Bradley Guy Smith graduated from Lakeland High School with Honors in 1988. He received a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky where he was a starting quarterback during 2 seasons of SEC college football. He was also a three year academic All-SEC selection. After a successful football career, Brad was inducted into the Lakeland High School Dreadnaught Hall of Fame.
Mr. Smith attended Law School at Regent University. During this time, he lived in Madrid, Spain, where he learned to speak Spanish. In 1995, he began his law practice and since that time he has exclusively represented the rights of injured workers. Currently, he handles a variety of State and Federal actions, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers’ Compensation, and Federal ADA / EEOC claims. He enjoys integrating modern laws, such as ADA / EEOC, with State Workers’ Compensation laws, to comprehensively protect American Rights for his clients. He has given State-wide presentations on a variety of topics, including annual case law updates for fellow members of the Claimant’s Bar. He is a Board Certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation, and a Board Member of the Florida Workers’ Advocates. He has personally tried over 750 cases, in front of over 30 Judges from Pensacola to Miami. He has been a part of over 150 appeals with significant decisions that positively impact workers around the State.
In addition to his law practice, he and his wife, Nicolette Tsambis, have four children, Alex Ann, Holden, Sevianna, and Selinda. They enjoy being active in their children’s lives and participating in their growth.
Mr. Smith also created the retail store, the Dollarmarket, and is a successful developer with numerous projects currently growing and underway. He has a landscape / management company that manages a variety of commercial retail centers and developments. In the past, he has been the chair for the Lakeland High School Booster Club annual golf tournament (7 years), had a BBQ cooking team in the Pig Festival of Central Florida (a Polk County Rite of Passage), and has a Christmas Float in the Lakeland Christmas Parade (receiving Best Original Float of 2016). He also participates in a variety of community events, including the Hispanic Festival in October each year, and sponsors a variety of youth organizations throughout Polk and Hillsborough Counties.
His passion remains representing injured workers and finding ways to get the best medical care, working side by side people -- to protect and advance their individual best interest.
Areas of Practice
- Workers Compensation
Certified Legal Specialties
- Certified in Workers Compensation, Florida Bar
- Florida, 1995
- Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
- University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
- The Florida Bar’s Advanced Professionalism Seminar, Panel member
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Florida Workers’ Advocates
Our Practice Focus
- Workers’ Compensation
- Personal Injury
- Why You Need A Lawyer
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Dangerous Property Conditions
- Wrongful Death
- Brain Injuries
- Personal Injury Information
- Understanding a Personal Injury Journal, Tampa Injury Lawyer
- After Your Injury
- Paying Bills Later
- The Defendant
- Discovery Requests
- Request For More Documentation
- Personal Injury Journals
- Valuing Your Lakeland Personal Injury Case Based on Medical Bills and Records
- Stalling Tactics Used by Insurance Adjustors
- Common Techniques Used By Claims Representatives
- Special Damages Vs. Pain And Suffering
- Evaluating Claims
- How Much Is My Case Worth?
- Social Security Disability
- Employment Disputes
- Unlawful Retaliation
- Overtime & Wage Disputes
- Employment Law Information
- Successful Deposition Testimony
- Initial Stages of Your Employment Claim
- When Are Mental Exams By the Defense Allowed to Be Used on an Employee?
- Getting Ready For Your Deposition
- Title VII: Protected Categories
- Title VII’s Prohibitions
- The Use of Direct Evidence to Establish Retaliatory Intent
- Arbitration Favors Employers (Not Employees)
- The Value Of Emotional Distress
- How Lakeland Employment Lawyers Evaluate Cases
- Limit Discussion of Your Employment Case