ORLANDO ATTORNEY MICHAEL L. SMITH RECERTIFIED IN HEALTH LAW

Orlando, Fla. - December 28, 2011 - Michael L. Smith, an attorney at The Health Law Firm with offices in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, and Pensacola, Florida, has been recertified by the Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization and Education in the legal specialty of Health Law.

As recognized by the Supreme Court of Florida, a board certified lawyer has the distinction of having "special knowledge, skills, and proficiency" in his or her practice area, as well as "character, ethics, and a reputation for professionalism in the practice of law."

The goal of the Florida Bar's legal certification process is to recognize exceptional attorneys in various fields of specialization. Receiving this certification in any legal specialty is a rigorous matter. The attorney must demonstrate that he has a certain number of hours of recent advanced courses and seminars in the legal specialty. The attorney is also subject to a comprehensive peer review process and must take a special examination in the subject area administered by the Florida Bar.

Smith specializes in the representation of health professionals and health care providers who practice in Florida. His practice encompasses different aspects of health care law, including business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative work, as well as professional licensing and business litigation in health law. A registered respiratory therapist in addition to being an attorney, Smith is a member of the Florida Society of Respiratory Care.

Smith practices health law at The Health Law Firm's main office at 1101 Douglas Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714. The firm also has branch offices in downtown Orlando and Pensacola.

For more information about The Health Law Firm visit http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com.

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About The Health Law Firm
The Health Law Firm was established in 1999, bringing together a team of experienced attorneys with decades of work in the legal and healthcare fields. With offices in Altamonte Springs, Orlando and Pensacola, Florida, the firm represents healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, dentists, mental health professionals and other licensed health professionals and entities. For more information about The Health Law Firm, visit http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com.

For additional information contact:

Director of Communications
The Health Law Firm
Office: (407) 331-6620, ext. 228
KBrant@TheHealthLawFirm.com
or
George F. Indest III
(407) 331-6620