lives in Ironton with his wife, Kelly and daughter, Marley.
Smith is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the
Lawrence County Bar Association, where he was the Chair of the
Criminal Defense Section.
Judge Smith graduated from Ironton High School (Summa Cum Laude)
in 1993, Ohio University (Summa Cum Laude) in 1996 and The Ohio
State University Moritz College of Law in 1999.
After law school Judge Smith worked as an assistant prosecutor
in Lawrence County and was a partner in the law firm Stillpass,
Delawder & Smith. Judge Smith also spent time as in-house counsel
for McGinnis, Inc. in South Point, Ohio. Prior to coming to
the bench Judge Smith had his own solo practice focusing on
criminal defense and domestic cases.