Ms. Smith was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2002. Her areas of practice include Elder Law and Estate Planning. Ms. Smith is also an Accredited Attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
University of North Carolina – Greensboro (B.A., 1995); Wake Forest University (J.D., 2002); Member: Forsyth County, Forsyth County Women Attorneys and North Carolina Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar
Why did you choose to become an attorney? It looked really glamorous and exciting on TV.
What have you enjoyed about being an attorney? I enjoy helping people. Most of my clients come to me at a stressful time in their life when they or a loved one are facing a chronic illness or a long term care crisis. I am usually able to alleviate a lot of their stress and worry.
Why did you choose to work for Craige Brawley? I wanted to work in the field of elder law. Craige Brawley was well known and respected for its expertise in that field.
Favorite Winston-Salem landmark? The old Shell station on Sprague Street. It’s like a little piece of 1930 surrounded by modern day W-S.
Favorite joke? A man is in his house, it’s late at night and there’s a knock at the door. He goes to the door, and it’s a snail. The snail says, “I’d like to talk to you about buying a magazine subscription.” The man is furious that he’s been interrupted, so he kicks the snail as hard as he can, slams the door, and goes to bed. Two years later, there’s knock on the door. He opens it, and it’s the snail, and the snail says…“What the heck was that about?”
Community activities? I served on the board of the Shepherd’s Center for a number of years, and I’ve been a member of the Women’s Fund. I am also a member of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association.