Schuyler A. Smith

Schuyler Smith 2Schuyler A. Smith, Esq., is an associate in the Miami, Florida office of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel.  Ms. Smith was born and raised in Mandeville, Jamaica.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science, with honors, from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.  While in law school, Ms. Smith served as an Editor for the St. Thomas Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, and was active in the Moot Court and Mock Trial Programs.  Ms. Smith served as both a competitor and coach for the Moot Court Team, and wrote the brief for the winning team in the 2008 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition.  She also served as an intern to the Honorable Chief Judge David Gersten of the Florida District Court of Appeal, Third District.  She was also the recipient of book awards in Appellate Advocacy and Legal Thought.

Ms. Smith began her legal career as a trial attorney for the State of Florida Department of Children and Families where she prosecuted parents who abused, abandoned, or neglected their children, and litigated dependency and termination of parental rights cases.  Subsequently, Ms. Smith worked at a large Florida defense firm where she handled complex business litigation, including business torts, community association litigation, professional liability defense, labor and employment litigation, class actions and complex business disputes.  She currently represents hotels, international businesses, physicians and medical providers, major cruise lines, product manufacturers and distributors, transportation companies, and underwriters, including major marine domestic and international underwriters, in state and federal court. Ms. Smith is admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Published: February of 2015