Marina Smith

As a results-driven attorney with an unwavering commitment to excellence, Marina Smith has established herself as a formidable force in the field of construction law. Though the realm of construction litigation can be vast, Marina’s keen focus and analytical prowess keep her attuned to the unique facts and potential solutions inherent in each case.

Meticulous in her attention to detail, Marina immerses herself in every facet of her legal practice, leaving no stone unturned. Her client-centric philosophy involves active listening, ensuring a fundamental understanding of her clients’ goals. This knowledge empowers Marina to craft tailored legal strategies that precisely align with her clients’ objectives. Her exceptional combination of intelligence, organizational skills, and a strong work ethic consistently adds substantial value to each case she handles.

Marina represents general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, businesses, and other stakeholders in a wide range of construction-related matters. Recognizing the intricacies of the construction industry, where relationships are often bound by complex contracts, Marina applies her expertise to secure favorable outcomes for her clients. Her proven track record is built on scrupulous case preparation, strategic negotiation, and, when required, assertive courtroom advocacy.

Marina’s legal prowess extends beyond litigation, encompassing settlement negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Her comprehensive understanding of various legal avenues underscores her versatility and ability to adapt to diverse legal challenges.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Marina’s legal journey includes clerkships at the Circuit Court for Montgomery County under the Honorable Anne K. Albright and the Honorable Michael J. McAuliffe. Subsequently, as an associate at Stein Sperling, she honed her skills in civil litigation, gaining invaluable experience handling complex commercial and construction disputes.

Marina’s exemplary legal career has earned her recognition as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.