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Sandra LM Smith
Sandra (Sandie) Smith is originally from Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. She obtained her Bachelor’s from Middle Tennessee State University in 1991 majoring in Political Science and English. She then moved on to study at Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Nashville, obtaining her Certification in 1992. Sandie worked as a paralegal in Murfreesboro and Nashville for such attorneys and firms as Bolin & Ash (now Adjunct Judge Don R. Ash), Wilson & Bradley (now sitting Rutherford County Chancellor Howard W. Wilson), Agee Godwin Morris & Laurenzi (Lynn Agee, retired General Counsel USW) and Provost & Umphrey (based in Texas – Walter Umphrey’s “Tobacco Five” litigation firm). Working with such prestigious and noteworthy individuals gifted her with a firm foundation of knowledge of the legal process and courtroom experiences.
Sandie was admitted to the Bar in Tennessee in 2000 and opened her practice on the Square in Murfreesboro in 2003. She is admitted to practice in all Tennessee State Courts and the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Tennessee. She is a member of the Rutherford/Cannon Courty Bar Association and past member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assoc. She is a member of the Kingdom Ministries Interdenominational congregation at Walter Hill, Tennessee, where she has served numerous positions including teaching, counseling and legal assistance to the church. Sandie also donates her legal expertise on a regular basis to the Juvenile Courts in Rutherford County by taking appointed cases for dependent and neglected children at reduced rates or pro bono.
Sandie has been married for over 22 years to Slade Smith and they have together raised two children. They share time between work and their 140 acre farm in Wilson County, Tennessee. Sandie is the happy owner of a menagerie of livestock and pets, ranging from her four (4) Tennessee Walking Horses to a five pound Yorkie who often accompanies her as an office companion.
Sandie’s practice has encompassed Social Security Disability, Personal Injury and Workers Compensation, Labor and Employment Law, Family and Divorce matters and Juvenile Law. Over the years of private practice, her work has focused on Family, Divorce and Juvenile Law. It is in the Family Law forum where over 90% of her practice is now concentrated. Sandie has logged hundreds of courtroom hours, and is dedicated to providing experienced and aggressive representation to her clients while at the same time striving to help families through the stress and difficulty brought by legal actions.