James D. Smeallie is a partner in the Boston office of
Holland & Knight, concentrating his practice in business litigation, with
particular emphasis in litigation involving education, employment, professional
liability, intellectual property and unfair competition. Mr. Smeallie has served
as executive partner of the firm’s Boston office, chair of the firm's Education
Team and on the firm’s Directors Committee.
As a speaker at seminars, Mr. Smeallie has addressed topics such as
employment litigation, education law, trial practice and related areas.
Among his most notable representations, Mr. Smeallie served as lead counsel
for Boston College in litigation arising from Boston College's move from the Big
East Conference to the Atlantic Coast Conference, and successfully obtained
summary judgment in favor of Boston College in The Trustees of Boston
College v. The Big East Conference, Suffolk Superior Court, C.A. No.