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Stephen P. Smith


Direct Dial: 305-460-6535
Fax: 305-446-3667

Stephen P. Smith is a Partner of the firm. Mr. Smith focuses his practice on insurance defense, professional liability defense, premises liability, toxic/environmental torts and general liability matters. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced with another statewide defense firm and has extensive experience in healthcare and general liability matters, including representing physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in professional liability, licensure and disciplinary and credentialing matters. Prior to beginning his legal career, he served as a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary R. Jones of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Florida. He is fluent in Spanish.


  • Will Florida Become a Completely Uncapped State for Medical Malpractice Actions?,  Florida Bar Health Law Section Newsletter, Fall 2018
  • Discovery Pertaining to the Authenticity and Integrity of Electronic Medical Records and Its Impact in Medical Malpractice Cases, American Health Lawyers Association Health Care Liability & Litigation Newsletter, March 2018
  • The Discoverability of Physician Peer Review and Disciplinary Records Under State and Federal Law in Florida State and Federal Courts, Florida Bar Health Law Section Newsletter, Spring 2017
  • The Pursuit of Chapter 415 Neglect or Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult Claims By Patients Against Hospitals in Florida, Florida Bar Journal, March 2015
  • Actions for Breach of Real Estate Sales Contracts, in Florida Real Property Litigation (7th ed. 2013)(co-author)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Health Law Section; Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Healthcare Litigation and Liability Practice Group, 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Bulletin Committee Member


Practice Areas

  • Professional liability
  • Premises liability
  • Construction
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical and Healthcare Malpractice
  • Toxic/environmental torts
  • General Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame,cum laude, 2005