Robert M. Smith

Robert M. Smith

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone:
612-284-3820
866-254-9003
Fax:
612-338-5834
Email:
Robert M. Smith represents small business owners and individuals involved in complex business disputes, legal malpractice lawsuits, securities claims, real estate matters and marriage dissolutions. He advises businesses on contract, lease, employment and general business issues. He has more than 35 years experience in jury and court trials, appeals, and arbitrations, practicing in both state and federal court. Mr. Smith is a trained mediator and arbitrator. He is known for his solid business judgment, aggressive advocacy, practical advice, and responsive service to his clients. He is a 1977 honors graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Commercial litigation
  • 20% Real Estate Litigation
  • 10% Legal Malpractice
  • 5% Domestic Relations
  • 5% Corporate/Collections/Misc
  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Marriage dissolution
  • Collections
  • Commercial Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1979

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 1977
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1974
    • Major: Economics and English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1977 - 2013
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 1978 - 2013

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa