Nicholas M. Smith

Senior Attorney

Nick Smith counsels clients in Ohio and Kentucky on a wide range of foreclosure prosecution and consumer litigation matters. He combines practical advice with novel legal approaches that feature an emphasis on bringing parties together via extra-judicial resolution.

Nicholas Smith, a Senior Attorney at MDK based in Cincinnati, specializes in consumer litigation defense, foreclosure prosecution, and mediation. With a tireless commitment to finding solutions, Nick emphasizes, "I spend my days collaborating with the Indiana team, clients, courts, and borrowers to achieve resolution of foreclosure actions whether through loss mitigation, formal or informal mediation, or successful prosecution." Nick's deep understanding of Indiana's legal landscape and his dedication to fostering positive outcomes for clients make him an invaluable asset to Team MDK.

Nick isn't just a skilled lawyer; he's a compassionate advocate. Recognized for his understanding demeanor and keen grasp of client needs, he states, “I combine a sense of empathy for the opposition with a deep knowledge of the client's needs and work to achieve an efficient and desirable outcome for all stakeholders." Since joining MDK in 2011, Nick has consistently employed creative strategies to move cases towards resolution, securing favorable outcomes for his clients while cultivating positive relationships with all parties.

In both his professional and community engagements, Nick embodies a commitment to collaboration and service. He actively participates in various professional memberships, including the Ohio Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, and Dayton Bar Association. Nick's dedication to pro bono work is evident in his efforts to assist debtors with bankruptcy filings and support first responders in drafting estate documents. Additionally, he contributes regularly to MDK's blog, The News Break, and shares his expertise through presentations and conferences.

Nick interprets MDK's mission statement as a guiding principle for his legal practice, stating, "It means there is always a path to success if you think about it long and creatively enough. Success isn’t always just a black and white win, but rather a mutually beneficial resolution that allows our clients to achieve results they want while maintaining a good relationship with their customers." Emphasizing collaboration, respect, and creativity, Nick connects deeply with MDK's values and strives to embody them in his work.

Nick's passion for coaching youth sports reflects his values of community involvement and mentorship. He dedicates his evenings and weekends to coaching football, basketball, and baseball teams, fostering meaningful connections with families in his community. Outside of coaching, Nick enjoys supporting his favorite team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and spending quality time with his family over a bowl of chili on Saturday afternoons.

Nick's dedication to excellence extends beyond the legal realm. Graduating summa cum laude from The Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University and cum laude with a journalism degree from Ohio University's EW Scripps School, his academic achievements paint a clear picture of his intellectual acumen. During law school, he actively engaged with the Ohio State Law Journal, received an award for his outstanding grasp of Tax Law, and gained invaluable experience through a judicial externship with Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer.  

Embodying MDK's mission and values, Nick Smith approaches each case with a commitment to finding mutually beneficial resolutions, prioritizing client satisfaction and long-term relationships.

* Please note that
Nicholas M. Smith
is not an attorney.

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2003
Ohio University, B.S., cum laude, 2000

Related Experience

Appellate and Major Motions Consumer Litigation Defense Foreclosure Prosecution

Bars & Courts

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Indiana, 2014 Kentucky, 2011 Ohio, 2003

Title Agent Licensure

Awards & Recognition