C. PAUL SMITH
Attorney at Law

22 W 2nd Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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(301) 762-0033
FAX (301) 762-0285
e-mail: cpaulsmith@verizon.net

PERSONAL INFORMATION 
I was born February 24, l95l in Washington, D. C. I am 5’ll” tall and weigh l65 pounds and am in excellent health. I am married to Terry Thompson. We are the parents of twelve children. Some of my interests include playing and coaching basketball and baseball. I played varsity baseball and football at Wheaton High School, in Montgomery County, Maryland. I played trombone in high school and in the concert band at Brigham Young University. I am an Eagle Scout, and I have been actively involved in Boy Scouts as an adult since l972, including serving as a Scoutmaster five times in three different troops. I served as the scout master for Troop 280 in Frederick, Maryland from 2000 to 2005. From 1994 to 2000 I served as Bishop of the Frederick Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My six oldest sons are also Eagle Scouts, and my five oldest sons have all served full-time missions for our church. I likewise served such a proselytizing mission in France from l970-l972. I am serving a four-year term as Frederick City Alderman (Jan 2006 to Dec 2009).

EXPERIENCE

Practicing Lawyer (l978-l984, l99l – present)

I have operated a successful, general law practice since l978, concentrating primarily on civil litigation in federal and state courts. I have handled a wide range of legal matters, including contract matters, bankruptcies, domestic matters (divorce, child custody disputes, etc.), personal injury and defamation cases, estate planning and probate, real estate, adoption, juvenile matters and criminal cases. Criminal matters I have handled include: assault and battery, possession of illegal drugs, credit card fraud, unemployment benefits fraud, DWI cases, criminal trespass, disturbing the peace, sexual assault, forgery, uttering false instruments, child abuse, embezzlement, shoplifting, theft, and malicious destruction of property.

College Teaching (l977-2000)

I have taught English composition courses at the University of Maryland, Brigham Young University, and Frederick Community College. I have also taught public speaking and business law at Frederick Community College. (See attached 2-page supplement.)

Leisure Lodge Construction Company (l986-l99l)

I operated a commercial construction company that installed and serviced insulated folding partitions throughout the eastern United States. These partitions included hi-tech, computer-controlled, motorized fire curtains.

EDUCATION 
North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia–took four graduate courses in l990.

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah– received Juris Doctorate Degree (l978)

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah–graduated cum laude with a B. A. Degree in English and a minor in French (l974)

Wheaton High School, Silver Spring, Maryland (l969)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & AWARDS 
Currently admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Maryland. I was admitted to practice in the following courts on the dates indicated: Maryland Court of Appeals (November l978); U. S. Bankruptcy Court (October l979); U. S. District Court (August l98l); U. S. Supreme Court (March l997); and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (October l997).

Member of the Maryland State Bar Association (l978-l984, 2005-present); Council member of the Delivery of Legal Services Section (l982-l984); and member of the Committee on Legal Aid to the Indigent (l982-l984).

Member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (l978-l983 & l992-2000); member of the Legal Services Committee (l979-l983) (Chairman, l980-l98l); member of the Speakers Bureau–School Division (l996-2000) (Chairman, l996-l997 & 1998-2000).

Member of the Bar Leaders of the Bar Assoc. of Montgomery County, MD (2000 – )

Received the President’s Citation for Outstanding Service to the Community from the Bar Foundation of Montgomery County, Maryland (May 2000 and May 2001)

PUBLICATIONS 
The State of the Constitution –(2002)

Constitutional Law Updates –quarterly newsletter on the Constitution (2001 – present)

I Will Send My Messenger (Dahlonega, GA: Communication Production Specialists, l988)

The East Coast Addendum–quarterly, current events newsletter (l987-l989)

The Fetal Right to Life Argument (Silver Spring, MD: Citizenship Enterprises, l977)

SEMINARS, LECTURES AND OTHER WRITINGS 
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    • 10-Part Seminar on the U. S. Constitution, presented to the Evergreen Society of Johns Hopkins University (fall of 1999), and presented to the Lord & Taylor OASIS organization (fall of 2000 and winter 2001)
    • The Federalist Papers (1996)
    • The Fourteenth Amendment (1996)
    • The Duty to Uphold the Constitution (2000)
    • The Genius of the Constitution (2000)
    • Expressive Association – Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000)

RESUME SUPPLEMENT (1973-2000)

Teaching Experience

Date Course Taught (hours & description) School
1973-1974 French (Grammar & Conversation)(20 hours/week) Language Training Mission Provo, UT
Fall 1977 English 115 (Basic English Composition–2, 4-hour sections) BYU Provo, UT
Spring 1978 English 102 (Critical Reading– 2, 2-hour sections) BYU
Fall 1981 English 101 (English Composition– 2, 3-hour sections) FCC
Winter 1982 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
  Communications 103 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
  English 393L (Junior English Composition for pre-law students–1, 3-hr section) U. of MD
Fall 1982 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
  Communications 103 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
  English 393L (Junior English Composition for pre-law students–1, 3-hr section) U. of MD
Winter 1983 Communications 103 (2, 3-hour sections) FCC
  Business Law I (1, 3-hour section for 1/2 semester, replacing ill instructor) FCC
  Business Law II (1, 3-hour section for 1/2 semester, replacing ill instructor) FCC
Fall 1983 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
  Communications 103 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Winter 1984 English 101 (2, 3-hour sections) FCC
Summer 1984 Communications 103 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Fall 1992 English 101 (2, 3-hour sections) FCC
Winter 1993 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Fall 1993 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Winter 1994 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Fall 1994 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Winter 1995 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Fall 1995 English101 (2, 3-hour sections) FCC
Winter 1996 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Fall 1996 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Winter 1997 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC
Fall 2000 English 101 (1, 3-hour section) FCC

Summary of College Teaching Experience

Courses Taught Semester (Hours)

English Composition (56)
Advanced English Composition (6)
Critical Reading (4)
Public Speaking (18)
Business Law (3)
Total Semester Hours (87) (equivalent to 2 1/2 years)