PINSKY, SMITH, FAYETTE & KENNEDY, LLP

PROTECTING WORKING PEOPLE & THEIR FAMILIES

MCKAY TOWER
146 Monroe Center  NW Suite 805
Grand Rapids  Michigan  49503-2818
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Edward M. ("Ned") Smith

In Memoriam, March 29, 1939 to November 9, 2017

Throughout his 50+ year career, Ned was a leading legal advocate for fair labor practices in Michigan. An author, mediator, and court evaluator, Ned was one of three attorneys appointed by the governor to represent workers on the first Workers Compensation Qualifications Advisory Committee. He was a trusted colleague and a tireless advocate for working people and their families—both in his personal and professional lives. We miss him greatly.
Expertise
  • Labor law
  • Social Security disability
  • Negotiation and enforcement of labor union agreements
Education
  • BA, Aquinas College. 1961
  • JD, Wayne State University Law School, 1965
Memberships
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, past trustee
  • Grand Rapids Bar Foundation, past chair
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyer of America
  • Michigan Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, past president
  • Workers’ Compensation Qualification Advisory Committee, member
  • Kent County Democratic party, past chair
  • Mediator and court evaluator, federal and state court
Recognition
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • AV Rated
  • Author, The Law and the Worker
In Memoriam
March 29, 1939 to November 9, 2017
WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW     •      BEST LAWYERS OF AMERICA     •     LAWYERS OF THE YEAR    
TOP 100 MICHIGAN SUPER LAWYERS     •      AV PREEMINENT—MARTINDALE HUBBELL’S TOP RATING
Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan     •      Rising Stars