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J. Craig Smith - Bridgeport, CT

350 Fairfield Avenue Suite 501 Bridgeport, CT 06604

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Updated: 03/26/2020

Bridgeport Product Liability Lawyer


Craig Smith specializes in cases involving complex legal questions and the vindication of plaintiffs’ rights at both the trial and appellate level. Craig is perhaps best known nationally for representing multiple victims from across the US who have been burned by exploding cooking spray cans, as well as for appearing on behalf of his cousin in a Georgia case before the United States Supreme Court in 2009. This case, Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter, 130 S. Ct. 599, 175 L.Ed...

About J. Craig Smith

Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights

Representative Cases

  • Important U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding attorney-client privilege for a man suing his former employer
  • $1.7 million verdict upheld for a man injured when a tree fell on his car
  • Favorable Decision in a case for a college cheerleader who became a quadriplegic after falling during practice


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1999
  • Connecticut, 2003
  • Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Other Affiliations

  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association (Member)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    Honors: Best Oralist (runner-up), John Marshall National Technology Law Competition
    Honors: Order of the Barristers, University of South Carolina Moot Court Team 1997-1998
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Office Information


350 Fairfield Avenue Suite 501 Bridgeport, CT 06604


  • 203-368-3244

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday


Other Sources of Feedback About J. Craig Smith

Included on the 2023 Connecticut list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for J. Craig Smith on Super Lawyers


  • National Board of Trail Advocacy Certification, 2013-Present
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010 & 2011
  • Best Lawyers

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