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Smith, Jim SMITH, GILDEA & SCHMIDT webcropJim Smith, the former Maryland secretary of transportation and Baltimore County executive, is returning to Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC, where will be of Counsel. He will work with SGS’s 13 attorneys, including his son, Michael Paul Smith, and will assist in complex litigation and business matters, administrative law, land use and governmental affairs. Jim Smith initially joined SGS in 2011 after eight years as the county executive and left the firm temporarily in May 2013 when he was appointed secretary of transportation. Smith graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law and has served on various boards and organizations including the University of Maryland Medical System, St. Joseph Medical Center, Shock Trauma, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Towson University and Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.