|Address||P.O. Box 13445 |
Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania 15243, United States
|| 00, 1972
|Last Modifed||Barack O-blame-a|
Apr 20, 2007 09:52pm
|Info||Matt Smith was born and raised in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. He is a 1991 graduate of Bethel Park High School, where he was a two-sport letterman in baseball and basketball. Matt is the son of James and Janice Smith who also were born and raised in the South Hills. Jim was born and raised in Mt. Lebanon and attended South Hills Catholic High School (now Seton-LaSalle). Janice was born and raised in Mt. Lebanon and attended Mt. Lebanon High School. Matt and his wife Eileen reside in Mt. Lebanon. |
In 1995, Matt graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. After college, Matt returned to his roots in Pittsburgh and worked for the Dawida-Vuono campaign for Allegheny County Commissioner. In 1996, Matt began law school at the Duquesne University School of Law. While at Duquesne, Matt served on the Duquesne Law Review. Matt received several academic awards while attending law school at Duquesne, including awards for achieving the highest first-year grades in Contracts and Torts. Matt was also the recipient of the John J. Sciullo Endowment Fund Scholarship at Duquesne.
In 1999, Matt began work as an attorney at the law firm of Babst, Calland, Clements, and Zomnir, P.C. in Pittsburgh. Matt counsels and litigates on behalf of employers and employees, including many family-owned and small businesses, in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through separation. He regularly advises clients on employment discrimination issues and rights, disability accommodation, Family & Medical Leave Act compliance and rights, employee handbooks, wage and hour issues, employment agreements, and severance agreements.
Matt is very engaged in the Greater Pittsburgh community. Matt is the law firm's Pro Bono Coordinator and focuses his efforts on facilitating legal representation for individuals in the context of unemployment compensation hearings and landlord-tenant disputes. Matt serves on the Mt. Lebanon Hospital Authority Board and the Allegheny County Personnel Board. Matt is also a board member of Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA). He served on the Transition Team for Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato from November 2003 through June 2004.
He is a member of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In 2005, he earned Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute.
Matt and his wife Eileen are parishioners at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Mt. Lebanon.
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