Chesterfield Smith, Jr., Esq.

Office of the Attorney General, State of Florida

Senior Assistant Attorney General

Chief, State Programs Litigation


Education: J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1988;

B.S., Florida International University, 1984;


Work History: Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas H. Barkdull, Jr., Florida Third District Court of Appeal, 1989-1991; Assistant Attorney General, Civil Litigation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1991-1992; Litigation Associate, Baker & McKenzie, LLP, Miami, FL, 1992-1994; Assistant Attorney General, Institutional Reform Litigation, 1994-1996; Chief, Institutional Reform Litigation Section, 1996-1997; Chief, State Programs Litigation, 1997-Present.


Practice Areas: Civil Trial Practice, Civil Rights Law, Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices, Intellectual Property (Copyright, Trademark and Tradesecrets), Class Actions, Qui Tam (False Claim Act), and Medicaid Law.


Admissions: U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Northern District of Florida, U.S. Middle District of Florida, U.S. Southern District of Florida, Florida Supreme Court.


Memberships: The Florida Bar, Member, Trial Lawyers Section, and Media

and Communications Law Committee (1993 -present); American Bar Association; American Judicature Society: Florida Supreme Court Historical Society,

Life Member.

 
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