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.
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.
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.
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.
Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Rhode Island, B.A.
University of Rhode Island, B.S.
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island