Christopher Smith is a Shareholder in the firm's Maritime, Aviation and Products Liability practice groups based out of the Miami office. As a trial lawyer, Christopher has successfully handled a wide variety of maritime and admiralty cases, including defense of cruise line passenger claims, crew claims, defense of marinas, boatyards, and shipyards in personal injury and property loss matters, defense and prosecution of maritime subrogation claims, maritime limitation of liability claims, defense of livery operators and charter fishing operators as well as handling recreational boating incidents.
In the Aviation Group, Christopher leverages his expertise in products liability and in jurisdictional and venue defenses in favor of aircraft manufacturers and component parts manufacturers facing catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. Additionally, his practice includes representation of domestic and international airlines as well as fixed base operators related to claims for property damage and personal injury.
Christopher also has extensive experience in defense of general product liability matters, including successful defense of clients in the furniture and lighting industries.
He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating cum laude. He also graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with his B.A. in Journalism.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
- Cardiology Listings: (Equaling and Meeting) and Functional Capacity, June 2016 NOSSCR Conference, Miami Beach, FL