Micah A. Smart

Associate

Portland Office
100 Middle Street
P.O. Box 15235
Portland, Maine 04112-5235
Phone: 207-992-4319
Fax: 207-274-5286

Micah’s practice is focused primarily on bankruptcy and creditor rights, supported by a unique blend of litigation and business experience. He represents a wide range of lending institutions, local businesses, and individuals in both state and federal courts, with a particular emphasis on creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcies, commercial collection and workout, and foreclosure.

As an associate in the bustling Portland office, Micah has gained experience with many diverse areas of law. He is as comfortable in the court room as he is in the office, and has argued cases in multiple different state and federal courts. He enjoys working collaboratively with clients and other members of the bar, and has extensive experience in mediation and other dispute resolution forums.

Micah attended the University of Maine School of Law, graduating magna cum laude with the Commercial Law Award. While at Maine Law, Micah externed with Hon. Peter G. Cary, chief judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Maine, and Hon. Kermit V. Lipez of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Micah received the Laurie A. Gibson Award for Excellence, given for the highest score on the essay portion of the Bar Exam.

Prior to law school, Micah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Quinnipiac University and spent a year teaching in Colombia.

Away from the office, Micah lives in Saco, Maine with his wife, Stephanie, two children, and their beagle mix Loki. They are often found hiking and biking the local trails and are avid travelers, having lived in five states and three countries. Micah has served on the Saco City Council and remains involved in the community.

Publications:

Dawn of the Debt: The Increasing Problem of Creditors Infecting the Discharge Injunction with Zombie Debt, 70 Me. L. Rev. 35 (2018)

Trouble Brewing: Backlash over craft brewing trademark suits makes brand protection a tricky proposition, Maine Brew Guide, Spring 2017, pp. 22

Areas of Practice for Micah A. Smart

Bar Admissions

State of Maine
United States District Court for the District of Maine
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine
First Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016
Quinnipiac University, B.A., 2007

Memberships and Affiliations

Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inn of Court
Maine State Bar Association
New Lawyers Section of MSBA, Board of Directors
Cumberland Bar Association
York Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute

Honors

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019)
University of Maine School of Law Commercial Law Award (2016)
Laurie A. Gibson Award for Excellence (2016)
Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition Finalist and Best Brief Award (2015)