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  • Connie M. Smith Connie M. Smith

    Experienced & Compassionate Mississippi Attorney

    I was not a traditional law student. As a single mom of two, I struggled to balance the demands of law school with the needs of my children. However, I believed that you can achieve any goal through hard work and dedication. My experience as a paralegal and raising two children while attending school gave me a strong foundation upon which to build a law practice. This experience reinforced my belief that integrity and perseverance are essential to successful representation of my clients.

    Don’t face a legal issue on your own. Call our Jackson lawyers at (601) 809-4144 to schedule your free initial consultation.

    I relish the opportunity to help clients through the difficult times in their lives. I have been where they are and I know that it can be overwhelming. I see my clients as people in need and not a number or just another file on my desk.

    Whether it is preparing a simple will, administering a complicated estate, handling a child custody issue, or drafting a deed, I truly care how my service affects them. I strive everyday to remember these values and integrate them into my practice of law.

    • Education:

    • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
      • J.D. - 2007
    • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
      • Paralegal Studies – 2004
      • Honors: With Honors; Dean's List
    • Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, Mississippi
      • Paralegal Studies – 1994
      • Honors: Dean's List
    • Bar Admissions:

    • Mississippi, 2007
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2007
    • Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • Mississippi Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present

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FAQ

  • #1: What made you choose a career in law?

    Experiencing divorce from a child’s perspective when I was growing up – I knew I wanted to help people through what seemed to me to be one of the most difficult times in their lives.

  • #2: In your opinion, what sets your firm apart from other firms in the area?

    We have a personal connection with our clients and truly have their best interest at heart. For us, it’s not about billing a certain number of hours but making sure our clients are taken care of.

  • #3: Tell us about a case that you are particularly proud of:

    Representing victims of domestic violence is some of the most rewarding work I do. Seeing those victims regain their freedom and self-worth is a process that I love being a part of.

  • #4: What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?

    I focus on the issues that are most important to my client.

  • #5: How do you view your role in the attorney-client relationship?

    As a vessel to help my clients achieve their goals. I generally ask my clients where they want to be a year from now and work toward that outcome.

  • #6: What sets you apart from other attorneys – why is this important?

    I can generally relate to my clients because I have been a part of a family litigation in several different roles. It is personal to me and I do understand a lot of emotions they go through and the challenges they face.

  • #7: How does having experience benefit your clients?

    Knowing what fights are worth fighting is one of the biggest benefits to having an experienced lawyer.

  • #8: What types of cases do you specifically handle?

    I do all aspects of family law – divorce custody support adoption estates etc.

  • #9: In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

    Having a client refer someone they really care about to me – that’s the biggest compliment a client can give.

  • #10: What advice do you most often give your clients & why?

    Take the high road every time – it may not be the easiest or fastest but it always gets you exactly where you need to go in the long run.