The Up and Comers: Alison Smith

Meet Alison Smith Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, an honoree in the law (Broward) category of the 2020 Up and Comer Awards

SFBW’s Up & Comer Awards honors young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. To learn more about this year’s event, taking place Oct. 14, click here.


Smith focuses on labor and employment and municipal matters and regularly represents public and private entities in lawsuits brought pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Florida Civil Rights Act, and other labor and employment laws. She also acts as outside counsel to several municipalities, assisting them in navigating the complex and rapidly evolving labor and employment landscape. She has received numerous awards, including several for being an up and coming lawyer under the age of 40, by South Florida Business & Wealth, Miami Herald, Daily Business Review, South Florida Business Journal, the Florida Diversity Council, Florida Super Lawyers, Caribbean National Weekly, Caribbean American Heritage and Culture Organization and Legacy Magazine. She has also commented on cutting-edge labor and employment topics on radio and television and is a member of a number of organizations. She is currently treasurer of the Broward County Bar Association and sits on the board of governors of the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law.


Favorite quote: “You cannot pour from an empty cup.”

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