Bernard W. Smalley

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Raynes McCarty
 | 1845 Walnut Street, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-568-6190
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

With more than 30 years of experience, Bernard W. Smalley joined Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Raynes McCarty in 2016. He provides representation to area clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others in matters involving construction site and other workplace accidents, medical malpractice and products liability.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Smalley attended Temple University and received a bachelor's degree in 1971. He subsequently decided to pursue a legal career and enrolled at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980. After graduating from law school, Mr. Smalley served as a deputy court administrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County before entering private practice. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. Smalley is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Smalley has received several accolades from his fellow professionals. Some of these honors include the 2008 Justice Thurgood Marshall Award of Excellence from the American Bar Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Legal Intelligencer. He has also been selected by the judges on the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County to serve on the board of directors of City Trusts. Two other indications of the high regard that Mr. Smalley is held is his AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Smalley is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has also sat on the board of governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and he has served on the executive board of The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc.

*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. 

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%)
Construction Litigation (30%)
Personal Injury - Products (30%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice

Construction Litigation (30%)

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - Products: Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

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About Bernard Smalley

Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://raynesmccarty.com/attorneys/bernard-w-smalley-sr/

Honors and Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer, 2014
  • Justice Thurgood Marshall Award of Excellence, 2008
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2004
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2003
  • Cited as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Philadelphia - The Legal Intelligencer, 2002
  • Trailblazer Award, Minority Caucus of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2002
  • Pursuit of Justice Award, American Bar Association, 2002
  • President’s Award, The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, 1996
  • Outstanding Young Men of America Award, 1981
  • Legion of Honor Award, Chapel of Four Chaplains
  • Soaring Eagle Award, Minority Caucus of the American Association of Justice (formally ATLA)
  • Justice Musmanno Award, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer”, 2004 - present
  • AV Peer Review
  • Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court Bar, 2009
  • Barristers’ Association, Executive Committee, Member, 1999
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors - present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Executive Committee, Member
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 1990-Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Evidence Committee, Standing Member
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, Hearing Committee 1.14, Chair
  • National Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Associations’ House of Delegates, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, Board, 2004
  • Police Athletic League, Board of Directors, 1999
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Board of Directors, 1998
  • Zoological Society of Philadelphia, Board
  • Ellis Trust, Board
  • City Trusts, Vice President - present
  • City Trusts, Board of Directors
  • Girard College Committee, Chair
  • NAACP, Philadelphia Chapter, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Widener University School of Law, 2009
  • Author, Achieving Diversity in the Profession: A Work in Progress, The Legal Intelligenccer, 2009
  • Speaker, ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminars, 2008
  • Speaker, American Association of Justice, formally ATLA, 2006
  • Lecturer, Litigation for Social Change, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2005
  • Speaker, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2002
  • Lecturer, Civil Practice Options, Complex Litigation, Harvard Law School, 2001
  • Speaker, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2000
  • Speaker, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1997
  • Speaker, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Speaker, Annual Convention, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • Speaker, Annual Convention, New York Trial Lawyers, 1995
  • Speaker, New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • Speaker, Annual Convention, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1994
  • Speaker, Annual Convention, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1989

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Edith Kuys v. Dr. Henry Berkowitz and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Conveying Your Client’s Life Story

Educational Background:

  • Temple University, 1971
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Office Location for Bernard W. Smalley

1845 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-568-6190

 

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Last Updated: 6/8/2017

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