Donald H. Smith

Partner

  • location icon Pittsburgh, PA
    429 Fourth Avenue
    Suite 805
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Don Smith is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. Mr. Smith has extensive experience defending product liability, medical malpractice, nursing home, premises liability and automobile accident cases involving death and catastrophic injury. He has successfully defended cases carrying eight-figure exposures and has tried to verdict many death and serious injury cases in Pennsylvania’s state and federal courts. He has handled product liability cases involving roll presses, box-folding machines, lathes, pharmaceuticals, and hydraulic winches alleged to have caused life-altering injuries. Don also handles complex cases involving allegations that natural gas drilling and associated activities have contaminated residents’ air and ground water.

Mr. Smith has represented a diverse range of clients, including highway architects and engineers, physicians and hospitals, manufacturers, nursing homes, and large retailers. He gained supervisory experience as senior partner and head of the medical malpractice department at a mid-size law firm. Mr. Smith has benefited the community through pro bono legal services on multiple occasions.

Mr. Smith received his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Waynesburg University. He is a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area.

Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

Education

Duquesne University School of Law

Juris Doctor

Waynesburg University

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