Smith, Gildea & Schmidt’s Michael Paul Smith Joins Best Buddies Maryland Board

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Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC is pleased to announce partner Michael Paul Smith has joined the Board of Directors of Best Buddies Maryland, an organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.In 2014, Best Buddies Maryland served more than 5,000 participants, made more than 1,200 matches and hosted 100 school friendship programs — impacting more than 50,000 people statewide.“I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to join the board of Best Buddies Maryland,” said Smith. “Best Buddies offers life-changing programs for so many special needs people, and I am looking forward to supporting their continued success.”An active trial lawyer and member of the Maryland Bar since 1992, Smith’s practice has been concentrated on areas of complex civil litigation, including personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and business litigation. Smith is active in several other charitable and community organizations. He serves on the on the board of the Martin J. Smith Foundation and was a member of the Maryland Catholic Conference from 2008 – 2013.

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