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Richard W Smith

Richard W Smith


Personal Injury and Employment Lawyer
Nejame Law Firm
Orlando, FL
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About Richard W Smith

Attorney Biography

Richard W. Smith graduated from the FSU College of Law in Tallahassee in 1994 and obtained his J.D. with High Honors. From there he practiced law in Jacksonville, Florida at a downtown law firm handling primarily criminal defense matters, employment lawsuits, and appeals in both areas. In 1999, attorney Rick Smith he moved to Orlando, and he has been serving and representing clients throughout Central Florida in a wide array of civil matters including employment disputes, commercial and consumer contract disagreements, product liability and wrongful death matters, premises liability lawsuits such as slip and fall and negligent security, automobile and trucking accident claims, ADA accessibility matters, workplace discrimination and retaliation disputes, wage and hour concerns (unpaid wages, overtime, & minimum wages), non-compete agreement enforcement and defense whether relating to employment or independent contractor situations, and defamation litigation. He is admitted to try cases throughout Florida including all three of the federal civil districts, i.e., Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. Beyond the courtroom, Rick Smith handles various transactional work for his clients. A short list of his prior experience assisting his clients includes drafting and/or analyzing various commercial and consumer contracts, creating custom employment handbooks and policy manuals, conducting or assisting in internal employment investigations as to sexual harassment and discrimination, handling wage and hour audits, forming and registering certain company entities, preparing various powers of attorney, drafting and/or reviewing severance agreements, creating and/or analyzing employment or independent contractor agreements, and more.


Practice Areas

 
Personal Injury (34%)
 
Employment Law (33%)
 
Civil Trial Law (33%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1994

Work Experience

NeJame Law
NeJame Law
Partner
2019

Smith Law & Mediation
Owner
20182019

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
Partner
20172018

Fisher Rushmer
Associate
19992017

Sheppard & White
Sheppard & White
Associate
19941999

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Education

Florida State University College of Law
Florida State University College of Law
1994

Awards & Honors

Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
2010

Certified County Civil Mediator
Florida Supreme Court

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Commercial Recognitions

Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2016

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale Hubbell
2012

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Contact Richard W Smith

Richard W Smith
Nejame Law Firm
189 S Orange Ave Ste 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
www.nejamelaw.com
Office: 407-500-0000
Fax: 321-972-0099
Cell: 407-694-4652

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