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Michael B. Smith
Michael B. Smith

Associate Mediator

Associate MediatorThis mediator has at least 40 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 10 cases for at least 40 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice..Premium Member

Michael B. Smith

I am a AAA® Affiliate Mediator and MC3-certified. I am also a  seasoned litigator with over two decades of experience representing clients in a broad array of complex litigation, including disputes involving copyright, trademark, and patent infringement; counterfeiting; misappropriation of trade secrets; unfair competition; securities fraud, and legal malpractice. I serve as a Lead Mediator with Metrowest Mediation Services, where I also coach trainees, and I sit on panels for court-annexed mediation in  New York and Massachusetts.

ADR Experience

As an advocate, I have participated in over 100 mediations and dozens of arbitrations.


I bring an integrated approach to mediation, applying facilitative, evaluative, and
transformative techniques as the situation requires. Although commercial matters most often lend
themselves to a facilitiative/evaluative approach, I do not discount the importance of emotions and
relationships in resolving complex disputes.


Harvard College – AB ’97 (magna cum laude)

Columbia Law School – JD ’00 (Kent Scholar)

Areas Of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Art
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Entertainment
  • General
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Small Claims
  • Technology
  • Trademark

Additional Services

  • Representational Lawyer



Fees and Provisos

My rate for mediation is $800/hr. Please contact me for specific terms of retention.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Advanced Commercial Mediation Training
  • Massachusetts District Court Conciliation Training
  • Conflict Resolution Theory and Techniques
  • Metrowest Mediation Services Mediation Training

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section (Mediation Committee)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
  • New York State Bar Association Commercial & Federal Litigation Section (Executive Committee)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Complex Commercial Litigation Section
  • Boston Bar Association Business and Commercial Litigation Section
  • New York State Bar Association Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section

Publications & Presentations

  • Mediation Coach for MediateArt: Mediation and Negotiation Training Program (2021)
  • Mediation Coach for Metrowest Mediation Services (2023-2024)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish