Marcia Smith joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) as an associate lawyer in our Collections and Mortgage Recovery groups in June 2021. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton University and earned her LL.B. from the University of Wolverhampton (UK) along with a Canadian Accreditation from the University of New Brunswick and Osgoode Hall Law School. Soon after, she was called to the Bar in 2017.
Prior to DSF, Marcia worked for years as a Prosecutor for the City of Toronto at the Ontario Court of Justice and then at the Department of Justice Canada dealing extensively with Civil litigation. Marcia also worked at a boutique law firm where she initiated debt collection and enforcement of court collection orders. She has expertise in many areas of general litigation acting for clients in matters involving contract disputes, commercial leasing and tenancy issues, criminal defence as well as human rights. Her diverse legal practice has allowed her to develop an effective, efficient, and results-based approach to resolving legal issues for her clients.
Marcia’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of secured and unsecured debt recovery, including bankruptcy and insolvency and secured lending. She represents private lenders, businesses, and commercial landlord and has expertise in the most efficient and cost-effective methods for recovering debts, both before and after judgment. She works with trustees, receivers, and other professionals to secure the timely realization of secured assets and to maximize recovery on collection matters.
Marcia has appeared in various courts and tribunals including the Ontario court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, The Landlord and Tenant Board, and Small Claims Court.
In her free time, Marcia enjoys getting outside for bike rides, couponing and is an active partner with the Leadership by Design program for youth.