Debora Fajer-Smith

Of Counsel

Headshot Debora Fajer Smith

“Committed and passionate, for the past 38 years, I have worked to lift the lives of those injured to bring them to a place to prosper on their own again. Handling complex personal injury and workplace accidents will continue to be my life’s work.”

Debora Fajer-Smith brings her decades of experience and passion to preparing a custom legal plan for each individual client, explaining options, and then fighting for their rights and benefits.

Debora believes it is important to listen to her clients. Named a Leader in the Law by the Daily Record and being inducted into the American Bar Association College of Workers’ Compensation, she commands the respect of her colleagues, and that makes a vital difference in reaching the best resolution for her clients.

Year after year, she has been voted by her peers into Best Lawyers in personal injury. Named Top 150 Plaintiff lawyers by BENCHMARK, she often represents families of clients, in multiple generations. Debora believes it is the ultimate note of appreciation when her clients continue to recommend her and refer her new clients.

  • District of Columbia
  • Federal District Court
  • Maryland
  • US Supreme Court

  • Harvard Executive Education – A study in Women in Power Series, 2011
  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, 1984
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BS and Certificate Public Administration and Policy, 1981

  • America’s Top Personal Injury Attorneys – Maryland, 2024
  • Best Lawyers, 2019-present
  • Governor’s Citation for Service as President of the International Advisory Board, 2014
  • Leader in the Law, Daily Record, 2014
  • Top 100 Woman, Maryland Daily Record, 2007 and 2014
  • College of Workers’ Compensation, ABA, 2011
  • Top 150 Plaintiff Woman Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation

  • College of Workers’ Compensation, ABA, 2011
  • Maryland’s Global Ambassador, Office of the Secretary of State of Maryland
  • Maryland State Bar Association Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Maryland State Legislature, Senate-House Oversight Committee on Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Benefits, 2007-present
  • Prince Georges County Bar Association, Chair, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Top 100 Woman, Maryland Daily Record, 2007 and 2014
  • Top 150 Plaintiff Woman Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation
  • University System of Maryland Foundation, Executive Board, Chair of Committee on Directors 2001-2007

  • “Maryland Automobile Accident Desk Book, Second Edition,” co-editor, 2002
  • JGL LAW for you, Podcast Series
  • Prince George’s Bar Association Journal Column of Workers Compensation News

  • “Ethics and Workers’ Compensation,” Panelist, Medstar Hospital
  • “Closed Head Injury and Workers’ Compensation,” Speaker, Maryland Brain Injury Conference

Outside the Office

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Outside the Office

Children’s Book Author

Outside the Office

Support of the Grael Project for kids in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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