Dinora focuses her practice on the defense of products liability, medical malpractice, and casualty liability suits.

As an associate at German, Gallagher & Murtagh, M. Dinora Smith contributes to the firm’s products liability, medical malpractice, casualty litigation, and premises liability practice groups. Dinora’s litigation strategy involves developing a comprehensive grasp of the merits of a case to generate efficient defensive tactics, which often lead to dispositive motion practice.

Dinora successfully represented hundreds of clients in employment litigation matters in Manhattan and its surrounding counties. She has handled claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination before federal courts and various governmental agencies in both New York and New Jersey.

Dinora earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During her time in law school, Dinora maintained a variety of internships, including positions at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in the Employment Litigation division and the New York Department of State Office of Administrative Hearings. Dinora was also elected to the Board of Cardozo’s Arts & Entertainment Law Journal as an Articles Editor.  The Journal published Dinora’s Note, Abilify, Brintellix, Champix: The ABCs of FDA Proprietary Name Disputes.


University of St Andrews
M.A., Philosophy & Social Anthropology, 2014

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2017

Court Admissions

State of New York
State of New Jersey
State of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

Honors and Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Rising Star (2021, 2023)

May 24, 2023

Jacqueline E. Schneiders and M. Dinora Smith Defend Order Granting Summary Judgment for Surgeon

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May 19, 2023

GGM Announces 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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February 23, 2023

Summary Judgment for Surgeon in NJ Medical Malpractice Case

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