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Tommy G. Smith, Esq.

Tommy G. Smith, Esq.

5 Star Reviews

“I was dealing with overwhelming legal matters however, Mr. Smith was supportive, reassuring, and laid out a step by step process to help me work through it. He is professional, knowledgeable, and readily available. I highly recommend him. And, I might add, the Christian environment of his office conveyed to me a sense of trust and integrity missing in most law offices.”

Herb C.
Review From Google


“Mr. Smith handled my brothers estate and probate with sincerity and professionalism. He expedited the process when possible and kept me informed throughout. I was very pleased with his performance.”

William
Review From Avvo


“Mr. Smith helped my parents with their estate planning and to update their will. He was very patient, kind, and helpful. He walked them through this process, step-by-step. If you need an elder law attorney, Tommy Smith of Smith Law, PLLC is the best choice!”

Anna H.
Review From Facebook


5 Star Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer. Tommy Smith consistently practices with the very highest ethical standards, fairness to clients, and incredible compassion for the elderly and the poor. He works very long hours and therefore is available to client-questions and very responsive to their needs. Mr. Smith is an outstanding member of the legal profession, and has certainly set the bar high for those around him, and is an even better example of Christ.”

Dennis T., Elder Law Attorney


“I wholeheartedly endorse Tommy Smith as an estate planning attorney and in the field of elder law. He is knowledgeable, professional, honest and compassionate.”

Maureen Duignan, Elder Law Attorney

2 Endorsments

What Makes Attorney Tommy G. Smith Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

Tommy G. Smith is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney. Certification is a voluntary program for lawyers, approved by The Florida Supreme Court and administered by The Florida Bar. The program began in 1982 to help the public choose lawyers. Certified attorneys are the only lawyers allowed to use the terms specialist, or B.C.S. for Board Certified Specialists when referring to their legal credentials. The Florida Bar evaluates all certified lawyers for experience and expertise in a particular area of law and for professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. Their slogan is, “Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise.” Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of an attorney in a particular area of law.

Board certified lawyers have a minimum of five years in law practice and must show substantial involvement in the field of law in which they are certified. They must receive a passing grade on an examination administered by the Florida Bar or meet strict criteria to exempt the exam. Certified lawyers must satisfy a peer review assessment of their competence in the specialty field plus character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law. Certified lawyers must satisfy the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements. Board certified lawyers have met The Florida Bar’s highest standards for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in their area of law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.

Tommy practiced law at a highly respected firm that was established in the 1950s for approximately nine years. He became a partner in 2015, and he established Smith Law, PLLC in 2019. He is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Lawyers With Purpose, the National Care Planning Council and ElderCounsel. These are professional associations of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services for seniors and people with special needs. He assists clients with estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate, and qualification for VA and Medicaid benefits for long term care planning.

Mr. Smith is licensed to practice before all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for Northern Florida, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, DC. His undergraduate degree is from North Carolina State University. He has an MBA from the University of West Florida, and he graduated magna cum laude from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Smith was the business administrator for a local church after a long career in industry in various management and technical capacities. As a certified quality engineer, he received a corporate Circle of Excellence Award for leading ISO 9001 certification efforts. Mr. Smith and his wife, Debbie, have been active in church for many years. They are members of Hillcrest Baptist Church, and they have one son, Zack, who is also an attorney.

License

  • FL – Member in Good Standing (2009 – 03/01/2021)

Education

  • Liberty University School of Law, J.D. – Magna Cum Laude, 2009
  • University of West Florida, MBA, 1977
  • North Carolina State University, B.S., With High Honors, 1973

Awards

  • Board Certified – Elder Law – Florida Bar (2017)
  • Trial Advocacy Award – Liberty University School of Law (2009)

Work Experience

  • Owner – Smith Law, PLLC (2019 – Present)
  • Partner – Shell Fleming Davis and Menge, P.A. (2010 – 2019)

“I was dealing with overwhelming legal matters however, Mr. Smith was supportive, reassuring, and laid out a step by step process to help me work through it. He is professional, knowledgeable, and readily available. I highly recommend him. And, I might add, the Christian environment of his office conveyed to me a sense of trust and integrity missing in most law offices.”

Herb C.
Review From Google


“Mr. Smith handled my brothers estate and probate with sincerity and professionalism. He expedited the process when possible and kept me informed throughout. I was very pleased with his performance.”

William
Review From Avvo


“Mr. Smith helped my parents with their estate planning and to update their will. He was very patient, kind, and helpful. He walked them through this process, step-by-step. If you need an elder law attorney, Tommy Smith of Smith Law, PLLC is the best choice!”

Anna H.
Review From Facebook


5 Star Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer. Tommy Smith consistently practices with the very highest ethical standards, fairness to clients, and incredible compassion for the elderly and the poor. He works very long hours and therefore is available to client-questions and very responsive to their needs. Mr. Smith is an outstanding member of the legal profession, and has certainly set the bar high for those around him, and is an even better example of Christ.”

Dennis T., Elder Law Attorney


“I wholeheartedly endorse Tommy Smith as an estate planning attorney and in the field of elder law. He is knowledgeable, professional, honest and compassionate.”

Maureen Duignan, Elder Law Attorney

2 Endorsments

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