Anatoly Smolkin is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group and its creditors’ rights & bankruptcy practice group. Anatoly’s practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, construction disputes, and bankruptcy litigation. He also represents clients through loan workouts, recovery of collateral and assets, and other financial disputes.
Anatoly engages in significant pro bono work, representing individuals in state and federal post-conviction proceedings and in civil rights litigation. In 2015, Anatoly was selected to serve on the Discretionary Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Members of the Discretionary Panel are appointed by the Fourth Circuit to represent indigent parties on appeal in civil rights, habeas corpus, and bankruptcy cases, among others.
Before joining the firm, Anatoly completed two judicial clerkships, serving first as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Frederick Motz of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and then as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephanie D. Thacker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
During law school, Anatoly was an associate editor of the Maryland Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. He also worked as a Writing Fellow in the School of Law’s Legal Writing Center.
In addition to his work at Gallagher, Anatoly serves on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore City. Anatoly is also an adjunct professor at Stevenson University, where he teaches criminal procedure to undergraduate students.
Civic and Charitable Service
• Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Board of Directors