Michael S. Smith is an experienced civil litigator with more than 30 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of matters including medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, legal malpractice, automobile negligence, insurance disputes, and commercial litigation.
Michael is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been named a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide.
He frequently draws on his previous experience as a defense attorney, which has given him great insight and knowledge regarding the management and claims decision-making processes utilized by Florida hospital systems, physician groups, and insurance carriers defending significant and catastrophic injury cases.
Armed with this knowledge and experience, Michael has returned to his first passion of litigating claims on behalf of those with devastating injuries caused by medical malpractice. Prior to joining the Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin team, Michael was an equity partner at Sonneborn, Rutter, Cooney & Smith P.A. in West Palm Beach, FL.