Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Kyle N. Smith has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Golden Gavel Award. This award recognizes young lawyers who have been practicing fewer than ten years and have demonstrated significant achievement in the area of advancing “young attorneys” by way of mentoring, civic leadership, charitable endeavors and the promotion of the reputation of the profession through professionalism and courtesy. Mr. Smith will receive the award during the MDTC Legal Excellence Awards Banquet on March 8, 2018, at the Gem Theatre in Detroit.
Mr. Smith, a partner at Collins Einhorn, is a member of the General and Automotive Liability Practice Group. His practice centers on the defense of personal injury and property damage claims. He has successfully defended clients involving first- and third-party automobile, product liability, premises liability, and construction site liability matters. Mr. Smith is a listed 2017 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® Magazine.
Mr. Smith received his B.S. in supply chain management from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. As a member of the Michigan State Football team, he earned his varsity letter and was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2008. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law.
In addition to being a member of the MDTC, Mr. Smith is also an active member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He is actively involved in Angels’ Place, a Michigan-based non-profit charity that provides people-centered services, including homes and professional support, for adults with developmental disabilities.