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Kerri L. Smith

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Office: 410.385.2225
Direct: 410.385.9106
Fax: 410.547.2432

Kerri Smith is a member in the Firm's Real Estate Group where she concentrates her practice on commercial and residential real estate. She represents landlords, tenants, business owners, property management companies, commercial property owners and contractors in all aspects of development, construction, leasing, and management. Her practice includes all types of commercial, residential, retail, office, industrial, and mixed used developments.

Ms. Smith also represents businesses and individuals in federal and state courts. She has experience in a broad range of matters including contract litigation, construction litigation, class actions, financial disputes, and collection actions. She advocates in court on a daily basis.

Ms. Smith is very active in the local and legal community. She serves in numerous leadership roles for the Bar Association of Baltimore City, Maryland State Bar Association and American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Dean's Committee of the CollegeBound Foundation, serves as a Wingman with Athletes Serving Athletes and is a volunteer field hockey coach for Perry Hall Recreation Council.


J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 2012
Magna Cum Laude

B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2009
Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of Maryland, 2012
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2015
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2023
Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
Professional History

Ms. Smith attended the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was Senior Staff on the University of Baltimore Law Review and served as a Research Assistant preparing an administrative law textbook for publication. Ms. Smith was also a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy Jr. (Ret.) in 2010 while Judge Murphy sat on the Court of Appeals of Maryland. As a judicial intern, Ms. Smith conducted extensive legislative history research, drafted an appellate opinion, and drafted an abstract of one of Judge Murphy's opinions for The Amicus Curiarum. Ms. Smith began working as a law clerk at Silverman Thompson beginning in 2011 where she gained experience in numerous areas of civil and criminal law. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012, and join Silverman Thompson as an Associate shortly thereafter.

Ms. Smith completed her undergraduate education at St. Mary's College of Maryland, where she graduated with honors in 2009. While in college, Ms. Smith was captain of the Women's Division III Varsity Field Hockey team, and the recipient of several athletic and academic awards.


On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers, American Bar Association (2023)

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Litigation - Real Estate; Administrative/Regulatory Law, Real Estate (2022, 2023)

Maryland Super Lawyers - Rising Star, Real Estate (2023)

Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record (2021)

Presidential Award, Bar Association of Baltimore City (2019)

Sustained Leadership Award, Young Lawyers' Division of the Bar Association of Baltimore City (2018)

Leadership in Law - Generation J.D. Award, The Daily Record (2018)

Rising Star, Living Classrooms Foundation (2013)

“The ‘Keys’ to Repossession: Advocating for a Residential Landlord in Rent Court”, The Advocate, Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section, Volume 27: Number 3 (Spring 2012).
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Bar Association of Baltimore City
Member Since: 2012
Co-Chair, Life & Law Committee, Young Lawyers' Division (2021-2022)
Appointed Member, Judicial Selections Committee (2020-present)
Chair, Events Committee (2018-present)
Chair, Young Lawyer's Division (2017-2018)
Chair-Elect, Young Lawyers' Division (2016-2017)
Treasurer, Young Lawyers' Division (2015-2016)
Secretary, Young Lawyers' Division (2014-2015)
Member, Bench-Bar Committee (2015-present)

Maryland State Bar Association
Member Since: 2012
Chair, Young Lawyers' Section (2022-2023)
Young Lawyers' Section Representative, Board of Governors (2022-2023)
Chair-Elect, Young Lawyers' Section (2021-2022)
Treasurer, Young Lawyers' Section (2020-2021)
District Representative to the Young Lawyers' Division of the American Bar Association (2019-2021)
Chair, Business Development Committee for Young Lawyers' Section (2018-2019)
First District (Baltimore City) Representative, Board of Governors (2018-2020)
Baltimore City Circuit Representative, Young Lawyers' Section (2015-2018)
Member, Special Committee on Recent Law School Graduates (2013-2015)

Baltimore Bar Foundation
Treasurer, Board of Trustees (2023-2024)
Secretary, Board of Trustees (2022-2023)
Board of Trustees (2018-present)
Life Fellow (2017-present)

American Bar Association
Member Since: 2017
Delegate (State of Maryland), House of Delegates, 2023 - 2025
Eighth District (Maryland and Virginia) Representative, Young Lawyers' Division (2019-2021)
Young Lawyers' Division Liaison to the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Sections (TIPS) regarding Ethics and Professionalism (2018-2019)

Maryland Access to Justice Commission
Commissioner (2021-2022)

Urban Land Institute

NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, DC|MD Chapter