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Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC

Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC
  • Established in 1995
  • Firm Size 9
  • Prominent New York law firm focusing on NYC Sexual Harassment and NY Discrimination
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    Client Reviews 100% Recommended 2 Reviews

About this firm

With a Team of Lawyers in three states, Derek T. Smith has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of his clients. In fact, he and his law firm have obtained four (4) multi-million dollar verdicts in just the last four (4) years. Derek Smith is also proud to have obtained the largest employment discrimination jury verdict ever to have been sustained on appeal in New York. There is absolutely no fee unless we recover and a consultation is always free and encouraged. If you are looking for a sexual harassment or discrimination lawyer, look no further. Derek Smith has the million dollar jury verdicts to back up and support his negotiations for a great settlement for you. If you are looking at other lawyers, make sure to ask them how many jury verdicts they have under their belt, let alone multi-million dollar ones. You cannot pick the facts of your case, but you certainly can pick the best lawyer to represent you: One who knows the law . . . One who knows how to negotiate . . . and One who has the experience to take the employer all the way to a jury verdict if necessary. Derek Smith has settled literally thousands of cases in his years of practice and his negotiation skills are top notch. We always try to first settle cases confidentially and only if unsuccessful do we continue down the road of litigation.

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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Areas of Practice (4)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Civil Rights

People (9)

  • Derek T. Smith
  • Partner
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Discrimination, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Age Discrimina...
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  • Derek T. Smith
  • Partner
  • New York, NY
  • Discrimination, Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Age Discrimination in Employment, Employer Liabil...
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    100% Recommended 1 Review
  • John Luke
  • Associate
  • New York, NY
  • Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans With Disabilities Act, Employee Rights, Employment Civil...
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  • Paul Liggieri
  • Associate
  • New York, NY
  • Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans With Disabilities Act, Employee Rights, Employment Civil...
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  • Zachary Holzberg
  • Associate
  • New York, NY
  • Employment Discrimination, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigati...
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  • Olivia Uzan
  • Of Counsel
  • New York, NY
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  • Andrew S. Alitowski
  • Of Counsel
  • New York, NY
  • Personal Injury, Matrimonial Law, Civil Practice, Discrimination Cases, Overtime Cases...
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    100% Recommended 1 Review
  • David J. DeToffol
  • Of Counsel
  • New York, NY
  • Intellectual Property, Patent Prosecution, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property L...
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  • Caroline Miller
  • Associate
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Labor and Employment, Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans With Disabilities Act, Employee Ri...
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  • 4.7/5.0 2 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 2 recommendations
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.7/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.7/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.7/5.0

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