Patrick J. Smith

Patrick J. Smith is a licensed attorney in Kentucky. He practices in the fields of personal injury, birth injury, medical malpractice, and a wide array of other civil litigation cases.

Patrick is a lifelong resident of Louisville. He graduated from St. Xavier High School in 2006 with honors. In 2010, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville in Political Science with a minor in Economics and graduated summa cum laude. While attending the University of Louisville, Patrick was active in the Honors Program and as a Harlan Scholar. He was also the 2009 recipient of the Louis C. Kesselman Award in Political Science and the 2010 recipient of the Jean and Eleanor O’Sullivan Award in Political Science.

Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Patrick chose to attend the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. He served as both a member of and as an Articles Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review. Additionally, he was invited to join the Brandeis Society. During his third year of law school, he was selected to serve as a pupil in the 2012-2013 Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court. He graduated cum laude from the law school in 2013.

During his second year of law school, Patrick began working for Larry Franklin, one of Kentucky’s most prominent plaintiffs’ attorneys, as a law clerk. Upon graduation from law school in 2013, Patrick accepted a position with Mr. Franklin and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar.

Patrick is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, and the Kentucky Justice Association. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.

Practice areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Personal Injury


  • Kentucky, 2013 Education


  • J.D., Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, 2010-2013
  • B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Economics, University of Louisville, 2006-2010
  • St. Xavier High School, 2002-2006

Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association

Civil Service

  • St. Joseph Orphan’s Picnic Volunteer
  • 2014 Attorney Bowl for Kids’ Sake Participant