Douglas J. Smillie

Douglas J. Smillie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Allentown, PA

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.
 | 645 Hamilton St, Suite 800
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610-797-9000
Fax: 610-797-6663
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%),
  • Media and Advertising (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

I have been a practicing lawyer for over 35 years. My experince includes many aspects of business and commercial litigation, as well as bankruptcy law. Over the years, I have represented financial institutions in UCC matters as well as in connection with creditors' rights matters and lender liability defense. I also represent businesses (and their owners) in all kinds of commercial disputes, including breach of contract and "business divorce." I endeavor to focus not only on knowing and understanding the law, but also on the legal system and how the law and the court system impact my clients and their businesses. I always try to be practical and focused, while advocating for optimal reults in trial, arbitration, mediation, settlement negotiations or when working with other attorneys. As a result of a variey of expeiences in a number of settings, I have had the opportunity to litigate business torts, trade secrets, contract disputes, partnership and business break-ups, and employment issues, in additoon to a full range of bakruptcy matters for both creditors and business debtors. I have handled a number of Chapter 11 reorganizations, and have represented secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11, 7 and 13 cases. I have also had the privilege to have handled First Amendment cases and other litigation on behalf of media clients. I have tried cases in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

About Douglas Smillie

Admitted: 1982, Pennsylvania

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Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Lehigh Valley Zoological SocietyMember, Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival , 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal, Author, When Worlds Collide: The Effect of the Bakruptcy Stay on Environmental Clean-Up Litigation, 1989

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., cum laude, Muhlenber College, 1978
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Office Location for Douglas J. Smillie

645 Hamilton St
Suite 800
Allentown, PA 18101

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Last Updated: 2/4/2020

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