Jason Smith is a founding 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. Mr. Smith 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, mechanicâ€™s liens, employment discrimination, and medical malpractice. Martindale-Hubbell has designated Mr. Smith as an AV-rated lawyer. Mr. Smith was selected as a Mountain States SuperLawyer in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Mr. Smith was selected as a Rising Star by the SuperLawyers Mountain States magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Mr. Smith was also selected as of the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern Nevada by the Nevada Business Journal in its 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Legal Elite editions.
A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, Mr. Smith 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. Mr. Smith was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and was selected as the basketball teamâ€™s representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board. Mr. Smith received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowaâ€™s Willard S. Boyd College of Law in 2005 where he was a member of the Journal of Corporation Law.
Prior to law school, Mr. Smith was a commercial real estate leasing associate for developer Equity Growth Group, LLC, in Bettendorf, Iowa. During law school, Mr. Smith was Secretary of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, and was also one of two students chosen by the University Provost to serve on the College of Law Dean Search Committee in 2003â€“04. Mr. Smith studied abroad in the College of Lawâ€™s Iowa-Bordeaux Comparative Law program in Arcachon, France, in 2004. Mr. Smith is a member of the Nevada Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Jasonâ€™s personal interests include playing golf, attending concerts, travel, coaching his childrenâ€™s sports teams, and following all sorts of professional and college sports, especially his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Member, Nevada Bar Association
Member, Clark County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Recognized by, Mountain States Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015
Rising Star Super Lawyer Mountain States – 2010, 2011, and 2012
Top 100 Attorneys in Southern Nevada by the Nevada Business Journal in its 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Legal Elite Editions
Martindale-Hubbell has designated Mr. Smith as an AV-rated lawyer.