William E. Smith

William E. Smith

The Hon. William E. Smith is a United States District Court Judge (1st Circuit) for the District of Rhode Island. He has served on that court for over 10 years. Judge Smith has developed an expertise and interest in the intersection between rapid advances in science and the work of the courts, in both the civil and criminal law. He has presided over numerous cases involving highly complex fields of scientific evidence. In addition, Judge Smith teaches various courses at the Roger Williams School of Law (Bristol, RI), including the law of scientific and expert evidence; and he serves on the board of the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Council (ASTAR), a federally funded organization devoted to increase the level of scientific knowledge of the judiciary.

Affiliations and Expertise

United States District Court, 1st Circuit, Providence, RI, USA