Justin Smith - Complex Commercial Litigation - Nixon Peabody LLP

Justin S. Smith

Justin Smith is a department attorney with Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes practice group. He represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of matters.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on commercial disputes in state and federal courts, representing clients in a diverse range of industries. I assist with all phases of litigation matters including discovery, analysis of legal issues, and drafting motions.

What do you see on the horizon?

I am following the developing trends in utilizing technology within the legal profession. As technology continues to alter the litigation landscape, it will be important to adapt and implement cost-effective and secure technological innovations into everyday practice to maximize efficiency and accuracy, as well as to improve client engagement and visibility.

Prior Experience

Most recently, Justin was a law clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department, and clerked for the Honorable Brian P. Stern on the Providence County Business Calendar. Additionally, Justin served as a teaching associate for “Introduction to U.S. Law and the Way Lawyers Think” at Brown University’s Pre-College Program.

While in law school, Justin served as an intern to Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Justin also was a legal intern at NP in 2017–18.


Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | November 05, 2020

This roundup of recent honors mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes department attorney Justin Smith for being named a Kids in Need of Defense Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, noting that KIND honored the group of attorneys “for their pro bono work in providing legal services to refugee and immigrant children who come to the United States alone in search of safety.”


Justin S. Smith

Department Attorney


Phone: 401-454-1027

Fax: 833-946-0604

Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Rhode Island, B.A.

University of Rhode Island, B.S.


Rhode Island

U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
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