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Kerri Smith

Associate
ksmith@mdattorney.com
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Direct: (410) 385-9106
Fax: (410) 547-2432

201 N Charles St 26th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Education

JD, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2012
Magna Cum Laude

B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2009
Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of Maryland, 2012
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2015
Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Bar Association of Baltimore City
Member Since: 2012
Chair, Events Committee (current) Chair, Young Lawyer's Division (2017-2018) Chair-Elect, Young Lawyers' Division (2016-2017) Treasurer, Young Lawyers' Division (2015-2016) Secretary, Young Lawyers' Division (2014-2015) Member, Bench-Bar Committee (2015-present) Executive Council (2014-present)

Maryland State Bar Association
Member Since: 2012
First District (Baltimore City) Representative, Board of Governors (current) Baltimore City Circuit Representative, Young Lawyers' Section (2015-2018) Member, Special Committee on Recent Law School Graduates (2013-2015)

Baltimore Bar Foundation
Member Since: 2017
Board of Trustees (current) Life Fellow (2017-present)

American Bar Association
Member Since: 2017

Focus

Ms. Smith is an Associate in the Firm’s Real Estate Group where she concentrates her practice on commercial and residential real estate. She represents landlords, tenants, business owners, property management companies, commercial property owners and contractors in all aspects of development, construction, leasing and management. Her practice includes all types of commercial, residential, retail, office, industrial and mixed used developments. Ms. Smith also covers civil matters in Federal and State courts and has extensive experience in representing clients in a broad range of other matters including commercial leases, class actions, contract disputes and collection actions. She advocates in court on a daily basis.  

Professional History
Ms. Smith attended the University of Baltimore School of Law where she served as Senior Staff on the University of Baltimore Law Review, interned for The Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. (Ret.) on the Court of Appeals in 2010, and worked as a law clerk at Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC beginning in 2011. She graduated with honors in 2012. Ms. Smith completed her undergraduate education at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she graduated with honors in 2009. While in college, Ms. Smith was captain of the Women’s Division III Varsity Field Hockey team, and the recipient of several athletic and academic awards. 
Honors and Awards
Sustained Leadership Award, Young Lawyers’ Division of the Bar Association of Baltimore City (2018)

Leadership in Law – Generation J.D. Award, The Daily Record (2018)

Rising Star, Living Classrooms Foundation (2013)

Publications
“The ‘Keys’ to Repossession: Advocating for a Residential Landlord in Rent Court”, The Advocate, Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section, Volume 27: Number 3 (Spring 2012).