and "Damages: Wrongful Death and Survival Actions," Evaluating, Investigating and Preparing a Nursing Home Negligence Case, Nursing Home Negligence and Public Benefits, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Columbia, Maryland, October 27, 2004
  • Co-Presenter, "Attorney's Fees: Law and Practice" (Demonstration of Attorney's Testimony; Sample Discovery Pleadings), Hon. James Macgill American Inn of Court, November 10, 1994
  • Co-Presenter, "The Trouble with Lawyers/The Trouble with Judges" (Focusing on Issues of Civility, Effective Advocacy, Ethics, and Competence), Hon. James Macgill American Inn of Court, October 21, 1993
  • Presenter, "Case Preparation and Use of the Trial Notebook", Hon. James Macgill American Inn of Court, December 17, 1992
  • Program Chairman, "Have You Considered Arbitration?", Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Towson, Maryland, May 20, 1992
  • Presenter, Demonstration on Medical Expert Testimony (Direct and Cross-Examination of Orthopedic Surgeon), Hon. James Macgill American Inn of Court, March 19, 1992
  • Lecturer, "Changing Documents," "Criminal Procedure: A 'How To' with an Emphasis on Ethics", University of Baltimore School of Law and Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics Program, 1990
  • Lecturer, Basic Trial Advocacy Course - "Finding Weaknesses in the Prosecution's Case", Maryland State's Attorneys Association, November 27-29, 1989
  • Faculty Advisor, Career Prosecutor Course, National College of District Attorneys, Houston , TX, 1983
  • Faculty Advisor, Trial Advocacy Training Program, Maryland State's Attorneys Association, Port Deposit, Maryland, September 19-21, 1983
  • Lecturer, "Case Preparation, Interviewing Witnesses and Using a Trial Notebook," Trial of Major Cases Seminar, Maryland State's Attorneys Association, Frederick, Maryland, 1983

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Office Information

Address

10490 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21044- 4960

Fax

  • 410-730-3977

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Lawyers at Jonathan Scott Smith nominated to a Super Lawyers® list

Honors

  • Who's Who in American Law (Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, 30th Anniversary Editions)
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America (First, Second, Third, Fourth Editions)
  • Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys
  • Who's Who in Finance and Business (36th Edition)
  • 2,000 Notable American Men (First Edition)
  • Men of Achievement (Fifteenth Edition)
  • Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans (1990, 1991, 1992 Editions)
  • AVVO Client’s Choice Award (Average Client Rating of “5 Stars” – Highest Rating), 2012 - Present
  • AVVO Client’s Choice Award (Average Client Rating of “5 Stars” – Highest Rating), 2015 - Present
  • Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating Score of 4.5 or higher on 5.0 Scale – less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell), 2012 - Present
  • Top Rated Lawyer (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2012 - Present
  • Top Rated Lawyer (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2013 - Present
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2013 - Present
  • Top Attorneys in Maryland (American Registry), 2013 - Present
  • Washington DC and Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2013 - Present
  • Washington DC and Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2014 - Present
  • “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction,” American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys , 2014 - Present
  • “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction,” American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys , 2015 - Present
  • “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction,” American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys , 2016 - Present
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2015 - Present
  • Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2015 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (By Invitation Only and Limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from Each State), 2013 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (By Invitation Only and Limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from Each State), 2014 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (By Invitation Only and Limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from Each State), 2015 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (By Invitation Only and Limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from Each State), 2016 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocate, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Awarded to fewer than 1% of U.S. Attorneys who have Obtained Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts, Awards and Settlements), 2015 - Present
  • AVVO Rating: 10.0 Superb, 2016 - Present
  • Maryland Super Lawyer , 2013 - 2017
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland by Super Lawyers , 2014 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV® Preeminent™ Rating (Over 28 Consecutive Years Since First Rated), 1988 - 2016

Published

Articles

  • "Expert Report Requirement in Maryland's Medical Malpractice Statute (Complying With Walzer v. Osborne)", M.T.L.A. Trial Rptr., Summer, 2007
  • Author, Maryland Criminal Procedure: Forms and Analysis (Second Edition), West Group (Library of Congress #95--76883), June, 1995
  • Author, Maryland Criminal Procedure Forms (Supplemented Annually Until Publication of Second Edition), Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company (Library of Congress #87-83520), April, 1988
  • "The Status of the Defense of Diminished Capacity in Maryland Criminal Cases", M.T.L.A. Trial Rptr.Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring, 1982
  • Comment, State and Local Legislative Powers: An Analysis of the Conflict and Preemption Doctrines in Maryland, 8 U. Balt. L. Rev. 300, 1979

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10490 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21044- 4960

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