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Jason N. Smith

Partner

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-5346
Fax: (202) 641-9248
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Jason N. Smith is a partner in the Litigation department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Washington, D.C. office. 

Mr. Smith focuses his practice on complex commercial and construction disputes in state and federal courts across the United States.  He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties on issues involving impact and delay claims, terminations for default, change order and extra work disputes, requests for equitable adjustments, payment and performance bond claims, mechanics' liens, prompt payment and conditional payment disputes, construction and design defects, and bid protests.  Mr. Smith also represents clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including matters before the American Arbitration Association.   

Mr. Smith has significant experience representing clients in complex insurance and commercial litigation.  He has represented clients in matters involving commercial liability, patent infringement, intellectual property, technology claims and employment-related disputes.  He has also filed and litigated declaratory judgment actions addressing the availability of insurance coverage under personal and commercial policies of insurance.      

Mr. Smith regularly prepares and presents seminars on legal issues related to the construction industry for various industry trade groups. 

Jason N. Smith is a partner in the Litigation department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Washington, D.C. office. 

Mr. Smith focuses his practice on complex commercial and construction disputes in state and federal courts across the United States.  He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties on issues involving impact and delay claims, terminations for default, change order and extra work disputes, requests for equitable adjustments, payment and performance bond claims, mechanics' liens, prompt payment and conditional payment disputes, construction and design defects, and bid protests.  Mr. Smith also represents clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including matters before the American Arbitration Association.   

Mr. Smith has significant experience representing clients in complex insurance and commercial litigation.  He has represented clients in matters involving commercial liability, patent infringement, intellectual property, technology claims and employment-related disputes.  He has also filed and litigated declaratory judgment actions addressing the availability of insurance coverage under personal and commercial policies of insurance.      

Mr. Smith regularly prepares and presents seminars on legal issues related to the construction industry for various industry trade groups. 

Education

  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law (2007)
    cum laude
    President, Student Bar Association
    President, University Student Government Association
    Honor Board
    Honors: Dean’s Leadership Award recipient; William P. Cunningham Award for Exceptional Achievement and Service to the School of Law; Commencement Speaker for the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of Michigan (2002)
    with Distinction

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
     

Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, American Subcontractors Association, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Baltimore City Bar Association (Bench/Bar Committee, Federal Practice Committee, Legislative Committee) 
  • Legislative and Legal Committee, Design Build Institute of America

Representative Engagements

  • Anchorage, a Municipal Corporation v. Integrated Concepts & Research Corp, et al., 1 F.Supp.3d 1001 (D. Alaska 2014).
  • Baney Corp. v. Agilysys NV, LLC, 773 F. Supp. 2d 593 (D. Md. 2011).