Attorney Derek T. Smith founded his New York City-based law firm, Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, with the goal of helping victims of illegal employment practices and sexual harassment. Thanks to Mr. Smith's dedication to protecting the rights of workers, his employment law firm now has two additional law offices in Philadelphia and Hewitt, New Jersey, where victims can obtain Mr. Smith's assistance in pursuing justice in cases related to the following:
• Employment discrimination
• Sexual harassment
• Family and Medical Leave Act cases
Mr. Smith began his legal career in 1995 after earning his law degree from The Dickinson School of Law at The Pennsylvania State University and his approval to practice law in New York state. In addition to his approval to practice in New York's state courtrooms, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have also granted him their approval to practice in their courtrooms, as have the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania.
Over the past 20-plus years, Mr. Smith has built a reputation as one of the region's leading employment lawyers. He has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and he has received a Preeminent client-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Newsweek has listed him among the nation's top attorneys, and the New York Law Journal has recognized him for obtaining one of New York's largest jury verdict awards in employment law history.
Attorney Smith is an active member of the legal community on state and national levels. He holds membership in the National Employment Lawyers Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association/New York.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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Last Updated: 7/15/2016