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Laurice E. Smith
Attorney Smith is a licensed attorney with over 30 years of experience practicing law in the State of Tennessee. It is the kind of experience that has helped and can help her clients work through the various legal issues they often face.
Attorney Smith earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University at Long Beach; she earned graduate hours from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and from George State University in Atlanta; and she earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia, School of Law in Athens, Georgia.
Attorney Smith's legal training, includes the completion of estate planning and elder law seminars over the years, as well as the completion of annual continuing legal education courses required by the Supreme Court of Tennessee, Board of Professional Responsibility. Attorney Smith is a trained mediator.
Attorney Smith’s many years of legal experience include: 24 years in private practice, administrative judge with E.E.O.C., assistant city attorney and city prosecutor with the City of Memphis, attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem court appointments, and contract mediator with E.E.O.C. Currently, Attorney Smith serves as a Part-Time Divorce Referee with Shelby County Government (Circuit Court) and Part-Time Court Appointed Attorney with Juvenile Court.
Attorney Smith is a member of various professional organizations, including the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association; she is a member of various community organizations, such as Beat the Odds, Inc.; and she continues to be pro-active in community projects and causes facing the elderly and the youth.
“Serving the Needs of Seniors with Compassion, Integrity and Experience”
Attorney Laurice E. Smith provides professional, high quality, cost effective, efficient and personalized legal services to her clients in a vary caring, sensitive and compassionate manner. Everyone is treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
Attorney Smith’s elder law practice includes legal services in Tennessee in the following areas:
- Trust and Estate Planning
- Wills and Living Wills
- Probate Administration & Conservatorships
- Durable Powers of Attorney (General and Health)
- Medicaid and Long Term Care Planning
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Social Security & Retirement Planning
Attorney Smith also has a general civil practice in the areas of Personal Injury/Tort Law (automobile accidents, work injuries, medical negligence and wrongful death), Real Property & Landlord-Tenant Law, Consumer Law and Mediation.