Kevin G. Smith, Partner
Attorney Kevin G. Smith has represented clients in wrongful death matters, fall downs, accidents involving cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians, nursing home negligence, sexual abuse lawsuits, and insurance coverage disputes. He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation and has tried several cases to both jury and bench verdicts. His legal experience, together with his excellent academic background, make him a significant asset to our law firm. He joined Faulkner & Graves as an associate attorney in June 2015 and was elevated to partner in January 2021.
Clients will be impressed by his legal knowledge, attention to detail, and enthusiasm. Indeed, as a result of these attributes, Smith has been able to secure numerous settlements in difficult injury cases: $960,000 for a client who lost the use of his right eye after a shard of metal shot into his eye while helping to dislodge a hitch from a truck at an auto body shop in East Lyme; $300,000 for emotional injuries suffered by two clients after an intoxicated driver plowed his pick-up truck into their home in Preston; $135,000 for a client who suffered wrist fractures and other injuries after falling down an open staircase located near a hostess station in a busy Putnam restaurant; $125,000 for a client who fractured her ankle after a fall on an icy sidewalk at the Gales Ferry Post Office; and $120,000 for a client who suffered a right shoulder injury requiring surgery after a portion of a ceiling collapsed on her in her New London apartment.
Every year since 2016, Smith has been named by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star," which is a distinction only awarded to lawyers falling within the top 2.5% of "up-and-coming" attorneys in Connecticut. In 2021 and 2022, he was also listed by Best Lawyers as "Ones to Watch" for the field of Personal Injury Litigation.
In addition to his bar admission to the state and federal courts of Connecticut, Smith is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as well as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, the Mohegan Tribal Court, and the Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, an organization dedicated to the rights of injured persons.
Smith graduated from Guilford High School and then attended Providence College where he received a B.A. degree in 2007. He then attended Syracuse University College of Law achieving significant academic success, becoming a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif and serving as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce. His diligence and talent landed him in the top 8% of his class. He capped off his law school honors graduating magna cum laude in 2010.
After law school, Kevin served as a Legal Research Law Clerk to the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court. After completing his clerkship, he worked at a well-respected Connecticut law firm. He is a proud supporter of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and he actively volunteers his time to them through Young Leaders United, a leadership group for volunteers under 40.
Kevin was born and raised in Guilford. He resides in East Lyme with his wife, son and two daughters.