Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech in 1982, graduating magna cum laude. In 1985 he received his Juris Doctor degree, with high honors, from Duke University and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Smith is Board Certified and Re-Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar and is Board Certified and Re-Certified as a Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Smith is listed in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America; Florida Super Lawyers; Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Smith is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell. He has extensive jury trial experience.
Until mid 2002, Mr. Smith defended insurance companies and their insureds. He was a senior shareholder in Kubicki Draper’s West Palm Beach office. Since then his practice has been strictly limited to representing plaintiffs in significant personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith matters. Mickey has maintained an active trial practice and has achieved results for his clients that exceed one hundred million dollars.
Mr. Smith is an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President and current Executive Committee member of the Palm Beach Chapter); American Association for Justice; Florida Justice Association, EAGLE Program Sponsor; Palm Beach County Justice Association (former Board of Director), and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Mr. Smith has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1985 and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida and Southern District of Florida (including Trial Bar). He is also a member of the Eleventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court Bars.
Mickey has been married for 29 years to Elizabeth Smith, who teaches exceptional children in the Palm Beach County public school system. They live in Wellington, Florida. Both are active in community affairs; are “semi-retired” skydivers after thousands of jumps; are novice golfers; are avid Miami Dolphins and Duke Blue Devil basketball fans, and are always planning their next travel adventure.
Board Certified and Re-Certified by both The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
The Best Lawyers in America; listed in the specialties of insurance law and personal injury litigation. (This publication “is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession." An exhaustive, confidential survey of the top law
The Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America. (Compiled by asking the nation’s best lawyers and their clients whom they would trust with their own legal matters).
American Board of Trial Advocates; Palm Beach Chapter Past President and current Executive Committee member. (ABOTA is an invitation only group of experienced trial lawyers “who display skill, civility and integrity”).
Florida Super Lawyers; personal injury law. (Ballots are sent to experienced lawyers, who are asked “to nominate the best lawyers they’ve personally observed in action.” Only 5% of Florida attorneys are selected).
Florida Legal Elite. (Compiled by Florida Trend magazine by asking members of The Florida Bar to provide “the names of Florida lawyers they hold in the highest regard - lawyers they have worked with personally or would recommend to others”).
Florida’s Top Lawyers; personal injury law. (This exclusive list is compiled by Florida Monthly magazine based upon independent voting).
•"AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell. (This independent rating, determined by other lawyers and judges, is the highest possible for both legal ability and general ethical standards. The Martindale Directory was first published in 1868).