headshot of Gregory Smith Gregory Smith graduated from Yale University in 1973 with a BA in History.

Before law school he clerked for James St. Clair and the staff of the Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon in Washington, DC. He supported the defense team working for the President in the Watergate hearings.

Greg obtained his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1977.

Greg received an M.A. in Special Education from Columbia University Teachers College in 1983. He taught special education classes at Lewis Mills High School,  in Burlington, CT. From 1991 to 2006 he taught History at Lenox Memorial High School, in Lenox, MA. After a year teaching at Buckingham, Brown and Nichols, in Cambridge, MA, Greg finished his career in education as district supervisor of Social Studies in Peekskill, NY, supervising twelve staff members teaching 1200 students in two schools.

Gregory Smith, Esq. opened as a law office in 2011. From the start it concentrated on the representation of students, teachers and their families. In addition to his private practice representing teachers Attorney Smith serves as an assistant public defender in the Superior Court in Danbury.

Bar Associations and Professional Memberships

Admitted to practice in Connecticut in 1977

Admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1977

Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, in 2013

Member of the Connecticut Bar Association

Member of the Danbury Bar Association

Member of the Fairfield County Bar Association

Member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Member of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


Recipient of a Pro Bono Award from the Connecticut Bar Association in 2011 for the defense of underprivileged students facing suspension and expulsion.


“Lessons of Liability in Connecticut Classrooms,” Connecticut Law Tribune, September 15, 2014, on the changing standards in negligence suits brought against schools for injuries to students.