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Scott Bryant Smith

Scott Bryant Smith


Personal Injury Lawyer
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Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey, and Fronrath LLP
West Palm Beach, FL

About Scott Bryant Smith

Attorney Biography

Scott Smith is a Native Floridian, born in Clearwater, Fl.Scott attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was a member of the Air Force football team. Following a football related injury, he transferred to Florida State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree and law degree.

Mr. Smith is an accomplished Florida trial attorney with many years of experience. As a partner at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, he provides aggressive representation to individuals and families who have been injured in auto accidents,motorcycle accidents, commercial motor vehicle (truck) accidents, boating accidents, elevator accidents, train accidents, aviation accidents and slip & fall accidents. Scott also represents those injured by defective products and families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence.

Mr. Smith is respected by his clients and those in the legal community. He has achieved an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review rating process. An AV rating is Martindale’s most prestigious peer review rating.It takes into account an attorney’s ability and ethics as well as confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. This honor is bestowed only upon lawyers who exude extraordinary legal capability and adhere to strict ethics while practicing law.

Scott is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of an attorney’s competency and experience. Certification identifies Mr. Smith as an attorney with extensive knowledge, skills and proficiency in civil trial law. It distinguishes him as a specialist in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Of Florida's more than 80,000 attorneys, only about 4,200 are Board Certified. Further, he has been recognized by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Florida. He has also been identified as a "Rising Star" by the publication, Florida Super Lawyers.

During his career, Scott has resolved hundreds of cases by settlement agreement or jury verdict. He has been lead counsel or co-counsel on numerous cases that resulted in settlements or jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars. His experience in handling significant personal injury and wrongful death cases allows him to offer quality representation to his clients who have been harmed in an accident or by a defective product.

Scott currently serves as secretary of the Palm Beach County Justice Association and on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for the City of Palm Beach Gardens.

Scott and his wife, Molly, are active in the local chapter of the March of Dimes. They are committed to fighting the premature birth of babies. Scott and Molly reside in Palm Beach Gardens with their three children, Sandy, Tucker and Charlie.


Practice Areas

 
Personal Injury (54%)
 
Construction Law (10%)
 
Civil Trial Law (9%)
 
Admiralty and Maritime Law (8%)
 
Legal Malpractice (7%)
 
Products Liability (7%)
 
Insurance Bad Faith (5%)
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Résumé - Scott Bryant Smith

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1998

Education

Florida State University College of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Juris Doctor
1998

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
2008

Associations

American Association for Justice
Member
American Association for Justice

Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Founder
Florida Justice Association

Member
The National Trial Lawyers

Member,
President
Palm Beach County Justice Association

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

United States Supreme Court

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Contact Scott Bryant Smith

Scott Bryant Smith
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey, and Fronrath LLP
515 N Flagler Dr. Suite 1000
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
www.foryourrights.com
Office: 561-655-1990
Office: 561-622-0622
Fax: 561-832-2932

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

Scott Bryant Smith - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about Scott Bryant Smith on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's current membership classification, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.


Specialty Certification Information

Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."


Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.


Nonprofit Organizations

American Association for Justice -

The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.


Florida Justice Association -

The FJA is a professional association that advocates for fair access to Florida's civil court system and works support and educate attorneys who protect the rights of plaintiffs seeking justice. Many of the top personal injury and civil trial lawyers in , belong to this respected non-profit organization.


Palm Beach County Justice Association -

PBCJA supports and educates trial attorneys representing plaintiffs in civil cases while advocating for fair access to Florida's civil court system. Many of the top personal injury attorneys in West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach County belong to the PBCJA and take on leadership positions in this organization.



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