American College of Trial Lawyers
• President, 2015-2016
• Regent, 2009-2013
American Bar Association
• Member, served in House of Delegates
American Bar Foundation
Virginia State Bar
• President, 1995-1996
The Bar Association of the City of Richmond
• President, 1986-1987
Virginia Bar Association
John Marshall Inn of Court
Michael W. Smith is a partner and serves as chairman of the firm and its Executive Committee, and is head of the Litigation section. He joined the firm following a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Robert R. Merhige Jr., Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The substantial majority of his practice has consisted of trials in both state and federal courts in which he has represented individuals and companies in corporate and commercial litigation. Mr. Smith’s practice has also consisted of products liability and health care litigation.
Mr. Smith is a Fellow and former president of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a former president of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond and the Virginia State Bar. He has authored law-related articles, lectured at numerous conferences, continuing legal education programs and the Virginia Professionalism Course, and spoken at various bar association meetings.