Maggie M. Smith

Maggie M. Smith

Location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone:
954-989-9000
888-644-2644 (Toll Free)
Fax:
954-989-9999
Email:

Maggie Smith is a founding partner of DI Law Group, and has extensive experience in representing individuals nationwide in their disability insurance claims, whether filed under a personal disability insurance policy or under an employer provided insurance policy provided as an employee benefit (typically subject to ERISA).  While Ms. Smith focuses her practice in disability insurance matters, she also handles long-term care insurance and life insurance claims.  Maggie has a reputation with insurance companies, their in-house legal departments and those attorneys representing insurance companies in court, for aggressive representation of her clients. 

Ms. Smith has been interviewed by ABC's Good Morning America regarding ERISA insurance benefit claims wrongfully denied by employers and insurance companies, and also featured on local news stations regarding her representation of clients wrongfully denied disability insurance benefits.  Along with her other partners, Ms. Smith has actively petitioned Congress, and personally met with Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz, for much needed amendments to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). 

Ms. Smith is a member of the Florida and New York Bars, and is admitted to practice before the Southern, Middle, and Northern District Courts of Florida, the Eastern and Southern District Courts of New York, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), American Bar Association (ABA), Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Broward County Bar Association, and attends local and national seminars to remain on the cutting edge of insurance benefits law. 

Ms. Smith attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota where she obtained her Bachelors in Social Work.  She graduated from Saint Thomas University School of Law Cum Laude.  While in law school, Maggie was a Merit Scholar, a Florida Bar Foundation Public Service Fellow, a member of Law Review and Moot Court, served on numerous executive boards including the Student Bar Association, and was the recipient of numerous awards and honors.  Prior to becoming a founding partner of DI Law Group, Ms. Smith worked at a national law firm in its disability insurance department, handling both ERISA and private disability insurance matters.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York

Education

  • St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Review: Saint Thomas University Law Review
  • University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, USA
    • B.A.
    • Major: Social Work