Mr. Smith is a Missouri and Kansas licensed trial attorney practicing primarily in the areas of employment and disability discrimination, whistleblower litigation, governmental liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, insurance defense, business and commercial litigation, and eDiscovery. He aggressively defends the rights of clients in high-stakes litigation and decisively leverages cutting-edge trial technology in the courtroom when advantageous. Mr. Smith has also had notable success with summary judgment motions, complex motion practice, and appellate practice.
Like exceedingly few attorneys in his field, Mr. Smith has the unique ability to manage and personally execute all aspects of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) from identification through production and deliver native format eDiscovery projects faster, cheaper, and with more insight and focus on the overall litigation and trial strategy than distributed solutions beholden to legacy methodologies.
Mr. Smith is also a frequent CLE lecturer regarding various legal technology and eDiscovery topics.
Truman State University, B.S. (2005)
University of Missouri–Columbia, School of Law, J.D. (2008)
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2016)
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (2014)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (2015)
United States District Court for the District of Kansas (2018)
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2020)
The Missouri Bar
American Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Koch v. Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, Lafayette County, Missouri Case No. 22LF-CV00338 (Mo. Cir. May 26, 2023 (defense verdict in hostile work environment based on age claim)
Markle v. Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Jackson County, Missouri Case No. 1516-CV13364 (Mo. Cir. May 31, 2019) (11 to 1 defense verdict in claim of sex and disability discrimination, hostile work environment on the basis of disability, and retaliation)
EIGHTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMS SUMMARY JUDGMENT
Bolderson v. City of Wentzville, Missouri, 840 F.3d 982 (8th Cir. Nov. 1, 2016) (affirming summary judgment for defendant)
Price v. Sr. Citizens Nursing Home District of Ray County, et al., Judgment and Order Granting Summary Judgment for Defendants, Ray County Case No. 14RY-CY–00907, 2016 WL 3513503 (Mo.Cir.) (June 23, 2016) (granting summary judgment for defendant)
Bolderson v. City of Wentzville, 4:13-CV-2223 (CEJ), 2015 WL 7720558 (E.D. Mo. Nov. 30, 2015) (granting summary judgment for defendant)
Doe v. Progressive Community Services, et al., Order Granting Summary Judgment for Defendants Lynn Wells and Terri Zeamer, Buchanan County Case No. 13BU-CV05586, 2015 WL 11117680 (Mo.Cir.) (May 12, 2015)
Doe v. Progressive Community Services, et al., Order Granting Summary Judgment for Progressive Community Services, Buchanan County Case No. 13BU-CV05586, 2014 WL 10575160 (Mo.Cir.) (July 31, 2014)
Fruits v. LS Const. Services of Kansas, Inc., 4:12-374-CV-W-DGK, 2013 WL 3664629, (W.D. Mo. July 12, 2013) (granting summary judgment for defendant)