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Matthew T. Smith

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Lansing

212 E. Cesar Chavez Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
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Education
J.D., with Honors, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1994
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1991
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
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

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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 (2012-2018), 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.

Memberships
American Bar Association
Ingham County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
News
Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at "Preventing and Addressing Construction Defects and Failures" Seminar on January 25, 2018Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at the Associated General Contractors of Michigan “Risk of Design Liability” Program on April 25, 2017Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at Landlord-Tenant Law: From Lease to Eviction Seminar on April 11, 2017Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar in Lansing, MI on January 24, 2017Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at the ICBA Bankruptcy Section Meeting in Lansing, MI on January 26, 2017 Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at the 2016 HVAC/R Expo of Michigan on September 29, 2016 Sixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at AGC Surety Bonding & Construction Risk Management conference in Naples, FL on February 3, 2016 Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at Property Management 101 seminar in Lansing, MI on January 26, 2016 Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at Residential Landlord-Tenant Law: Rentals and Remedies seminar in Grand Rapid, MI on January 21, 2016 Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for the 2015 Super Lawyers Business EditionSixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 ListClark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at MICPA Construction Industry Conference September 24, 2015 Clark Hill Attorneys Matthew T. Smith and James R. Stadler Present at Williams Distributing HVAC Business Training Program September 9, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith Honored With Firm’s 2015 Pro Bono Award Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at Sterling Education Services Seminar “Landlord-Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, Litigation and Settlements” April 14, 2015 in Kalamazoo, MI Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at Sterling Education Services Seminar “Landlord-Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New Market” January 22, 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at AGC America Conference on Surety Bonding & Construction Risk Management February 1-3, 2015 in Naples, FL Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at the National Business Institute “Title Law From Start to Finish” Seminar January 23, 2015Sixty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 List Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at the Williams Distributing Dealer Meeting and Vendor Fair March 13, 2014Clark Hill PLC Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present at Sterling Education Services, Inc.’s 3rd Annual Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar – January 23