Tyler J. Smith

Tyler J. Smith

Associate

A native of York County, Tyler Smith joined Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion in 2012. Tyler’s practice is devoted to assisting clients in criminal defense and OUI cases, employment disputes, civil litigation, family law, and appellate advocacy.

Tyler has obtained favorable results for clients in negotiations, in the courtroom, before administrative agencies, and on appeal. Some examples of Tyler’s experience includes:

  • Vacating on appeal a fourteen-year prison sentence in an aggravated drug trafficking case, State of Maine v. Pinkham, changing the way that heroin trafficking is defined and prosecuted in Maine.
  • Obtaining an acquittal in a two-day criminal jury trial where the client was charged with aggravated assault by strangulation.
  • Obtaining a defense verdict in a two-day civil jury trial where the client was alleged to have unduly influenced the plaintiff’s father into transferring assets before his death.
  • Vacating on appeal a spousal support award of $3,300 per month for six years, and then reducing the client’s general spousal support obligation to $1.00 per year for five years after remand to the trial court.
  • Obtaining summary judgment for employers in cases involving whistleblower protection, disability discrimination, FMLA rights, wage and hour violations, defamation, and other employment law claims.
  • Writing amicus curiae briefs to the Maine Law Court on behalf of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in the areas of OUI and Fourth Amendment rights.
  • Successfully defending clients’ privilege to drive in OUI proceedings before the Court and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Tyler has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of litigation by Super Lawyers annually since 2015, and is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Maine State Bar Association.

Tyler earned his undergraduate degree in computer science, with a minor in mathematics, from the University of Southern Maine in 2005. He lives with his family in Hollis, and enjoys running, skiing, and playing guitar and mandolin.


BAR ADMISSIONS

STATE COURTS
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire

FEDERAL COURTS
First Circuit Court of Appeals
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire


MEMBERSHIPS
Maine State Bar Association (Board of Governors, 2018-2020)
York County Bar Association
Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College of DUI Defense


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, 2015-2018.

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