Colleen Smeryage

Colleen Smeryage

Associate, Miami

Colleen is an experienced trial and appellate attorney whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Colleen regularly obtains favorable outcomes for clients in high stakes litigation involving commercial transactions, securities, international terrorism, trade secrets, and insurance law.  Her journalism background and written advocacy skills have enabled her to successfully mount and defend appeals in state and federal courts across the United States.

Colleen has extensive courtroom experience, having served as trial counsel in several bench and jury trials.  Most recently, she served as trial counsel in a high profile four-week trial where she examined numerous fact and expert witnesses and presented extensive oral argument.  Prior to this, Colleen served as trial counsel in a two-week federal jury trial that culminated in a complete defense verdict in her client’s favor.  She has also achieved favorable jury verdicts as plaintiff’s counsel, including successful verdicts in a federal court action arising from a coordinated cyberattack and a state court action premised on civil theft. Prior to attending law school, Colleen worked in the oil and gas industry, spending significant time in Houston, Texas and the Middle East.