Former MD Transportation Secretary Jim Smith Returns to Law Firm

Former Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary and Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith returns to his old law firm: Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC.

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James T. Smith, Jr., Courtesy of Maryland State Archives

According to Smith, Gildea & Schmidt’s website,

Smith is now of counsel to Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, a Towson-based firm that handles civil litigation, land-use law, business law, government affairs and other cases.

Smith, 73, served as the state’s secretary of transportation from 2013 through the beginning of Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration this year.

Smith, a Democrat, also was Baltimore County executive from 2002 through 2010, was a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge from 1985 through 2001 and served on the County Council from 1978 through 1985.

This is Smith’s second stint at the law firm. He previously worked there from 2011 through 2013. In rejoining the firm, Smith will be working with his son, Michael Paul Smith, who is a partner in the firm.

“We’ve got a great team of talented, hard-working young people, and it’s really satisfying for me to work with my son and his colleagues,” Smith said in a statement.