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Douglas J. Smillie - Allentown, PA

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

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Updated: 02/09/2023

Allentown Commercial Litigation & Trials Lawyer


Douglas J. Smillie is a shareholder and Chair of the Firm's Litigation Group. Mr. Smillie's practice includes commercial litigation and trials, bankruptcy and creditors rights, shareholder disputes and business litigation, non-competition and trade secrets, media law and employment litigation.

About Douglas J. Smillie

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder & Chair - Litigation

Year Joined Firm

  • 1996

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation & Trials
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights
  • Shareholder Disputes & Business Litigation
  • Employment, Non-Competition and Trade Secrets
  • First Amendment & Media Law


  • 100%

Representative Cases


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

Other Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1982 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association/Litigation Section, 1982 - Present (Member)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association/Bankruptcy Section, 1984 - Present
  • Commercial Law League of America, 1984 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 1985 - Present
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, 1988 - Present
  • Turnaround Management Association, 1991 - Present (Member)
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Newspaper Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Member, Board of Directors, 2007-2016
  • Lehigh Valley Zoological Society, Former Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2007-2014

Past Positions

  • Clark, Ladner, Fortenbaugh & Young, Partner, 1991 - 1996
  • Clark, Ladner, Fortenbaugh & Young, Associate, 1982 - 1990


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1982
    Law Review: Villanova Law Review, Editor, 1981 - 1982
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1978
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101


  • 610-797-6663

Office Hours

8:30 - 5:00 (M-Th); 8:00 - 4:30 (F)


Other Sources of Feedback About Douglas J. Smillie

Included on the 2024 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Douglas J. Smillie on Super Lawyers


  • Recipient, Rev. Joseph Ullman Award
  • Who's Who in American Law, 1994 - 1995
  • Selected for inclusion in 2004-2006, 2008-2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, Contracts Law and General Civil Litigation, 2014
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Law, Commercial Litigation and General Civil Litigation, 2015 – 2017
  • Included in Top Attorneys list, Bankruptcy Law, Suburban Life, 2014 – 2017

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