He was raised in Ocala, Florida and graduated with high honors from Forest High School. He attended the University of Florida, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in Zoology with honors.
Mr. Smith then attended Stetson University College of Law where he also graduated with honors. Mr. Smith began his legal career as an assistant state attorney for the State of Florida. He prosecuted such crimes as drug trafficking, sex crimes, and was specially appointed as a felony domestic violence prosecutor. During the 3 years he served as a prosecutor, he conducted over 50 jury trials. Following his government service, Mr. Smith was an in-house attorney for State Farm Insurance Company as a claims litigation attorney. He worked for 2 years for State Farm specializing in personal injury and insurance dispute cases.
Since joining Morgan and Morgan in 2001, Mr. Smith has represented thousands of clients and their families injured by the negligence of others. He has obtained awards from juries in far excess of the offers made by insurance companies and has even successfully obtained settlements from major corporations.
$100,000.00 Verdict Kolodzaike v. Estate of Lewis 2019
$878,662.00 Verdict Harmon v. Butler Car Accidents 2018
$75,000.00 Verdict Joyce Byrd v. Franklin Brickey Car Accidents 2018
$159,427.00 Verdict Kathylee Johnson v. 21st Century Car Accidents 2017
$332,000.00 Verdict Albertus Van Hagen v. Allstate Car Accidents 2017
$25,000.00 Verdict Vincenty v. Gettel Car Accidents 2015
$9,000.00 Verdict Fraeunshuh v. Pruitt Car Accidents 2015
$25,000.00 Verdict Wright v. Fiedler Car Accidents 2013
$15,000.00 Verdict Williams v. Nicholson Car Accidents 2013
$202,688.00 Verdict Pray v. Publix Slip & Fall 2013
(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education).
•The Florida Bar
•Florida Justice Association
•American Trial Lawyers Association
•Former Assistant State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit
•Former Corporate Counsel for State Farm Insurance Company