Carolyn M. Smith – Shareholder, Hershey

Carolyn M. Smith – Shareholder, Hershey 2017-05-01T18:03:51+00:00
Carolyn M. Smith
Phone: 717-533-4444
Email: cmsmith@mqblaw.com
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Advisory Board Member and Chair of the Membership Committee, The Red Shoe Crew of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania, 2014-2016
  • Board of Directors of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra
  • Member, Hershey Rotary Club
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University (Member, Appellate Moot Court Board; Managing Editor, Journal of American Arbitration; Contributor, World Arbitration & Mediation Report), 2004
  • B.S., Bucknell University, Business Administration with a double minor in English (American Literature) and Legal Studies, 2001

Since joining McQuaide Blasko in 2010, Carolyn Moser Smith has devoted her practice to litigation, primarily complex medical professional liability defense work, health care law, and elder law, including guardianship issues. She also handles bankruptcy issues in federal court. Carolyn has significant trial experience and, along with the firm’s litigation team, has successfully tried several cases to verdict before juries in state court.

Among Carolyn’s recent achievements for clients are:

  • Contributing to and arguing successful motions for dismissal and summary judgment, resulting in dismissal of claims brought against her clients
  • Successfully representing medical practitioners in state court jury trials
  • Obtaining guardianships on behalf of incapacitated persons in the Commonwealth

Prior to joining the firm, Carolyn served as a deputy district attorney in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and an assistant district attorney in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She also served as a judicial law clerk to a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County.

A McQuaide Blasko shareholder, Carolyn delivers 10 years’ worth of legal experience beyond the client setting. She has presented lectures on such topics as: elder law, guardianship, and alternate medical decision makers. Carolyn has contributed case summaries for publication in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Update quarterly newsletter.