Our Team > Michael O. Smith

Michael Smith is a civil defense litigator.  His practice focuses primarily on trucking litigation, automobile negligence, contractor liability, and commercial litigation (including contract disputes, unfair competition, and other business torts). Michael’s litigation experience provides him with a unique perspective which allows him to provide clients with practical strategies to minimize their potential for future risk in non-litigation matters as well.


  • Michigan State University, B.A. Accounting, 2004
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2007
  • Michigan State University Dean’s List
  • Michigan State University Tower Guard Honor Society
  • Wayne State University Law School Dean’s Scholar
  • Wayne State University Law School Leadership Fellow
  • Member:  Wayne State University Law Review

Admitted to the Bar

  • State Bar of Michigan, 2007
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2009


  • Michael was named a Rising Star in 2013 by Michigan Super Lawyers


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Primerus
  • Michigan State University Alumni Association
  • DRI


  • Born in Royal Oak, Michigan

Outside Interests