Member Profile: Frederick D. Smith

Frederick D. Smith
The Resolution Center
4719 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32653
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Tel: (352) 371-2630
Fax: (352) 381-8298

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Mediation; Arbitration


Calendar Last Updated: 21 Jun 17

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Frederick D. Smith has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Civil Rights
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Divorce (High Asset)
Family Businesses
Intellectual Property
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Title Disputes
Wrongful Death



Began law practice with Rogers, Towers, Bailey, Jones & Gay in Jacksonville, Florida; Partner with McGalliard, Mills, deMontmollin, Smith & Monaco in Gainesville until appointed to the Alachua County Court in 1986. Specialized in civil litigation, and in commercial and real property transactions. President-elect, Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, prior to judicial appointment.


J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1973; Law Review. Admitted to Florida Bar, 1973; United States District Courts for Middle District, 1974, and Northern District, 1975.

Memberships & Affiliations

Alachua County Court Judge, 1986-1990 Circuit Judge 1991-2010. Administrative Judge for Civil Division and for Family Law Division.Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, 2005-2009. Supreme Court Family Court Steering Committee, and Domestic Violence Subcommittee; Civil Rules Committee; Local Rules Committee; Judicial Evaluation Committee. Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice, UF College of Law;Faculty Member, Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar, UF College of Law. Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.


$285/hour. 2 hour minimum.


Frederick D. Smith is a member of our FL chapter, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, Florida's premier roster of distinguished attorney-mediators. The FCCMS profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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