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Judge Jason P. Smith

Judge Jason P. Smith
Judge Jason P. Smith

Judge Smith lives in Ironton with his wife, Kelly and daughter, Marley.

Judge 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.

Education: 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.

Career: 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.