Mr. Smith opened his law practice in a partnership with his father, the late J. Russel Smith, in 1978. Mr. Smith has litigated numerous complex civil cases in state and federal courts, and he has handled state and federal appeals cases, as well.
Mr. Smith’s clientele includes business and organizations (one of whom is LDS Family Services). But Mr. Smith’s clientele is primarily composed of many individuals, who need assistance with personal or family matters. Mr. Smith has also handled approximately 200 adoptions. He personally handles most of the matters brought to him, and he has a wide network of associates with expertise in those specific areas where specialists are needed.
In addition to Mr. Smith’s extensive service in the legal community, he has participated and given extensive service in his church and community. In 2005, Mr. Smith was elected one of Frederick City’s five alderman (city legislators). From 200 to 2005, he served as scout master of Boy Scout troop 280 in Frederick, Maryland. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Smith served as bishop of the Frederick Ward congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has also coached youth basketball teams and baseball teams, including Frederick Babe Ruth (16-18) teams.