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Matthew T. Smith



212 E. Cesar Chavez Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
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J.D., with Honors, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1994
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1991
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Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Ct., of Criminal Appeals.
Super lawyers 2015

Matthew T. Smith


Matthew T. Smith concentrates his practice in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. He is experienced in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, real estate, and civil litigation. Matthew is among the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers (2012-2020), an honor reserved for those lawyers who have shown excellence in practice.

Matthew received a B.A. degree in Financial Administration from Michigan State University in 1991, where he was an athlete and received several scholarships and awards.

Matthew joined the United States Marine Corps in 1993 and has achieved the rank of Major. He received his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1994 before returning to active duty in the Marines a year later. Matthew attended the Naval Justice School in 1996, receiving certification as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. Matthew served as government counsel, defense counsel, and as the Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Marine Corps’ Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in San Diego, California. He returned to Michigan in 1999 to practice law, while also serving in the U.S. Marine Reserves. Matthew authored "Creditor's Rights in Chapter 11 Cases" published by Aspatore, a Thomson Reuters Company.

Matthew is a member of the American Bar Association, Ingham County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. Matthew has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

American Bar Association
Ingham County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow