Tyler Smith joined Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion as an associate in 2012. He represents clients in civil litigation, employment law, family law, and criminal law matters in state and federal courts.
Tyler is also a skilled appellate advocate. He has handled over 20 appeals, has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Maine Law Court, and has authored amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2016, Tyler secured a notable victory for a client in State of Maine v. Pinkham–a case that vacated a fourteen year prison sentence, and functionally reestablished the way that heroin is defined under Maine law. In addition to handling his own appeals, Tyler also serves as appellate counsel in cases handled by other attorneys at the trial level. Please click here for a writing sample.
During law school, Tyler won first place in four moot court 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 in Kennebec County, 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.
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