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Kelly Jackson Smith


Kelly Jackson Smith began her private legal practice in 2013 after serving more than six years as an Assistant District Attorney General. During her time with the District Attorney General’s Office she served as a specialized DUI and Drug Prosecutor. Kelly Jackson Smith has extensive jury trial and courtroom experience.

kelly jackson smith Dickson attorney lawyerKelly Jackson Smith has received specialized training from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), and the Tennessee District Attorney General’s Conference (TNDAGC).

While serving as an Assistant District Attorney General, Kelly Jackson Smith received state-wide recognition when in one year of her practice took more cases to jury trial than any other practicing District Attorney General in the State of Tennessee.

Kelly Jackson Smith was born in Dickson, Tennessee. She attended college at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After college, she worked for a year with a Civil Law firm in Nashville, Tennessee before attending the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. While attending the Cumberland School of Law, Kelly Jackson Smith clerked for a Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, worked for the 23rd Judicial District Attorney Generals Office and for Legal Services Alabama.

Although Kelly Jackson Smith has focused primarily in the area of Criminal Law, she is a competent and aggressive attorney; ready to serve your legal needs whatever they may be.

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Why Hire a Solo Practitioner?


Since the beginning, Kelly Jackson Smith, Attorney at Law has been a solo practice owned and operated by Kelly. Hiring a solo practitioner has its advantages. When you hire Kelly, you know exactly who is working on your case. When you hire a large firm, you may talk with a senior partner at your consultation, but that partner may never even touch your file again until your case goes to trial. When you hire a solo practitioner like Kelly Jackson Smith, you know she will be the only lawyer handling your case, every step of the way, and beginning to end.

The bottom line is that whether compared to a large firm or an internet-based firm, a solo practitioner has the resources to represent people in both simple and complicated cases. Many larger firms are spread too thin across hundreds of cases and multiple lawyers and the client experience reflects that level of distraction. Kelly Jackson Smith has a great reputation and a track record of pleasing her clients with direct and personal service.