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Derek Smith


Labor Law

Employment Law

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida


Mr. Smith is one of the region's leading employment lawyer, having over 25 years of relevant experience. He founded his own firm, the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC with the goal of helping victims of illegal employment practices and sexual harassment. His firm now has four locations on the East Coast including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. Mr. Smith has been recognized by The New York Law Journal as having obtained one of the highest discrimination jury verdicts in New York Employment Law. Mr. Smith has litigated and resolved numerous high profile cases against multi-billion dollar corporations and secured a settlement in excess of $15,000,000 on behalf of a client. Additionally, he is fluent in English and French. Further, he has wide exposure to a variety of legal claims, including but not limited to, claims in Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, and Civil Rights, of which he practices as a litigating attorney. Mr. Smith is admitted to the Federal Courts in NY, NJ, PA, FL and is proud to be admitted to The Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. Mr. Smith is a top rated employment attorney by SuperLawyers as one of the top 5% attorneys in employment law in NYC for over 6 years and holds membership in the National Employment Lawyers Association, the New York State Trail Lawyers Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association of New York. Mr. Smith received his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 1994 and he received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1991. 

To schedule a mediation or arbitration with Mr. Smith or to obtain his fee schedule, 

Please contact or call (212) 465-1128. 

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