David J. Smith, Esq.

I’m a Rockville, Maryland-based attorney/consultant focusing on conflict resolution and ADR support. I’m a practicing mediator and teach conflict resolution practice at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. I’ve been member of the Maryland bar for over 30 years, working in various specialities including family law, criminal law, and business and corporate law. In terms of mediation, I was a founding member of the Harford County (MD) Community Mediation Commission, and one of the first lawyers in Towson, MD to establish a family mediation practice. I currently mediate for the Rockville Community Mediation Program and was formerly chair of the Rockville Human Rights Commission. I’ve also written extensively about mediation and conflict resolution practice and education in ACResolution, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and other publications. I’m the co-chair of the Education, Research, and Training Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). I am a recipient of  the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the field of Conflict Resolution given by ACR. I have a BA from American University, an MS (conflict resolution) from George Mason University, and a JD from the University of Baltimore. I’m currently pursuing a graduate certificate in positive psychology at the University of Missouri. I’m a member of the Maryland (USA) bar. My full biography is here.

I limit my practice to conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution practice and support.

Contact me if you are looking for outside expertise and knowledge on conflict resolution, conflict management, mediation, and ADR approaches, strategies, or training. I can be reached at davidjsmithlawyer@gmail.com.

  • Watch my interview with Orlando collaborative attorney Carina Leeson (9/18/20) on the benefits of mediation
  • Read my interview in the Washington Post Magazine‘s Just Asking column (4/10/18) about my work in law, conflict resolution, and humanitarian education
  • Watch my TEDx talk (6/17) on integrating conflict resolution approaches into your day
David J. Smith, Esq.

David J. Smith, Esq.

Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 559, Rockville, MD 20848




Practice limited to consultation on conflict resolution and ADR matters

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