Founding partner of the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, Attorney Smith received his B.A. from The University of Michigan and his law degree from Penn State Dickinson School of Law. He is also fluent in French and studied at the Université de Droit, d'Économie, et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, France. He Currently, he practices at the Derek T. Smith Law Offices in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Derek is proud to have obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlement and verdicts on behalf of his clients, who have been abused, tormented, and humiliated at work. He and his firm have obtained a $4,000,000 verdict on behalf of a nurse against the Country's largest private hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital; a $2,200,000 verdict on behalf of a worker at a well known bar and restaurant supply company for discrimination and retaliation; a $2,500,000 verdict on behalf of a woman sexual harassed by a restaurant owner; and a $1,600,000 verdict on behalf of a woman who was subject to a hostile work environment while working as a chef.
A long time ago, a fellow lawyer told Derek not to become so emotionally involved in his clients' cases. Derek Smith believes this is 100% wrong. Derek Smith does, in fact, become emotionally involved in his clients' cases and this level of involvement only serves to better represent his clients and obtain the best results for them. Derek Smith believes in becoming partners with his clients and work together with them to make the absolute best decisions for the case.
Feel free to call Derek Smith at 800-807-2209 or email him personally at [email protected] Derek Smith has a team of lawyers to support him and Derek sees clients at his New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey offices. We are here for you.
Derek Smith is top rated among lawyers by Newsweek, SuperLawyers (a distinction of only the top 5% of all lawyers), and AVVO with a perfect 10.0 score. We proudly handle case of Sexual Harassment, Race Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, National Origin Discrimination, Overtime Cases, Wage and Hour Cases, FLSA, Family and Medical Leave Act.
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