Jonathan Scott Smith (Columbia, Maryland)
Jonathan Scott Smith (Columbia, Maryland)

Jonathan Scott Smith

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Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Licensed for 39 years

Serving Columbia, MD (view address)

Jonathan Scott Smith

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Columbia, MD (view address)

About Jonathan Scott Smith

Member, Heuisler Honor Society. Moot Court Champion, 1977-1978. Recipient: Merit Awards, 1976-1977 and 1977-1978; Lawyers Cooperative Book Award, Trusts and Estates. Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1978-1979. PUBLICATIONS: Author: "Maryland Criminal Procedure Forms and Analysis" Second Edition, West Group (Library of Congress #95-76883); "Maryland Criminal Procedure Forms," Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company (Library of Congress #87-83520); "Expert Report Requirement in Maryland's Medical Malpractice Statute (Complying With Walzer v. Osborne)," M.T.L.A. Trial Rptr., Summer, 2007; "The Status of the Defense of Diminished Capacity in Maryland Criminal Cases," M.T.L.A. Trial Rptr., Vol. 4, No. 1,… Read more
Member, Heuisler Honor Society. Moot Court Champion, 1977-1978. Recipient: Merit Awards, 1976-1977 and 1977-1978; Lawyers Cooperative Book Award, Trusts and Estates. Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1978-1979. PUBLICATIONS: Author: "Maryland Criminal Procedure Forms and Analysis" Second Edition, West Group (Library of Congress #95-76883); "Maryland Criminal Procedure Forms," Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company (Library of Congress #87-83520); "Expert Report Requirement in Maryland's Medical Malpractice Statute (Complying With Walzer v. Osborne)," M.T.L.A. Trial Rptr., Summer, 2007; "The Status of the Defense of Diminished Capacity in Maryland Criminal Cases," M.T.L.A. Trial Rptr., Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring, 1982; Comment, "State and Local Legislative Powers: An Analysis of the Conflict and Preemption Doctrines in Maryland," 8 U. Balt. L. Rev. 300, 1979. PRESENTATIONS: Moderator, "Long-Term Care Litigation Seminar," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Association for Justice, Inc., 2010; Panelist, "Going Solo: Solo Practitioner Panel," University of Baltimore School of Law and Maryland Association for Justice, Inc., 2010; Lecturer, "Surviving the Court of Appeals: Certificates of Merit and Reports Post Walzer and Carroll," Medical Negligence Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 2008; Moderator, "Hot Topics in Long-Term Care Litigation," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 2008; Lecturer, "Using Administrative Regulations, Professional Codes, and Health Care Provider Policies and Procedures to Prove Violations of the Standards of Care," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 2008. Panel Member, "Surviving After Walzer & The Continuing Battle Over Ex Parte Communications," Medical Negligence Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 2007; Lecturer, "Evaluating, Investigating and Preparing a Nursing Home Negligence Case: Proving Violation of the Standard of Care; Damages: Wrongful Death and Survival Actions," Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, 2004. Lecturer, "Charging Documents," University of Baltimore School of Law and Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics Program: "Criminal Procedure: A 'How To' with an Emphasis on Ethics," 1990; "Finding Weaknesses in the Prosecution's Case," Maryland State's Attorneys Association, Basic Trial Advocacy Course, 1989; Faculty Advisor: Career Prosecutor Course, National College of District Attorneys, 1983; Trial Advocacy Training Program, Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 1983. Lecturer, "Case Preparation, Interviewing Witnesses and Using a Trial Notebook," Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 1983. Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore County, 1980-1984. Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, District 9, 1988-1995. Member, Ethics Panel, Howard County Public School System, 1984-1987. Read less
Jonathan Scott Smith, LLC

Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Workers Compensation Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Child Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI/DWI
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Murder
  • Theft
  • Probation Violations
  • Assault
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wiretapping
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Fifth Amendment Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Fourth Amendment Law
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Death Penalty
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Extradition
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Wire Fraud
  • Defective Hip Implants
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Erbs Palsy
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Automobile Fraud
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Health Care Liability
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Long Term Care
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Hospital Law
  • Hospital Liability
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Hospital Premises Liability
  • Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance Coverage
  • Automobile Liability
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Casualty Insurance Subrogation
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Fire Loss
  • First and Third Party Insurance
  • First Party Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance Adjuster Liability
  • Malpractice
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Premium Fraud
  • No Fault Automobile Insurance
  • Personal Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Lasik Surgery Malpractice
  • Legal Negligence
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel Defense
  • Media Libel
  • Liposuction Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
  • Liver Damage
  • Lung Cancer
  • Birth Trauma
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medication Errors
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Psychology Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Negligence
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Electromagnetic Field Litigation
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Neurolaw
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Transfusion Associated AIDS
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security
  • Private Security Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Airbag Injury
  • All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
  • Automotive Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Design Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Automotive Restraints
  • Bicycle Products Liability
  • Biomedical Products Liability
  • Blood Bank Liability
  • Breast Implant Litigation
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Chemical Explosions
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Diet Drug Litigation
  • Dalkon Shield Litigation
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Drug Contamination
  • Elevator Liability
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Environmental Products Liability
  • Escalator Liability
  • Explosions
  • Firearms Litigation
  • Flammable Fabrics
  • Food Borne Disease
  • Food Products Liability
  • Gas Explosions
  • Heart Device Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Office Equipment Products Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Recall
  • Product Safety
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Products Liability Arbitration
  • Products Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability Mediation
  • Products Liability Subrogation
  • Propane Products Liability
  • Recreational Products Liability
  • Recreational Vehicle Products Liability
  • Seat Belt Injury
  • Tobacco Litigation
  • Vaccine Injury
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Welding Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountants Liability
  • Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Agents and Brokers Liability
  • Appraisers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Malpractice
  • Auditors Malpractice
  • Clergy Malpractice
  • Clergy Sexual Misconduct
  • Design Professionals Errors and Omissions
  • Design Professionals Liability
  • Design Professionals Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Funeral Directors Liability
  • Professional Conduct
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Professional Discipline
  • Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Sexual Misconduct
  • Surveyors Malpractice
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Railroad Law
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • FELA Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Railroad Accidents and Injuries
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Railroad Liability
  • Railroad Litigation
  • Railroad Safety
  • Train Derailments
  • Restraining Orders
  • Seatbelt Injury
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Latex Allergy Litigation
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Mesothelioma
  • Occupational Cancer
  • Occupational Disease
  • Pesticide Litigation
  • Radiation Injury
  • Silicosis Litigation
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Toxic Tort Class Actions
  • Workers Compensation

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Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 12 reviews
  • Champion Badge Platinum

Communication

5.0

Responsiveness

4.9

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  October 16, 2018

    I cannot say enough good things about the level of service I received from Mr Smith. From the very first meeting that I had with him to discuss my personal injury case right down to the last where I received my settlement check, the entire process fr... Read more

    I cannot say enough good things about the level of service I received from Mr Smith. From the very first meeting that I had with him to discuss my personal injury case right down to the last where I received my settlement check, the entire process from start to finish was completely positive. I am completely convinced that Mr Smith has the ability to walk on water and not scare one single fish!!!! Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  March 25, 2018

    I hired Mr. Smith to represent me during one of the darkest periods of my life. Not only is he a great lawyer with an outstanding knowledge of the law, but also a compassionate human being who treated me as a friend during a time when I truly needed... Read more

    I hired Mr. Smith to represent me during one of the darkest periods of my life. Not only is he a great lawyer with an outstanding knowledge of the law, but also a compassionate human being who treated me as a friend during a time when I truly needed as many friends as possible. His staff is very professional, courteous, and diligent. He is definitely someone you would want leading the charge into battle, and I highly recommend his services as he would be my choice again. Brian T. Read less

  • Expungements

    Client Review  |  September 12, 2017

    Helped with an expungement that was lost within the filing system when they moved from paper filing to electronic filing. When I tried to expunge the case myself, I was working on it for 6 months with no correspondence from the judicial system. Once... Read more

    Helped with an expungement that was lost within the filing system when they moved from paper filing to electronic filing. When I tried to expunge the case myself, I was working on it for 6 months with no correspondence from the judicial system. Once i hired Jonathan Scott Smith as my attorney, He had my case expunged in 3 months. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  March 21, 2017

    Mr. Smith is an outstanding lawyer with exceptional legal acumen. He is very professional and is attentive to every detail. Importantly he has great empathy and approaches the case with the client’s best interest at hand. I am extremely grat... Read more

    Mr. Smith is an outstanding lawyer with exceptional legal acumen. He is very professional and is attentive to every detail. Importantly he has great empathy and approaches the case with the client’s best interest at hand. I am extremely grateful to the number of professionals who recommended him to me for my son, and would without hesitation recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel. He is undoubtedly the best criminal lawyer in the region. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  September 13, 2016

    Jonathon Smith knows the law and how the system works. He was very straightforward on expectations and/or what else could happen. I felt very comfortable and confident with Jonathon on my side. I was very satisfied on how my judgement worked out. It... Read more

    Jonathon Smith knows the law and how the system works. He was very straightforward on expectations and/or what else could happen. I felt very comfortable and confident with Jonathon on my side. I was very satisfied on how my judgement worked out. It could have been way worse.
    His staff is very professional and courteous and always helped me in a timely fashion when I needed an answer. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  September 02, 2016

    Jonathan was the best thing that could have happened to me after my DUI incident. He got all of my charges dropped through his exceptional legal accumen and process as well as negotiation with state prosecutor. Jonathan's experience and track recor... Read more

    Jonathan was the best thing that could have happened to me after my DUI incident. He got all of my charges dropped through his exceptional legal accumen and process as well as negotiation with state prosecutor. Jonathan's experience and track record is apparent, but more importantly he cares for you as a client and always has your best interest at hand. He was worth every penny and I would highly recommend him to anyone who seeks counsel! Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  August 22, 2016

    When you need to hire an attorney you are looking for certainty. Jonathan gave me that up front and then delivered!

