Derek T. Smith, Esq | New York City Sexual Harassment Attorney | New York City Employment Attorney | New York City Workplace Discrimination Attorney | Philadelphia Employment Law Attorney | Philadelphia Sexual Harassment Lawyer | Philadelphia Employment Discrimination Attorney | New Jersey Sexual Harassment Attorney | New Jersey Employment Attorney | New Jersey Workplace Discrimination Attorney

Derek T. Smith, Esq.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., 1991

Law School:

Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1994; Université de Droit, Marseille, France

Awards and Recognition:

Top Rated employment attorney by SuperLawyers as one of the top 5% attorneys in employment law in New York City; Top rated attorney by Newsweek; Recognized by The New York Law Journal as having obtained one of the highest discrimination jury verdicts in New York Employment Law;
Employment attorney Derek Smith is widely known as one of the top employment & labor law attorney in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, with a proven record of Top Employment Law Verdicts in NY


New York State Trial Lawyers; National Employment Lawyers Association; NELA/NY

Attorney Profiles

Practice Areas:

Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; Civil Rights Litigation; Employment Law; Civil Litigation


1995, New York; 1996, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania


Attorney Derek T. Smith is an experienced labor & employment law litigator who has particular experience in the areas of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination,  civil rights litigation, employment law and civil litigation. Attorney Smith received his J.D. in 1994 from the Dickinson School of Law, his B.A. in 1991 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and studied at the Université de Droit, d’Économie, et des Sciences d’Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Attorney Derek T. Smith is admitted to the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Attorney Smith is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”), National Employment Lawyers Association of New York (“NELA/NY”), New York State Trial Lawyers (“NYSTLA”) and practices in both the New York and Philadelphia offices.

Attorney Smith is also a Judge in the annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition as well as a Judge in the Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court Competition.

Attorney Smith has personally litigated and resolved numerous high profile cases against multi-billion dollar corporations and year after year has attained the highest employment law verdicts in workplace discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits, with his clients receiving millions in damages in theses cases.

Derek T. Smith is fluent in English and French.

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