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Michael Collins Smith

Michael Collins Smith litigates civil and commercial matters, and supports Balick & Balick’s health law practice. Prior to joining Balick & Balick, Michael practiced insurance law with a major Northeastern firm, helping secure millions of dollars in insurance coverage for a broad range of policyholder clients, including the nation’s largest corporations and industrial concerns.Michael is devoted to public service, and performs substantial Pro Bono work. Michael has worked on diverse projects ranging from securing expungements for disadvantaged individuals, to seeking asylum in the U.S. for persecuted foreign nationals. Michael also serves as Reporter for the Delaware Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Committee as part of an ongoing effort to ensure fairness in the criminal justice system.

Michael graduated with high distinction from Seton Hall University School of Law, and previously, the University of Delaware. His honors at SHU Law include the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law, awarded to one member of his graduating class. Additionally, Michael served as Business Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review, and acted as President of the school’s Arts Law Society.

Bar Admission

  • State of Delaware
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, 2012
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Business Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
  • University of Delaware, 2002
    • B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude
  • Judicial Intern, 2010
    • Hon. Thomas LaConte, Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Navigating Delaware's Legal Landscape