Tyler J. Smith

Tyler J. Smith

Associate

Tyler J. Smith joined Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion as an associate in 2012. His practice includes a wide array of civil litigation and criminal defense matters—ranging from drunk driving defense to employment discrimination to defamation.

Tyler is also an experienced appellate advocate. He has handled over 20 appeals, and has argued before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has authored amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Tyler is happy to serve as appellate counsel in cases where trial counsel wishes to have another attorney handle the appeal. Please click here for a writing sample.

Throughout law school, Tyler frequently competed in appellate moot court competitions. He won first place in two internal competitions at his law school, first place in two national competitions, and was recognized as “Best Oralist” at the 2009 Regent University National Moot Court Competition. After graduating, Tyler served as a law clerk in the Maine Superior Court, working with Hon. Donald H. Marden, Hon. Nancy Mills, Hon. M. Michaela Murphy, and Hon. John C. Nivison.

With the exception of law school, Tyler is a lifetime resident of southern Maine. Tyler enjoys running, skiing, and playing guitar and mandolin.


BAR ADMISSIONS

STATE COURTS
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire

FEDERAL COURTS
Maine
First Circuit Court of Appeals (Boston, MA)
New Hampshire
Massachusetts


MEMBERSHIPS
Maine State Bar Association
York County Bar Association
Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


EDUCATION
University of Southern Maine (B.S. 2005)
Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2009)


HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

Selected for Super Lawyers® New England as a “Rising Star” in the area of Litigation, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

First Place  – 2009 Regent University National Moot Court Competition
Best Oralist – 2009 Regent University National Moot Court Competition
First Place – 2008 Regent University National Moot Court Competition
Fourth Best Oralist – 2008 Regent University National Moot Court Competition
Recipient – 2008 Esther Clark Scholarship
First Place – 2007 Esther Clark Moot Court Competition
First Place – 2007 Roger Williams University School of Law 1L Moot Court Competition