Stuart S. Smith, a shareholder, practices complex civil litigation, serving as trial counsel in commercial, insurance coverage, civil rights, legal malpractice, toxic tort, healthcare law, real estate, and products liability, disputes in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Smith represents various businesses including product manufacturers, marketing agencies, graphic arts and publishing companies, construction companies, dry cleaners, franchisees, and professional practices.
Mr. Smith has been selected as one of Pennsylvania’s “SuperLawyers” (as recognized in Philadelphia Magazine) every year since 2011, based on a statewide poll of Judges and lawyers selecting the top 5% of all Pennsylvania lawyers.
He is a member of the Bars of the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Smith also serves as an arbitrator in Delaware County and Montgomery County and has litigated complex litigation matters before the American Arbitration Association, and numerous alternative dispute resolution forums.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is a former member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, the Delaware County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Project Management Institute, the Delaware County Guy G. DeFuria American Inns of Court and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. Smith previously served on the Professional Liability Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and served as a Delegate on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Association to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He served as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Delaware County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.
Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University where he was nominated for inclusion in the Senior Colloquium, a tradition since 1869, where “College faculty nominate their best and brightest graduating students to share their thoughts and words with the Wake Forest community.” Mr. Smith graduated from the Widener University School of Law with a juris doctorate degree.
A native of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Mr. Smith now resides with his family in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he dedicates time to coaching his son’s sport teams as well as local civic and community organizations. He is also a veteran of over 49 marathons and 50ks in 44 states and Washington, D.C.