Kevin C. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath
 | 515 N Flagler Dr, 10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-612-3359
Fax: 561-832-2932
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Legal Aid/Pro Bono (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization & Education, Kevin C. Smith is a partner at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. The firm’s office is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, and he provides advice and counsel to clients throughout the area and across the state. Mr. Smith attended Florida State University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Science in 1987. He then pursued his legal education at what was then referred to as the University of Florida College of Law, and in 1990 he obtained his Juris Doctor.

Mr. Smith focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing people who have been harmed as the direct result of the negligence of other parties. Many of his cases have arisen out of surgical errors, birth injuries, and other types of medical malpractice, but his experience has extended to motor vehicle crashes and defective products as well. Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has successfully obtained millions of dollars in jury verdicts and negotiated settlements for his clients, and this has led to his membership in the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization that is limited to attorneys who have obtained settlements and awards of at least seven figures.

Mr. Smith has received a great deal of other recognition as well from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 1991, his professional memberships include the Florida Justice Association and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

*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
  • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Legal Aid/Pro Bono
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Kevin Smith

Admitted: 1990, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.foryourrights.com/kevin-c-smith/

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation 2019, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation 2020, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation 2018, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation 2016, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation 2017, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • 2018 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation 2015, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation 2014, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation 2013, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • 2012 Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Super Lawyers, 2007
  • 2021 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Best Lawyers, 2012
  • 2020 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Best Lawyers In America US News & World Report, 2020
  • 2019 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , US News & World Reports Best Lawyer, 2019
  • 2016 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Best Lawyers -Medical Malpractice, 2016
  • 2017 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , US News & World Report Best Lawyers, 2017
  • 2015 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Best Lawyers, 2015
  • 2015 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Best Lawyer in America, 2016
  • 2013 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , US News & World Report Best Lawyers, 2013
  • 2014 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • 2012 US News & World Report Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Litigation , US News & World Report Best Lawyer, 2012
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in Medical Malpractice litigation, Best lawyers, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America – Medical Malpractice Law 2011, US News & World Report Best Lawyer, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member: The Florida Bar, 1991
  • Former Medical/Legal Committee Member (2001): Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2001
  •  Medical Malpractice Task force Member (2001-2020): Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Now Florida Justice Association), 2001
  • Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1991
  • Member: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member: Florida Justice Association, 2007
  • Member: American Association for Justice, 2001
  • Florida Bar Association Board of Ethics Committee , 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Set up legal corporation and documents for the Jupiter Police Foundation.  Currently Chair of the Board of Directors to the foundation., 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Auto Accident/Wrongful Death Palm Beach County, $1,000,000 SETTLEMENT
  • Failure to Diagnose/ lung Cancer, Palm Beach County, $525,000 SETTLEMENT
  • Botch Surgery/ Retain Sponge, Palm Beach County, $500,000 SETTLEMENT
  • Failure to Diagnose/ Cancer, St. Lucie County, $950,000 SETTLEMENT
  • Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer, Palm Beach County, $750,000 SETTLEMENT
  • Failure to Diagnose lung Cancer, Palm Beach County, $900,000 SETTLEMENT
  • Auto Accident/Sudden Acceleration, Palm Beach County, $900,000 SETTLEMENT
  • Medical Malpractice/Failure to Timely Diagnose, Palm Beach County, $1,250,000 SETTLEMENT

Representative Clients:

  • Kevin Smith sues insurance for failure to settle. Jury awards client $200,000 plus attorney fees and all cost, 2018
  • Failure to timely diagnose and treat leads to 16 year old child's death and $1 Million settlement on behalf of the parents.., 2015
  • Slip & Fall Verdict in Martin County Count.  Two disc herniation led to surgery.  Insurance offered $40,000.  Trial Set year and half after original accident.  Jury awards client $436,000., 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Creation and development of the Jupiter Police Foundation, Jupiter, Florida.  The foundation was formed to aid in the funding of the departments needs outside it's own budgetary restraints.  Offers additional help to officers in financial need and develops fund raisers to help the department. Chair of Board of Directors, 2018

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Florida State University, 1987

Industry Groups

  • Law Enforcement and Youth Organizations
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Office Location for Kevin C. Smith

515 N Flagler Dr
10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-612-3359

Fax: 561-832-2932

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Last Updated: 8/25/2020

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