David S. Smith is the principal and founding attorney of Smith Law, LLC.
David grew up in Union, Missouri and joined the United States Marine Corps just after high school. Following his Honorable Discharge from the military, David began a career in law enforcement that spanned over thirteen years. In law enforcement, David served the Cities of Owensville, New Haven and Sullivan before joining the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department where he began on the road patrol before being promoted to the Detective Bureau.
While with the Sheriff’s Department, David earned his B.A. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University and then began law school at the St. Louis University School of Law. While in law school, David was selected to serve as a professor’s assistant in legal research and writing instruction. David also served in the criminal defense and civil litigation clinics for indigent clients. To round off a very diverse and busy law school experience, David served an externship with the United States Department of Justice for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Missouri.
Following law school, David began his career as an attorney in private practice, quickly adding to a list of distinguished experiences. Shortly into his career, David handled appeals in the Appellate Courts of the Missouri Eastern and Southern Districts. David has also successfully argued before the Missouri Supreme Court.
Aside from his law practice, David currently represents multiple municipalities as municipal prosecuting attorney and as general counsel. David has served as the Sullivan Municipal Judge and is presently serving as the First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Crawford County.
David continues to represent clients in most areas except criminal defense in the Missouri Counties of Crawford, Franklin, Washington, Gasconade, Osage, Maries, Phelps, Dent, Iron and others, dependent on the circumstances. Call today to schedule a consultation to see how we can serve you.