Alex W. SmithAssociate
Alex Smith is a graduate of Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Thereafter, Alex attended Seton Hall School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. With that decision, Alex became the fourth member of his family to attend Seton Hall Law, including his father and Smith Eibeler founding partner Bob Smith.
During his time at Seton Hall, Alex was the Treasurer of the Employment Law Forum, a Senior Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review, and a member of the Center for Social Justice, Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic. During his time with the Center for Social Justice, Alex appeared in the U.S. Immigration Court in Newark in connection with a successful application for political asylum on behalf of a client of the Center for Social Justice.
Alex also gained valuable work experience during his law school career, holding internships with: the Honorable Paul A. Kapalko, J.S.C., in the Monmouth County vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division; the United States Postal Service, Law Department in New York City; and the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel in Newark, where he had the opportunity to make an appearance in the U.S. Tax Court in New York City.
Alex knew that he was interested in employment law before he began law school, having learned about the field from his father. As a result, Alex focused his studies and scholastic activities in this field, as seen through his role in the Employment Law Forum. This is also what drew Alex to his internship with the U.S.P.S. Law Department, which focused almost exclusively on labor and employment litigation. Alex also wrote his Law Review note on an employment law topic, the interplay between statutory whistleblower protections and a compliance or watchdog employee’s job responsibilities.
In recognition of his focus and passion for employment law, as well as his scholastic achievements in his labor and employment law courses, Alex was awarded the “Excellence in Labor Employment Law Award” for his graduating class. In addition, Alex was awarded the Order of the Coif and graduated magna cum laude.
Following graduation, Alex clerked for the Honorable Christine M. Nugent, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Tax Court in Newark. Since joining Smith Eibeler, Alex has focused on a wide range of employment litigation matters, including restrictive covenants, independent sales representative commission cases, whistleblower, wage theft, and discrimination and retaliation.
Alex is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey.
J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
B.A. in English and History, Lehigh University