From his office in Ridgefield Gregory Smith represents his clients’ interests in state and federal courts throughout the state, as well as in administrative hearings.
Yale, B.A. 1973
Boston University, J.D. 1977
Columbia, M.A. 1983
United States Federal Court, 2013
Mr. Smith began his career as a paralegal for the lawyers defending President Richard Nixon during Watergate. In law school he worked on the appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court by the first black chief resident in the history of Boston City Hospital, who had been found guilty of manslaughter by a Boston jury for the death of a fetus following a legal abortion. Mr. Smith then taught high-school history for thirty years. He began his practice in Ridgefield in 2011.
Attorney Smith donates time and energy to the Ridgefield Housing Authority, where he serves on the board of directors. He is also a director of Ridgefield A Better Chance, a national non-profit that brings academically-motivated minority girls to Ridgefield High School.
In 2012 the Connecticut Bar Association presented Mr. Smith with an annual Pro Bono Award for his work on behalf of indigent students facing expulsion.