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Litigation Attorney

Peter is a partner and a member of the Personal Injury Practice Team. He represents clients in a variety of personal injury matters, including wrongful death, auto and trucking litigation. His practice also includes a significant focus on business litigation including FLSA, environmental and product liability matters.

Additionally, 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. He has received advanced ADR and mediator training and additional training in general-civil, mediation technique and philosophy.

He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

For more information, please contact Peter Smit at 616/336-6508 or


Honors & Recognitions

American Board of Trial Advocates, 2020 - present

Benchmark Plaintiffs, leading Plaintiffs star in Michigan, 2012

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation, Banking & Finance; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; since 2013

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, Personal Injury, 2019

Leading Lawyers, Commercial Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

Business Counsel, Inc., Board of Directors

Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, lifetime member

State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section

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Wayne State University School of Law
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 1977

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A., English, cum laude, 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Supreme Court
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