Colin P. Smith

Colin P. Smith practices in the areas of product liability, mass tort, commercial litigation, and legal ethics and risk management. Over the past 30 years, he has represented numerous companies in complex and consolidated product liability litigation involving product warranty and performance issues, mass disasters and serial litigation arising from claims of product defects. His experience extends to a broad array of products, especially in the automotive, electronics, construction, pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries.

Mr. Smith also counsels lawyers and law firms in the areas of legal ethics, professional liability and risk management. He serves as Professional Responsibility partner for Holland & Knight's Chicago office and, in that role, regularly counsels the firm's lawyers in legal ethics, compliance and risk management issues.

Mr. Smith represents clients as trial counsel and national or regional coordinating counsel throughout the United States. He increasingly counsels clients in litigation management, risk management and regulatory compliance across a broad spectrum of issues.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 2) Product Liability, 3) Class Action Litigation and Arbitration, 4) Lawyer Ethics and 5) Risk Management and Regulation
Law School University of Washington School of Law (J.D.)
Education DePauw University (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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