Eric Smith

36 Years of Experience

Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice


I’m a Certified Civil Trial Attorney who litigates in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and general civil litigation. I have tried more than 100 jury trials during my 36 years of legal experience.

I’m a graduate of Rutgers University – Camden College of Arts and Sciences (B.A. 1974) and Rutgers University – Camden School of Law (Juris Doctor 1981).

As a partner with Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith, I’ve won multiple six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients, including medical malpractice claims against doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and dentists. I have also represented accident victims in construction and motor vehicle accidents.

What is a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney?

A Certified Civil Trial Attorney is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice.

The Supreme Court, through its Board on Attorney Certification, designates only those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standards set by the Board and approved by the Court.

At present (June 2016 data) out of the nearly 75,000 active attorneys in New Jersey, only 1,650 (2.2%) hold Board Certification from the New Jersey Supreme Court. Eric W. Smith is proud to be among that group.

The certification program helps the public to find attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law. Certification helps lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience known to the public and to other lawyers. Certification also encourages the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in specialized fields of law.


$1.7 Million

Failure to Diagnose Heart Condition

$1.5 Million

Construction Accident – Fall from Scaffolding

$1 Million

Overdose on Chemotherapy Drug


Not only did Eric listen to my story, he had the utmost sympathy for my situation. I received follow ups after every meeting and he truly did everything you could to speak with experts, have files reviewed and guide me along the way. Despite his case load, I can tell that he treats every one of his clients with individual attention.


Eric Smith is a very professional and thorough lawyer. We communicated through the entire process of my case. I received more than I expected. I highly recommend Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith to anyone. You will not be disappointed.


I was a client of Eric Smith since I was hurt in late 2013. His office treated me with respect and professionalism. Every step taken was explained to me. I am very grateful for the outcome on my personal injury case. I would recommend Eric Smith and his office to anyone who needs help after an injury.


“My son and I have been clients of Eric Smith over the years and we are very satisfied with his work. He is very easy to talk to, he listens to my every word and takes the time to explain everything in detail so I too will understand. I will definitely use his service in the future.”


“I came to the Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith office after suffering from a car accident injury. A friend of mine who had been represented by Eric Smith referred me and I’m thankful for that. He handled my case very professionally, informing me of every detail and the outcome was great. Thanks to him and his staff.”