Marc J. Smith is a founding member of Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC, and handles significant employment law and litigation matters throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Marc also handles a broad range of family law matters throughout the State of Maryland. Marc is licensed to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Georgia. A Montgomery County native, Marc has been practicing law for 19 years and is a 1990 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School.
Marc was recognized as a Maryland and Washington D.C. "Super Lawyer" in 2007 in the field of Employment Law. Marc was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in the 2008 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel edition.
Marc has been handling significant employment law matters since 1990, representing both management and individuals. Marc represents private sector employees and executives, federal and state employees and a number of local businesses in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including banks, financial service firms, government contractors, medical and dental practices and small retail concerns. Marc provides advice to his clients with respect to the many facets of the employment relationship, including issues relating to hiring, discharge, discipline, discrimination, harassment, family and medical leave, disability, wage and hour matters, and restrictive covenants (including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements). Marc also has substantial experience negotiating and drafting executive, employment and severance agreements, employee handbooks and other employment related documents. In his 19 years of practice, Marc has litigated hundreds of cases and he has successfully defended and pursued a diverse array of employment claims in both the state and federal court systems and at the administrative level.