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Eric B. Smith


Partner
Phone: 215-540-2653
Fax: 215-591-8256
esmith@timoneyknox.com
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Representative Matters

  • Patel v. Patel, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128752*, 2018 WL 3642417
  • Spencer v. City of Reading Charter Bd., 97 A.3d 844, 846 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2014)
  • DeFebo v. Andersen Windows, Inc., 654 F.Supp.2d 285 (U.S.E.D.Pa. 2009)
  • DeFebo v. Andersen Windows, Inc., 2009 WL 4268553 (U.S.E.D.Pa. 2009)
  • Harleysville Homestead, Inc. v. Lower Salford Twp. Auth., 980 A.2d 749 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2009) affirming 145 Mont.C.L.R. 373 (2008)
  • Mukerji v. City of Reading Charter Review Bd., 941 A.2d 102 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2008) reversing 83 Pa. D. & C.4th 145, 2007 WL 3215674 (Berks Co.)
  • Ryan v. Lower Merion Twp., 205 F.Supp.2d 434 (U.S.E.D.Pa. 2002)
  • In Re Jackaman, 2000 WL 192973, 43 Collier Bky 2d 1218 (U.S.E.D.Pa. Bky 2000)

Eric B. Smith joined Timoney Knox as a partner in 2018. His practice focuses on commercial and real estate litigation, business disputes and municipal litigation. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and practices in the five-county Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Through his commercial litigation practice, he represents clients in contract and warranty disputes, as well as construction conflicts, mechanics’ liens, contractor and subcontractor payment act claims, and unfair trade practice claims. As part of his real estate and title litigation practice, Mr. Smith handles matters concerning adverse possession, easements and boundary disputes. His practice also focuses on home rule law and municipal litigation.

He was a court-appointed master-in-partition for the Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County. For the last 13 years, Mr. Smith was also solicitor for the City of Reading Charter Board and previously served as a part-time solicitor for Montgomery County, assisting the Controller’s Office.

Active in the Montgomery Bar Association since 1998, Mr. Smith served as the Association’s President in 2017. Previously, he served on the Association’s Board of Directors, Editor-in-Chief of the Montgomery County Law Reporter and Chair of the Young Lawyers Section. Mr. Smith was also on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates since 2004. Law and Politics Magazine has selected Mr. Smith to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars® listing, for those under 40, from 2005 through 2012, and has selected Mr. Smith to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® listing every year since 2013. Since 2007, he has also served as the Judge of Elections for his voting district in Lower Merion Township.

Mr. Smith was the law clerk to the Honorable Samuel W. Salus, II, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas and while attending law school, he served as a Comments Editor for the Dickinson Law Review and as the law clerk to the Honorable Kevin A. Hess of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

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Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate and Zoning Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2017

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2019
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2005-2012

Professional Associations

  • Montgomery Bar Association, President 2017, President-Elect, 2016, Vice President, 2015; Treasurer, 2014; Secretary, 2013; Director, 2006-2008; Member, since 1998
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Chair/Vice-Chair, 2009 - 2014; Member
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2007, 2013 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Foundation, Bronze Fellow
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, Zone 9 Delegate, 2004-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Long Range Planning Committee, Chair, 2011- Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, Zone 9 Co-Chair 2002-2009
  • Montgomery County Law Reporter, Editorial Board, 1999-2001; Editor, 2001; Committee, 2003-2005; Chair, 2005
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2001

Community Involvement

  • Ad-hoc Court-Montgomery Bar Association Justice Center Committee, Member, 2017-present
  • Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, Board Member, 2017-present
  • Judge of Elections, Lower Merion Twp., District 6-1, 2007-present
  • Civics Education Program, East Norriton Middle School, 2011- 2014
  • Norristown Arts Council, Board of Directors, 2011
  • West Conshohocken Zoning Hearing Board, 1999-2003; Chair, 2001-2003
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