Samuel Kennedy-Smith


Samuel Kennedy-Smith is an associate in the Providence office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of both the General Liability Practice and the Workers' Compensation Practice. Sam has extensive experience in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts courts representing individuals, businesses, and insurance companies. His practice includes workers’ compensation in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, premises liability, dog bites/injuries, municipal law, transportation law, construction defects and accidents, employment, employment and housing discrimination and coverage analysis and litigation. Sam’s prior work experience includes time at a small general practice firm which handled workers’ compensation, administrative, criminal, civil, and family law matters. He has most recently worked as a member of the defense bar practicing in a wide range of areas including premises liability, commercial litigation, consumer actions, motor vehicle liability, construction accidents and defects, products liability, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, professional liability, and subrogation.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation

Additional Experience



Rhode Island


U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Awards & Honors

Superlawyers New England Rising Star, 2018


Northeastern University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2012

Colby College

Bachelor of Arts, History and Classics, cum laude, 2008