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Matthew T. Smith

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Matthew Smith is a full-service construction attorney handling a large portfolio of suppliers, subcontractors, developers, engineers and general contractors in a variety of construction and commercial litigation matters.

A seasoned attorney, Matthew handles matters involving construction liens, bonding and surety claims, contracts, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, labor, real estate, and design and construction defect litigation. Matthew is experienced in business, bankruptcy, construction, creditors’ rights, real estate, and civil litigation. Matthew is also Capital Litigation Certified.

Matthew joined the United States Marine Corps in 1993 and has achieved the rank of Major. 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.


J.D., with Honors, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1994
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1991
1996, Naval Justice School, 1996


Michigan Super Lawyers (2012-2020)


American Bar Association

Ingham County Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

State Bar Licenses


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.