Jared J. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Louisville, KY

McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, P.L.C.
108 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Phone: 502-233-8405
Fax: 502-233-8409
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC, Jared J. Smith focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In this regard, he provides representation to clients in the greater Louisville metropolitan area and throughout Kentucky who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Smith has been involved in have stemmed from incidents involving medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, defective products, and premises liability. He has been able to obtain high-dollar settlements and jury awards for his plaintiff clients, and in his first trial in front of a jury, he won a verdict in excess of $500,000 in a case involving products liability.

Mr. Smith's successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him the respect of his fellow members of the bar. He has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for three consecutive years, and he has been named as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under Age 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in Kentucky.

Mr. Smith attended Hanover College in Indiana as an undergraduate, where he majored in psychology and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. His legal education was obtained at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011. He joined his current firm in November 2017. A district vice president of the Kentucky Justice Association, Mr. Smith gives back to his community by his active participation in Supplies Over Seas, a nonprofit organization that provides medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics around the world.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

About Jared J. Smith

Admitted: 2011, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://mhsattorneys.com/about-us/jared-smith/

Educational Background

  • Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Dean’s List, Major: Psychology, Minor: Philosophy, 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Seminar Web Speaker, "How to Detect Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Sue and Win!", 2015
  • Presentation concerning the ethics of mediation., Speaker, Mediation and Settlement Ethics, Kentucky Justice Associaiton, Legal, 2019
  • Speaker, Pre - Litigation Seminar; "Adjusting the Adjuster: The Art of Negotiation", Kentucky Justice Association, 2017
  • Chair of the Kentucky Justice Association's Combating Defense Strategies seminar. , Seminar Chair, Combating Defense Strategies, Kentucky Justice Association, 2018
  • Speaker at the Kentucky Justice Association's Settlement Strategies in Auto Cases seminar. , Speaker/Faculty, Settlement Strategies in Auto Cases, Kentucky Justice Association, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteered at the Covenant House in New Orleans with the American Association for Justice, 2020
  • Presented to high schoolers on the dangers of distracted driving in association with EndDD.org  , 2019
  • Best Buddies Kentucky Sponsor, 2015 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association Angel Tree Service Project, 2016
  • Supplies Over Seas, Volunteer, 2015 - Present
  • Kentucky Derby Festival. Volunteer, 2010 - 2013          
  • Student Alumni Network Development – Hanover College, 2014 

Honors/Awards

  • , Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • Selected as a top 40 attorney under 40 in the state of Kentucky. , Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Recipient of the "Above and Beyond Award" for efforts with the AAJ NLD Board, Above and Beyond Award, American Association for Justice - NLD, 2019
  • TOP 10 under 40 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Excellence Award, NLD Excellence Award, American Association for Justice, 2019
  • Client Satisfaction Award - 10 Best American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015-2016
  • A Trial Lawyers Care Award Finalist by The American Association for Justice, Award Finalist - Trial Lawyers Care, American Association for Justice, 2016
  • Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Hanover College, 2018
  • Rising Star Selectee, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Kentucky Delegate to the American Association for Justice, Kentucky Justice Association, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015, Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Kentucky Delegate, American Association of Justice for the State of Kentucky, 2016, Kentucky State Delegate to the American Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, 2016
  • New Lawyers Division Excellence Award, American Association for Justice, 2016
  • Leadership Academy Selectee, American Association for Justice, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Rising Star Selectee, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Kentucky Delegate to the American Association for Justice, Kentucky Justice Association, 2018
  • "The Finis Price Outstanding Board Member Award" by the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association, Outstanding Board Member Award, Kentucky Justice Association, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • New Lawyers Division Star, American Association for Justice, 2017
  • New Lawyer Division Excellence Award, American Association for Justice, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • New Lawyers Division Centurion Award, American Association for Justice, 2018
  • Rising Star Selectee, Super Lawyers, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Treasurer of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice, 2021
  • District Vice President of the Kentucky Justice Association, 2021
  • Secretary of the New Lawyer Division of the American Association for Justice, 2020
  • Kentucky Justice Association - Chair of the Public Relations Committee, 2019
  • District Vice President of the Kentucky Justice Association, 2019
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate, 2019
  • American Association for Justice - Elected Secretary to the Board of the New Lawyers Division, 2019
  • American Association for Justice - Public Service Committee Chair, 2018
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Public Relations Committee, Chair 2015 - present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association, District Vice President, 2016
  • District Vice President - Kentucky Justice Association, 2018
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board of Governors
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2017
  • District Vice President - Kentucky Justice Association, 2017
  • Kentucky, 2011
  • Louisville Bar Association
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Office Location for Jared J. Smith

108 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

Phone: 502-233-8405

Fax: 502-233-8409

Last Updated: 7/15/2021

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