Matthew D. Smith

  • Areas of Practice

    • Litigation

As an associate litigation attorney, I work closely with Buckingham partners to support businesses and institutions in Northeast Ohio through intricate legal matters and transactions.  I have a passion for practicing law and finding resolutions to complex issues for my clients. Having worked for two federal district court judges, I have a unique perspective on what it takes to effectively advocate on behalf of my clients.


I believe clients are best served by a lawyer who takes the time to truly listen to their concerns and generate creative resolutions to those concerns. I strive to keep my clients informed through every step of the process to ensure the client is never kept in the dark. I work together with my clients to achieve their objectives in an efficient and effective manner.


Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, I understand and appreciate how important a client’s business is to them. As a result, I will work tirelessly to ensure every client’s goals are adequately taken care of.

  • Experience
      • Joined Buckingham in 2020
      • Law Clerk, Buckingham, 2019
      • Judicial Extern Clerk for the Honorable Michael H. Watson, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Columbus Ohio
      • Judicial Extern Clerk for the Honorable Algenon L Marbley, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Columbus Ohio
      • Law Clerk, Emens & Wolper Law Firm LLP, Columbus Ohio
  • Education & Admissions
      • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio (JD, summa cum laude, 2020)
        • Capital University Law Review: Volume 47 Staff Member; Volume 48 Executive Board- Articles Editor
      • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (B.S., Business Administration, cum laude, 2017)
    • Admissions
      • Ohio Bar, 2020
  • Professional & Civic Involvement
    • Associations
      • Ohio Bar, 2020