Michael B. Smith


  • location icon Phoenix, AZ
    2929 North Central Avenue
    Suite 1700
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

Michael Smith is a partner in the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Mr. Smith has practiced as a trial attorney since he was admitted to the bar in 1991. He is experienced in a broad range of civil litigation, including tort, property, contract and probate matters. He focuses the majority of his practice in tort/insurance defense and commercial litigation.

Mr. Smith’s experience includes individual and institutional clients, for whom he has provided representation in professional negligence claims, including medical malpractice, elder abuse, insurance agent E&O, contractor, security agency, architect and engineering liability. His institutional tort defense clients include hospitals, clinics, security organizations, shopping malls and governmental entities. His commercial litigation experience includes contract litigation, business fraud, business dissolution, real property disputes and licensure/royalty claims. He is experienced in all aspects of the litigation process including State and Federal civil trials and appellate work and has tried numerous cases to jury verdict as well as bench trials and arbitrations. He also serves as a court-appointed arbitrator in civil matters.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Arizona




  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Arizona Defense Council
  • Tucson Defense Bar


Syracuse University College of Law

Juris Doctor, 1991

University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, 1987

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