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Schuyler A. Smith is a partner in the firm’s Miami, Florida office. Ms. Smith concentrates her practice on commercial litigation matters and defending, personal injury, premises liability, and products liability lawsuits. She represents major hotels and resort chains, Fortune 500 companies, insurers, cruise lines, and transportation companies, in state and federal courts throughout Florida and the United States Virgin Islands.
Ms. Smith has extensive courtroom experience having begun her legal career as a trial attorney for the State of Florida Department of Children and Families and subsequently at a large Florida defense firm where she handled cases involving business torts and commercial disputes. She also handled labor and employment and professional liability lawsuits with a particular emphasis on the defense of lawyers, accountants, and insurance brokers.
Ms. Smith was born and raised in Jamaica. Ms. Smith obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. While in law school, Ms. Smith served as an Editor for the St. Thomas Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, and was active in the Moot Court and Mock Trial Programs. Ms. Smith also served as an intern to the Honorable Chief Judge David Gersten of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.
Ms. Smith has been consistently recognized as a Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”