Jonathan Scott Smith
Firm: Jonathan Scott Smith, LLC
Address: 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21044
Membership: Maryland Association for Justice, Inc. (Chair, Nursing Home Section, 2009-2010); Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (Chair, Nursing Home Section, 2008-2009; 2007-2008; Vice-Chair, Nursing Home Section, 2006-2007; Member, Legislative Committee,
University: University of Baltimore (B.A., Jurisprudence, Magna Cum Laude (With High Honors), (1977; Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude (With High Honors), 1979)
Admitted: 1979, Maryland and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland including Trial Bar; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court
Biography: Member, Heuisler Honor Society. Moot Court Champion, 1977-1978. Recipient: Merit Awards, 1976-1977 and 1977-1978; Lawyers Cooperative Book Award, Trusts and Estates. Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1978-1979. PUBLICATIONS: Author: "Maryland Criminal Procedure Forms and Analysis" Second Edition, West Group (Library of Congress #95-76883); "Maryland Criminal Procedure Forms," Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company (Library of Congress #87-83520); "Expert Report Requirement in Maryland's Medical Malpractice Statute (Complying With Walzer v. Osborne)," M.T.L.A. Trial Rptr., Summer, 2007; "The Status of the Defense of Diminished Capacity in Maryland Criminal Cases," M.T.L.A. Trial Rptr., Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring, 1982; Comment, "State and Local Legislative Powers: An Analysis of the Conflict and Preemption Doctrines in Maryland," 8 U. Balt. L. Rev. 300, 1979. PRESENTATIONS: Moderator, "Long-Term Care Litigation Seminar," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Association for Justice, Inc., 2010; Panelist, "Going Solo: Solo Practitioner Panel," University of Baltimore School of Law and Maryland Association for Justice, Inc., 2010; Lecturer, "Surviving the Court of Appeals: Certificates of Merit and Reports Post Walzer and Carroll," Medical Negligence Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 2008; Moderator, "Hot Topics in Long-Term Care Litigation," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 2008; Lecturer, "Using Administrative Regulations, Professional Codes, and Health Care Provider Policies and Procedures to Prove Violations of the Standards of Care," Nursing Home Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 2008. Panel Member, "Surviving After Walzer & The Continuing Battle Over Ex Parte Communications," Medical Negligence Section, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 2007; Lecturer, "Evaluating, Investigating and Preparing a Nursing Home Negligence Case: Proving Violation of the Standard of Care; Damages: Wrongful Death and Survival Actions," Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, 2004. Lecturer, "Charging Documents," University of Baltimore School of Law and Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics Program: "Criminal Procedure: A 'How To' with an Emphasis on Ethics," 1990; "Finding Weaknesses in the Prosecution's Case," Maryland State's Attorneys Association, Basic Trial Advocacy Course, 1989; Faculty Advisor: Career Prosecutor Course, National College of District Attorneys, 1983; Trial Advocacy Training Program, Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 1983. Lecturer, "Case Preparation, Interviewing Witnesses and Using a Trial Notebook," Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 1983. Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore County, 1980-1984. Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, District 9, 1988-1995. Member, Ethics Panel, Howard County Public School System, 1984-1987.