Brian E. Smith

Associate

Orlando
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Overview

Brian Smith focuses his practice on eminent domain, representing property and business owners statewide through the condemnation process – from pre-suit planning and negotiations to trial. Brian has represented owners ranging from large multinational corporations to small business owners to residential homeowners, and as such has developed a versatile approach to eminent domain litigation. He has forged strong relationships with those in the field, and closely follows developments in Florida's eminent domain law.

In addition to his eminent domain practice, Brian has experience in complex commercial litigation, representing clients such as defense contractors in various government contracting matters and design firms in professional liability, construction defect and general business matters.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012 to 2017)

Memberships

  • Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
  • The Florida Bar
    • Eminent Domain Standing Committee: Member
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section: Social Media Committee Chair (2012 to present)
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 83
  • Lifework Leadership  Graduate (2010)

Community

  • Junior Achievement Academy (Oak Ridge High School): Mentor
  • JA in a Day: Volunteer Instructor

Prior Positions

  • GrayRobinson, PA: Senior Associate (2008 to 2014)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2007, Stetson Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • Reformed Theological Seminary, 2002 to 2003
  • B.S., Business Administration (Finance), University of Florida, 2002