Glenn J. Smith

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Glenn is a seasoned trial attorney who has distinguished himself through his tenacious and successful advocacy both inside and outside the courtroom.  Known by his colleagues for his perseverance and preparedness, Glenn seeks to obtain a full measure of justice for each of his clients if not through resolution then through trial. 

As a shareholder in the Firm’s litigation department, Glenn has successfully represented his clients in a variety of commercial, construction and consumer related matters across Pennsylvania as well as in Maryland. 

Glenn also serves as Chair of the Firm’s collection department where he routinely assists clients not only in collecting past due accounts and monies owed through judgments, liens and other sources, but counsels clients on best practices to avoid collection related issues. 

As a member of the Firm’s municipal section, Glenn serves as solicitor for municipalities and authorities, as well as local and county officers.  Glenn is also the solicitor for the Pennsylvania State Mayor's Association, representing mayors across Pennsylvania.

Formerly an assistant District Attorney for York County, as well as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Glenn regularly defends clients who find themselves faced with the specter of a criminal prosecution, successfully helping them navigate through both the Pennsylvania and Maryland criminal court systems, including county ARD programs. 

Glenn is a frequent lecturer across Pennsylvania on topics that include the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, Landlord Tenant Law and Collection Practices.  He has been recognized by his peers who nominated him to the York County Bar Association Board of Directors where he also serves on a number of committees. 

Glenn has also devoted his knowledge, experience and time to a number of civic organizations, including Rotary International, the York County Economic Alliance, YorkArts and the Roses Athletic Club.  He also extends his professional expertise to students and other lawyers as an adjunct at Widener University School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. 

Most Importantly, Glenn is the proud father a wonderful little girl.  He is also an active member of the nationally ranked Division II Roses Rugby Football Club.

Glenn is a seasoned trial attorney who has distinguished himself through his tenacious and successful advocacy both inside and outside the courtroom. Known by his colleagues for his perseverance and preparedness, Glenn seeks to obtain a full measure of justice for each of his clients if not through resolution then through trial.

As a shareholder in the Firm’s litigation department, Glenn has successfully represented his clients in a variety of commercial, construction and consumer related matters across Pennsylvania as well as in Maryland.

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Education and Honors: 
J.D., Widener University School of Law - 2000
B.A., Juniata College - 1992
Bar Admissions: 
Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
Maryland
New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Professional Affiliations: 
Pennsylvania Bar Association
York County Bar Association
Hebert B. Cohen Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Leadership York
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
American Trial Lawyers Association
Adjunct Professor - Widener University School of Law / Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
York Arts - Board of Directors
York County Economic Alliance - Board of Directors
4th Congressional Internship Association - Board of Directors

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  • 04.08.14

    “The best defense is a good offense” is an adage that reportedly dates back to Sun Tzu’s Art of War in which he opined success often rests on destroying the enemy’s ability to attack.  This principle has been applied to a number of endeavors and is particularly applicable to what is often the first line of defense in the event of dispute… the contract.1

  • 06.18.13

    The Pennsylvania Landlord-Tenant Act has, in many aspects, remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1951.  Over the years, this has caused a plethora of issues for both landlord and tenant to interpret its provisions.  Of those ambiguities, the predicament of what to do with personal property left behind by a tenant has often been at the forefront.  That quandary, however, is no more, as Senate Bill 887 of 2012 has set forth clear and precise measures on how this is to be handled.

  • 10.18.11

    There is good news for our boroughs, municipal authorities and townships!  Effective January 1, 2012, the minimum dollar amount required to advertise and seek bids for purchases and contracts will increase.  This month Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 84 for townships, Act 90-2011 for municipal authorities and Act 92 of 2011 for boroughs which increase the current bid limits from $10,000 to $18,500.  

     

  • 04.07.10

    There once was a time when it was easy to separate the scams from the truth. Technology and time, however, have managed to blur that line. In the vein, a notice has recently been seen from “National Deed Service, Inc.” in which it tells homeowners that the Federal Government’s Citizen Information Center website recommends that property owners should have an official or certified copy of their deed, which they will, of course, supply for the low, low price of $59.50.

  • 01.13.10

    A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted the fact that many job seekers today are looking to erase their criminal past in the face of an increasingly competitive job market.  Many employers today perform criminal background checks during the interview process and even question a prospective employee about whether he or she has been previously arrested, not just convicted of a crime.  In many cases, an affirmative answer to that question or a hit on a background check results in the loss of an employment opportunity.  Arrests and convictions can also impede eligibility for student lo

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