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Former New York City Prosecutors

Smith, Katherine

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Smith, Katherine

Katherine “Katie” Smith has successfully litigated hundreds of federal cases in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and throughout the United States. Ms. Smith has focused her practice on civil rights and personal injury specializing in federal litigation and trial practice.

Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Smith worked for the City of New York’s Office Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal litigation division defending civil rights actions against the city and its employees. In the private sector, Ms. Smith has also litigated complex class actions, consumer fraud and corporate breach of contract cases, among other practice areas.

As a part of several trial teams, Ms. Smith secured clients millions of dollars in damages.

Since 2015, Ms. Smith has been selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star. The selection of Rising Stars is made by an attorney-led research team that independently reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of evaluation criteria. Practicing lawyers are asked to nominate “attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.” No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a geographical region are named to the Rising Stars list.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Past Positions


  • New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015

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Current Employment Positions

  • Of Counsel

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