A graduate of Florida A&M University College of Law, Ms. Smith began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Sumter County under Mr. Brad King and developed extensive knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system. She went on to become the first Legal Counsel for the Sumter County Clerk of Court, which allowed her to transition to her current position with the firm practicing Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate Law. Ms. Smith is a member of the Sumter County and Lake County Bar Associations.
A Florida native, she is the youngest of three girls. From a young age her parents impressed upon her and her sisters that the greatest gift in life is the gift of being able to give back to those in need. Her teenage years included service with her family feeding the homeless and volunteering for Dreamflight, an organization that changes young lives through taking children with serious ill children or disability on a dream holiday of a lifetime. She met her husband and fellow volunteer at Dreamflight. Her love of service to others has expanded to volunteering at Houndhaven, a prominent Lake County dog rescue. Ms. Smith’s kind heart for children and animals is a presence picked up by another key staff member: aside from Ms. Nagel, Ms. Smith is by far the favorite attorney for Ms. Nagel’s dog Elway who helps in the office in any way he can.
When not spending time with her husband, one cat and three rescue dogs, she enjoys time with family, reading a good novel, and volunteering.
Her service for others has guided her down the path she follows today helping clients through her experience and knowledge making their goals her main priority.