Darci M. Smith, Counsel

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    Darci is Counsel in the firm's Health Care practice.




Darci is Counsel in the firm’s Health Care group with experience with Stark, Anti-Kickback, Maryland Physician Self-Referral Act and Corporate Practice of Medicine matters as well as Certificate of Need and other health care facility licensing issues. Darci  regularly counsels health care professionals on scope of practice questions, assists with responses to licensing board investigations and complaints, and provides general legal advice regarding the management of medical practices including transitioning to concierge medicine. She has assisted multiple medical spa companies, including IV hydration companies, in setting up their businesses, drafting informed consent documents, and addressing questions regarding regulation of medical spas. 

As an Associate General Counsel for a national health insurance company, Darci advised its leadership on various state and federal health insurance laws, including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”). Beforehand, she investigated companies for their compliance with the MHPAEA and other health insurance laws on behalf of the Maryland Insurance Administration.

Darci helped draft legislation that updated Maryland's self-referral and provider reimbursement laws to allow health care providers to enter into certain value-based care arrangements including two-sided incentive and capitated arrangements.

Darci was a Judicial Clerk for the Hon. Andrea Leahy of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and  served as a Law Clerk for the University of Maryland Medical System’s Office of the General Counsel.

Darci earned a Health Law Certificate when she graduated from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with her J.D. in 2015.


Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers in America® in Health Care Law, 2024

Selected to Rising Stars of Maryland Super Lawyers® list, 2024


Publications and Lectures




Health Care


J.D./Health Care Certificate, cum laude, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2015
B.A., English Literature, cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2010

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 2015