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Douglas G. Smith


P 412-338-5151 F 412-232-3441


Douglas G. Smith


Douglas G. Smith is a principal of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For the last two years he has served as national leader of the firm’s Partnership Admission Committee.

In addition to counseling employers in matters such as union organizational campaigns, Doug focuses his practice in the area of employment law litigation before agencies and courts on the state and federal level. Doug has successfully litigated matters in state and federal court under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and various state tort theories. He has additionally successfully handled and tried matters before FINRA and AAA. Doug also regularly represents employers in collective bargaining in all industries with an emphasis assisting acute care and long term health care employers.

Prior to commencing the practice of law, Doug was employed in a management human resources position for a major Pittsburgh health system where he was responsible for handling discrimination charges, unemployment compensation matters, day-to-day administration of personnel policies and grievance processing. Prior to that, Doug was employed as a labor organizer for a state-wide healthcare union.

Doug is a sought after speaker on a wide variety of employment related topics and has been an adjunct faculty member in the industrial relations masters degree program of a Pittsburgh college.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" and "Labor Law - Management" (2010-present)
  • Chambers USA, “Labor & Employment” (2022)
  • Labor Relations Institute, Inc., Top Hundred Labor Attorneys in America

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • AC-ACLD, an Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Board Member
  • Christ Community Church of the South Hills, Board Member

Published Works

  • "The Law of Training," Smart Business (2006) [Co-Author]
  • Resolving Grievances: A Practical Approach, (1983) [Co-Author]