Scott B. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Scott Smith Injury Law
 | 4440 PGA Boulevard, Suite 306
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-500-5555
Fax: 561-675-0841
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Scott B. Smith is the founder of Scott Smith Injury Law in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Mr. Smith handles all types of personal injury matters, including those involving car accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, products liability, trucking accidents and wrongful death. He serves clients in Palm Beach County, as well as the Treasure Coast and throughout the surrounding areas.

Mr. Smith has more than 20 years of experience litigating on behalf of negligence victims. Over his time in practice, he has litigated and settled numerous cases resulting in substantial recoveries in excess of one million dollars.

A respected attorney in his community, Mr. Smith is AV Preeminent* peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating awarded by the prestigious organization and given to attorneys possessing high ethical standards and outstanding legal ability.

In addition, Mr. Smith’s accomplishments have resulted in mentions in notable publications. These include Attorney at Law Magazine, Best Lawyers and Palm Beach Illustrated.

A member of various professional organizations, Mr. Smith belongs to the Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Justice Association and the Florida Justice Association. He is board-certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Mr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and graduated with honors. He received his law degree from Florida State University College of Law. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a license to practice law before all Florida state courts and several federal courts.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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About Scott Smith

Admitted: 1998, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.scottsmithinjurylaw.com/attorney-profile/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized as the Lawyer of the Year in 2017 in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in West Palm Beach, FL., "Lawyer of the Year" in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in West Palm Beach, FL, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyer, Florida Super Lawyers Publication
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Florida, Top 100 Trial Attorney in Florida, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Two separate cases handled/litigated by Scott B. Smith were included in Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements in 2011 and 2012.  His Taggart v. Reilly verdict of $2,200,000.00 was included in largest verdicts in Florida in 2011 for motor vehicle accidents and motorcycle injury cases, and his Wilson v. Goodman wrongful death case was listed as the ninth largest verdict or settlement in Florida in 2012.  It was also listed as the largest (#1) verdict or settlement in the wrongful death category in Florida for 2012.  The case settled with the defendant and his insurance for $40,000,000.00.  A confidential settlement was also reached with the bar/establishment that had served the defendant alcohol prior to the fatal motor vehicle crash., Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements, Top Florida Verdicts and Settlements 2011 and 2012, 2011
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, The Florida Bar, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 2008 with recertification in 2013 and 2018., 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Board of Directors., 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors of March of Dimes -- Palm Beach County Division., 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker at the 2010 FJA Workhorse Seminar, Deposing the Truck Driver in Big-Rig Trucking Cases -- "Winning the Deposition", Speaker, Florida Justice Association (FJA), 2010
  • Author, Know Thy Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR's) in the Commercial Vehicle "Big-Rig" Trucking Case, Briefings, Palm Beach County Justice Association, 2010

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $40,000,000 settlement for surviving father and mother who lost their only son in a motor vehicle accident caused by DUI driver; $6.75 million settlement with trucking company for wrongful death of mother of four following tractor-trailer accident; $6 million settlement who lost their young child in tragic motor vehicle after wheel separated from vehicle; $4 million settlement with waste management company for truck accident that resulted in amputation of plaintiff's leg; $3 million settlement for injured victim of elevator accident; $2 million settlement for wrongful death of spouse in products liability case against auto manufacturer for defective airbag; $653,000.00 verdict against FedEx Ground Package System for injuries caused by trucking accident; $200,000.00 verdict against Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in underinsured motorist claim arising out of motor vehicle accident; $2.2 million verdict for truck accident and premises liability accident (2 accidents separated by 9 days); $800,000 settlement for individual who was rear-ended and underwent one level lumbar discectomy and fusion; $450,000.00 settlement for individual who was involved in a commercial motor vehicle accident and suffered leg fracture, $373,000.00 verdict for husband and wife who were rear-ended and suffered soft-tissue injuries (offer was only $20,000.00)., 2013

Educational Background:

  • U.S. Air Force Academy (1991-1993);Florida State University (B.S., 1995);Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 1998).

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • American Association Of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Attorneys
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Middle & Northern Districts)
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts Of Florida (Southern
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Office Location for Scott B. Smith

4440 PGA Boulevard
Suite 306
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Phone: 561-500-5555

Fax: 561-675-0841

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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