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Kerri L. Smith

Associate
ksmith@silvermanthompson.com
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Office: 410.385.2225
Direct: 410.385.9106
Fax: 410.547.2432

Kerri Smith is an Associate 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.

Education

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 Maryland, 2012
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2015
Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
Professional History
Ms. Smith attended the University of Baltimore School of Law where she served as Senior Staff on the University of Baltimore Law Review, interned for The Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. (Ret.) on the Court of Appeals in 2010, and worked as a law clerk at Silverman Thompson, beginning in 2011. She graduated with honors in 2012. 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.
Honors/Awards/Appointments
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)

Publications
“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
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)
Member, Executive Director Search Committee (2019-present)

Maryland State Bar Association
Member Since: 2012
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
Member Since: 2017
Board of Trustees (2018-present)
Life Fellow (2017-present)

American Bar Association
Member Since: 2017
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)

Urban Land Institute
Member Since: 2019

NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, DC|MD Chapter
Member Since: 2019