W.P. Colin Smith Jr.line

Colin Smith represents individuals and entities in strategically significant disputes and lawsuits. High net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, real estate developers and people who find themselves in the most trying events of a lifetime have been the core of Colin Smith’s practice. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Federal District of Massachusetts and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Colin earned both a B.A. in government from Boston University and a J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law where he was an editor of the Law Review. After graduating from law school, he had the classic introduction to law practice first as a law clerk for the Hon. George MacKinnon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the most prestigious post graduate position short of the Supreme Court, followed by two years in the distinguished litigation department at the Boston law firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish. Colin Smith was a long term tenured Professor of Law at the New England School of Law where he taught courses both in the trial area and in corporate and real estate transactions. Colin Smith has also been a general counsel of a public company. Colin Smith has held the highest rating of “AV” from Martindale Hubbell for over twenty-five years.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1969
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    -J.D. cum laude
    -Law Review: Boston University Law Review, Law Review Editor
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    -B.A. – 1966
  • Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Representative Cases

  • Bank of New York v. Medway Lumbar & Home Supply, Inc., 464 Mass. 1108 (2013)
  • Dube’s Case, 70 Mass.App.Ct. 121 (2007)
  • Durand v. IDC Bellingham, LLC, 440 Mass. 45 (2003)
  • Barrett v. Lombardi, 239 F.3d 23 (1st Cir. 2001)
  • Bossard v. Brown, 44 Mass.App.Ct. 1127 (1998)
  • Goldies Salvage v. Board of Selectmen of Walpole, 31 Mass.App.Ct. 726 (1992)
  • Subaru of New England, Inc. v. Board of Appeals of Canton, 8 Mass.App.Ct. 880 (1979)
  • Republic Pipe & Supply Corp. v. Marnell Const. Corp., 5 Mass.App.Ct. 848 (1977)
  • Vazza v. Campbell, 520 F.2d 848 (1st Cir. 1975)
  • Bay State Harness Horse Racing & Breeding Association, Inc. v. Hannon, 365 F.Supp 1299 (D. Mass. 1973)


  • Professor of Law , New England School of Law, 1972 – 2014

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. George E MacKinnon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia , Law Clerk
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish
  • New England School of Law, Professor of Law
  • eGlobe, Ltd., Denver, Colorado, General Counsel, 1998 – 2000
W.P. Colin Smith Jr.

W.P. Colin Smith Jr.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Phone: 617-692-2917
Fax: 617-249-0633

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