Invested in your right to a safe work environment

Derek T. Smith


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., 1991

Law School:

Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1994; Université de Droit, Marseille, France

Awards and Recognition:

Top Rated attorney by SuperLawyers as one of the top 5% attorneys in employment law in New York City; Top rated attorney by Newsweek; Recognized by The New York Law Journal as having obtained one of the highest discrimination jury verdicts in New York;
Top Employment Law Verdict in NY.


New York State Trial Lawyers; National Employment Lawyers Association; NELA/NY

Attorney Profiles


Practice Areas:

Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; Civil Rights Litigation; Employment Law; Civil Litigation


1995, New York; 1996, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania


Derek T. Smith is an experienced labor & employment law litigator who has particular experience in the areas of discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights litigation, employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Smith received his J.D. in 1994 from the Dickinson School of Law, his B.A. in 1991 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and studied at the Université de Droit, d'Économie, et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Attorney Derek T. Smith is admitted to the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Attorney Smith is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA"), National Employment Lawyers Association of New York ("NELA/NY"), New York State Trial Lawyers ("NYSTLA") and practices in both the New York and Philadelphia offices.

Mr. Smith is also a Judge in the annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition as well as a Judge in the Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Smith has personally litigated and resolved numerous high profile cases against multi-billion dollar corporations.

Derek T. Smith is fluent in English and French.

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