Michael J Smith (President)

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Michael J. Smith was born and raised in the Metropolitan Area of Detroit in the State of Michigan. Mr. Smith has been married since 1982 and has three young boys ages 8 – 14. Mr. Smith attended Central Michigan University and Wayne State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Law with distinction and was on the Dean’s List. He also played college baseball for three years at Wayne State University. Subsequently, Mr. Smith moved to Georgia and played professional baseball for the Valdosta Red Sox, a minor league affiliate. It was in the early stages of his baseball career that he made the decision to attend Law School. Mr. Smith moved back to Michigan and attended Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, and in 1984 he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree. Mr. Smith was an editor of the Detroit College of Law Review and has had his work published – Federal Election Commission vs. Florida for Kennedy Committee: Our Draft Committees, Political Committees within the meanings of FECA? 1679 Detroit College of Law Review, 1983.

In 1984, Mr. Smith was appointed Magistrate in Macomb County serving the cities of Clinton Township, Harrison Township and Mt. Clemens in the State of Michigan. He was one of the youngest Magistrates ever to serve in the State of Michigan. Subsequently, Mr. Smith was an Assistant Township Attorney in Clinton Township and was an associate lawyer and became a partner and then in 1991 he started his own law firm, Michael J. Smith & Associates, P.C. which is currently operating in Sterling Heights, MI. He is also the Founder and President of Barrister Legal Services, P.C.

Mr. Smith has been very involved with many areas of law and is a very respected Attorney throughout the State of Michigan. He has edited many books and has also taught classes at Macomb Community College pertaining to criminal law. He is or has been a member of various organizations such as the ATLA, MTLA, ABA, MABP, The State Bar of Michigan and the Macomb County Bar Association.

Mr. Smith has represented various well-known clients in the sports and entertainment industry. Mr. Smith has argued in the Court of Appeals and in the State Supreme Court and has had various cases published in Law Journals.