    When you need to hire an attorney you are looking for certainty. Jonathan gave me that up front and then delivered! Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  August 10, 2016

    Jonathan went above and beyond to help me in my case. He communicated with me in every decision he made. He and his whole office were very kind and clearly very competent.

    Jonathan went above and beyond to help me in my case. He communicated with me in every decision he made. He and his whole office were very kind and clearly very competent. Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  March 27, 2015

    The day I got injured changed my life. When I continued to have chronic severe migraines,I became depressed and unsure of my future and my quality of life. On the first day of my trial the defense offered me $25,000 to settle. Mr. Smith’s cou... Read more

    The day I got injured changed my life. When I continued to have chronic severe migraines,I became depressed and unsure of my future and my quality of life. On the first day of my trial the defense offered me $25,000 to settle. Mr. Smith’s courtroom brilliance helped the jury see the truth and see how much I continue to suffer. The jury awarded me $900,000. Mr. Smith's honesty and integrity impressed me as much as his legal skills. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  June 06, 2012

    Mr. Smith is very professional and personable. He knows his way around a courtroom. His knowledge and attention to detail is second to none. You won't find a better attorney anywhere.

    Mr. Smith is very professional and personable. He knows his way around a courtroom. His knowledge and attention to detail is second to none. You won't find a better attorney anywhere. Read less


Legal Community Activity & Contributions

  • Choosing a DUI Lawyer

    May, 31 2012 | DUI/DWI

    drunk driving arrest creates substantial risks involving loss of your driver’s license, andMany people who are Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful  Over 30 Years of Courtroom Experience Former Prosecutor Author of Criminal Law Books for Lawyers Lectured and Trained Prosecutors Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Professional Ethics Former Criminal Prosecutor […]

  • criminal law attorney can help you challenge an automatic license suspension through a If you have been charged with a DUI/DWI, you have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request an MVA hearing to retain your driving privileges until the hearing date. If you fail to request an MVA hearing within that 10-day period, […]

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Credentials

Position

Managing Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
1979, Maryland and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland including Trial Bar
1987, U.S. Supreme Court

Additional Payment Information

Fixed hourly rates
Fixed fees available

University Attended

University of Baltimore (B.A., Jurisprudence, Magna Cum Laude (With High Honors),
Class of 1977

University of Baltimore (B.A., Jurisprudence, Magna Cum Laude (With High Honors),
Class of 1979
Juris Doctor
Magna Cum Laude (With High Honors)

Birth Information

Born in 1956
Elmira, New York, May 4, 1956

Associations & Memberships
Maryland Association for Justice, Inc. (Chair, Nursing Home Section, 2009-2010)
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (Chair, Nursing Home Section, 2008-2009
2007-2008
Vice-Chair, Nursing Home Section, 2006-2007
Member, Legislative Committee, 1989-1995
Program Committee, 1991-1992)
James MacGill American Inn of Court (President, 1996-1997
President-Elect, 1995-1996)
Howard County Bar Association (Bench-Bar Committee, 1990-1999
Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee, 1999-2000).
Representative Cases
Celta Corp. vs. A.G. Parrott Co., 94 Md. App. 312, 617 A.2d 632 (1993)
United States vs. Milam, 817 F.2d 1113 (4th Cir. 1987)
Gray vs. State, 317 Md. 250, 562 A.2d 1278 (1989)
Crowder vs. State, 309 Md. 654, 506 A.2d 240 (1986)
State vs. Allewalt, 308 Md. 89, 517 A.2d 741 (1986)
Muir vs. State, 64 Md. App. 648, 498 A.2d 666 (1985)
Kackley vs. State, 63 Md. App. 532, 493 A.2d 364 (1985)
Holmes vs. State, 63 Md. App. 159, 492 A.2d 351 (1985)
Webster vs. State, 299 Md. 581, 474 A.2d 1305 (1984)
State vs. Waltermeyer, 60 Md. App. 69, 480 A.2d 831 (1984).
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Jonathan Scott Smith is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court.
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Yes, Jonathan Scott Smith offers fixed fees for certain legal services.
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Yes, Jonathan Scott Smith will accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

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