Smith, Gildea & Schmidt

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt

Smith, Gildea, & Schmidt is a regional firm with a national practice deeply rooted in Baltimore.

Firm Overview

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt is a regional law firm with 11 lawyers whose practice areas include complex civil litigation, land use, estates and trusts, business law, governmental affairs, and domestic relations, among others. The practice encompasses most of the jurisdictions in the State of Maryland and the complex civil litigation section has vast courtroom experience in both the federal and state courts.
Main Office
Main Office
600 Washington Ave
Towson  MD  21204
  • (410) 821-0070
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Smith, Gildea & Schmidt has established itself as the "go to" firm in the region handling trucking accidents and other of the areas most serious accidents
Smith, Gildea & Schmidt has a team approach to all cases and the entire staff is trained in both what to do and why it is being done. This team approach and understanding helps deliver top notch legal work which leads to achieving results.

Even other lawyers recognize the value that the Smith, Gildea & Schmidt team brings to cases. In addition to getting the highest rating given by the leading rate company in the country, Smith, Gildea & Schmidt is often asked by other lawyers in Maryland to partner on cases because of the tremendous value that these lawyers add to their cases.

Michael Smith

Michael Paul Smith is an active trial lawyer and member of the Maryland Bar since 1992. His practice concentrates on areas of complex civil litigation, including personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and business litigation. He also has numerous business clients to whom he provides business advice. These business clients value his litigation experience combined with his understanding of economics and business matters.

Michael Paul Smith has successfully obtained tens of millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards in his litigation career. His peers, opposing counsel and the judges before whom he has appeared have rated Mr. Smith with the highest reviews obtainable by an attorney for his abilities in the following categories:

Legal Knowledge - Lawyer's familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)

Analytical Capabilities - Lawyer's creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge

Judgment - Lawyer's demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue

Communication Ability - Lawyer's capability to communicate persuasively and credibly

Legal Experience - Lawyer's degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)

He earned an AV Preeminent (with 5.0 out of 5.0) rating with Martindale Hubble, America's leader in Peer Review Ratings. He also has been recognized as a Legal Elite by Smart CEO magazine.

Throughout his time in law school, Michael Paul Smith obtained valuable trial experience serving as a law clerk and court clerk to Judge Joseph F. Murphy (1988-1992).

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Smith is active in several charitable and community organizations. He serves as the Treasurer of the Dissenter's Law Club and has served on the board for the Maryland Catholic Conference, the Martin J. Smith Foundation, and Best Buddies.

Mr. Smith has been instrumental in numerous political campaigns. He successfully managed his father's 2002 race for Baltimore County Executive and re-election in the 2006 and was a close advisor on the 2010 County Executive race and four of the successful Baltimore County Council candidates. Mr. Smith has also advised many current Delegates and County Council Members with respect to their campaigns. He also has been a key adviser to every Sitting Judges campaign in Baltimore County since 2001.

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