Tom Smith has focused his practice on medical malpractice cases involving serious injury or death for over thirty years. For seventeen years, he defended doctors and hospitals on behalf of insurance companies. Since 1996, Tom's practice has been dedicated exclusively to representing patients and their families who have been injured or killed due to doctor or hospital errors. Tom has received many honors recognizing his skill and ability in trial. He is an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating by peers possible for profession and ethical standards.
Each year since 2006, Tom has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of plaintiff's medical malpractice law. In 2012, he was especially honored when he was named the Washington D.C. Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He has also been named a Virginia and Metro D.C. Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice law every year since 2007. Only 5% of the lawyers in Virginia achieve the Super Lawyer status. Tom has also been named by both Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine as a top lawyer in plaintiff's medical malpractice law. Finally, Tom has been named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association.
More important to Tom than these honors is the satisfaction he feels when he achieves a successful result for his client. Obviously, not every case is won, but all are fought with a dedication to the client.
Professional Honors & Activities:
Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury: Medical Malpractice - 2006 -2013
Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2012, for Medical Malpractice Law, Washington, D.C.
Virginia Super Lawyers, Personal Injury, Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice - 2007-2013
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers: Medical Malpractice - 2008-2013
Recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the top personal injury lawyers - 2010-2013
Recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a top plaintiff's medical malpractice attorney - 2012
Received Martindale Hubbell's Highest Rating of AV
American Association of Justice - Leaders Forum Member
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Board of Governors, 2005-2013
- Chair of the Federal Key Contacts Committee, 2005-2007
- Legislative Committee, 2005-2013; Chair 2009-2011
Named to Governor's Payment and Deliver Reform Task Force - 2010
Member, Trial Lawyers of the District of Columbia
Virginia State Bar, 1990
District of Columbia Bar, 1990
Fairfax County Bar Association
United States Supreme Court, 1986
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1990
United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1990
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1990
Supreme Court of Virginia, 1990