JASON D. SMITH

“I take great pride in establishing trust and rapport with my clients. The best attorney-client experiences start with a detailed understanding of the client’s needs and expectations. From there, I approach each matter from a team perspective, working collaboratively with the client throughout the dispute to strategically achieve a strong result. My attention to detail has allowed me to form long-lasting relationships with a large variety of individual and corporate clients.”

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Jason Smith is a shareholder in the Firm and has experience in a wide variety of commercial, contract, business, tort, and civil litigation matters in state and federal court, including matters before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jason has experience handling matters involving commercial contracts, landlord/tenant (residential and commercial), personal guarantees, corporate governance disputes, partnership and limited liability entity disputes, shareholder derivative actions, tort, real estate, professional malpractice and liability, defamation, and business disparagement, mechanic’s liens, employment discrimination, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Jason has assisted out-of-state firms as local counsel in numerous matters including intellectual property litigation, shareholder derivative cases, and class action matters in state and federal court.

Martindale-Hubbell has designated Jason as an AV-rated lawyer and he has been repeatedly selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyer. Jason was selected as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Mountain States magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He has been repeatedly selected as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern Nevada by the Nevada Business Journal in its Legal Elite edition (now Top Rank Attorneys) and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation.

A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, Jason received B.B.A. degrees in Finance and Marketing from the University of Iowa in 2001 where he was a member and captain of the Hawkeye basketball team that won the 2001 Big Ten Tournament Championship. Jason was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and was selected as the basketball team’s representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board. Jason received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa’s Willard S. Boyd College of Law in 2005 where he was a member of the Journal of Corporation Law.

Prior to law school, Jason was a commercial real estate leasing associate for developer Equity Growth Group, LLC, in Bettendorf, Iowa. During law school, he was one of two students chosen by the University Provost to serve on the College of Law Dean Search Committee in 2003-04. Jason studied abroad in the College of Law’s Iowa-Bordeaux Comparative Law program in Arcachon, France, in 2004. Jason is a member of the Nevada Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. His personal interests include playing golf, attending concerts, travel, and following all sorts of professional and college sports, especially his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes.

Practice Groups:

Appellate Practice
Business Litigation
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Contract Litigation
Employment Practice
Professional Liability
Real Property
Technology & Intellectual Property

Bar and Court Admissions:

State Bar of Nevada
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION:

J.D., University of Iowa William S. Boyd College of Law
B.B.A., University of Iowa

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, Nevada Bar Association
Member, Clark County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association