Michael J. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Washington, DC

Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP
 | 1233 20th St. NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-712-7000
Fax: 202-712-7100
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael J. Smith is of counsel to the law firm of Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata, LLP, which has offices in Fairfax, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. At the firm, Mr. Smith focuses his practice primarily on civil and commercial litigation.

As an attorney, Mr. Smith represents both business owners and private individuals with their legal issues involving consumer rights violations, breaches of contract and fraud. He also represents clients during residential and commercial real estate transactions, as well as handling cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, construction litigation and more. For commercial clients, he serves as general counsel, advising his clients on a wide range of legal matters involving contracts, leases, corporate and employment agreements, and other aspects of business law.

In addition, Mr. Smith has an extensive amount of experience in criminal and traffic law. He has successfully defended numerous clients in both state and federal courts against charges involving DUI, reckless driving, marijuana possession and other serious offenses.

In 2004, Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. He then attended Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. During his time in law school, Mr. Smith served with the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic and the Marquette University Law School Student Bar Association.

Mr. Smith is licensed to practice law in Virginia, D.C., Georgia and Wisconsin.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Litigation
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor


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Rising Stars: 2017

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About Michael Smith

Admitted: 2007, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: http://www.bonnerkiernan.com/attorneys-MichaelSmith-DC.html


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, April 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Fairfax Bar Association’s Circuit Court Criminal Subcommittee, Member
  • Fairfax Bar Association’s Circuit Court and General District Court Committees, Member, 2016
  • Georgia State Bar, January 2012
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, May 2007
  • District of Columbia Bar, January 2017
  • Virginia State Bar, October 2007

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, B.A., Major: Foreign Affairs, May 2004
  • Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Juris Doctor, Honors and activities: cum laude, Graduated in Top 10% of class, CALI Award for Media Law, Dean’s List, 4 semesters, Marquette University Legal Clinic and Student Bar Association, Law Review: Member, Marquette Sports Law Review, May 2007
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Office Location for Michael J. Smith

1233 20th St. NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-712-7000

Fax: 202-712-7100

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Last Updated: 10/28/2019

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