Todd Michael Smayda


Tampa Office

1410 N. Westshore Boulevard, Suite 200

Tampa, Florida 33607

Telephone: (813) 286-8818

Facsimile: (813) 286-9998


Todd Michael Smayda is a partner in the Tampa office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. where he practices in the areas of medical and nursing malpractice, pharmacy negligence, labor and employment law, and general liability defense.  Mr. Smayda represents fire districts and municipal clients in employment cases and in Whistleblower actions.  In these areas, he has obtained several trial victories on Motion for Summary Judgment.  He is regularly retained to represent claims brought against pharmacies specifically in matters involving OxyContin.

Mr. Smayda is a native of the Tampa Bay area. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration on technical writing from the University of South Florida in 1993. He was awarded a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in 1998.  In his final year of law school, he was placed at the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office as one of Florida's Certified Legal Interns.  He prosecuted misdemeanor cases in bench and jury trials.  Mr. Smayda is also a graduate of the Defense Research Institute's Trial Academy (1999).

Prior to joining Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. in 2006, he was an associate with a statewide medical malpractice defense firm.  In the past 22 years of practice, Mr. Smayda has represented various healthcare providers and fire districts throughout the state of Florida, from the Panhandle to Naples.

Smayda is a member of Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Florida Bar.  He is admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of Florida and in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Select Representative Trials:

  • Dismissal for Plaintiff's Fraud on the Court
  • Summary Judgment for Fire District
  • Dismissal with Prejudice for Nature Coast Hospice Caregiver
  • Dismissal For Hospice Service Provider
  • Defense Verdict for Volunteer Fire Department on $4 Million Negligence Claim
  • Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Claim


Related Articles

"Caught in the Middle: A Pharmacist's Duty of Due and Proper Care" was published in The Trial Advocate, a quarterly publication of The Florida Defense Lawyers Association. The article details the pitfalls for retail pharmacists filling pain pill prescriptions in the time of an opioid crisis and the vague state of the law that allows for easy lawsuits against them.

QPWB Upholds Trial Victory on Appeal for Pharmacy Client in Opioids Overdose Wrongful Death Claim
QPWB Attorney Gets Motion for Summary Judgment Against Code Inspectors' Allegations of Dangerous Conditions
QPWB Defense Demonstrates Pharmacists Adhered to Florida Law in Dispensing Pain Medication
QPWB Lawyer Obtains Order of Summary Final Judgement for Physician Assistant
QPWB Lawyer Obtains Dismissal for Plaintiff's Fraud on the Court
QPWB Lawyer Obtains Summary Judgment for Fire District
QPWB Lawyer Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice for Nature Coast Hospice Caregiver
QPWB Lawyer Secures Dismissal For Hospice Services Provider
QPWB Obtains Defense Verdict For Volunteer Fire Department on Negligence Claims Totaling $4 Million.
QPWB Defense Demonstrates Pharmacists Adhered to Florida Law in Dispensing Pain Medication

Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Nursing Homes


Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (1998)

University of South Florida, B.A. (1993)

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