Mara I. Smith
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7283
F: 215-772-7620


Mara I. Smith is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Mara served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lynne A. Sitarski in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also served as a legal extern in the Office of General Counsel at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. During her time there, she reviewed contracts, conducted legal research and investigated HIPAA breaches. In addition, Mara previously worked for the Eviction Defense Collaborative in San Francisco, where she provided legal rental assistance for low-income tenants.

Mara is a contributing author for the “Health Cents” blog on

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Young Lawyers Division Boot Camp,” Philadelphia Bar Association, November 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Young Professional’s Council – Board Member
  • The University of Scranton Alumni Advisory Board
    • Board Member
  • Professional Women’s Roundtable
    • Board Member

Academic Achievements

Mara received her J.D. degree from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, with a Health Law Concentration. She was an associate editor and note advisor of the Drexel Law Review. Mara was the recipient of the Rising Advocate Scholarship, a Leadership Fellow, and a Marshall Brenna Literacy Fellow. She received a B.S. degree in International Business from The University of Scranton and minored in Philosophy and Spanish.