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Peter A. Smit Partner

Office
Grand Rapids
Phone
616/336-6508
Fax
616/336-7000
Email
pasmit@varnumlaw.com
pasmit@varnumlaw.com
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Assistant
Stephanie Murray, 616/336-6744

Litigation and Trial Experience

Peter is a partner and leads the Personal Injury Practice Team. His practice focuses on business litigation defense (FSLA, Product Liability Defense, Malpractice Defense) as well as significant experience in personal injury, wrongful death, auto and trucking litigation. Peter is certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution for practice in the U.S. District Court for Western District of Michigan and in Michigan circuit courts.

Professional Affiliations

  • Business Counsel, Inc., a national organization of attorneys providing legal services throughout the United States, Board of Directors
  • Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, lifetime member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Michigan Supreme Court

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
    Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., cum laude, 1977
  • Calvin College
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    B.A., English, cum laude, 1974

Recognitions

  • Listed as a leading Plaintiffs star in Michigan by Benchmark Plaintiffs, 2012
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating, AV® Preeminent™
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