Kate Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Colleyville, TX

Law Office of Kate Smith, PLLC
 | 1205 Hall Johnson Road, Suite 3
Colleyville, TX 76034
Phone: 817-479-0565
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at the Law Office of Kate Smith, PLLC, Ms. Smith provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Colleyville, Southlake, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and throughout Tarrant County. She focuses her practice on family and collaborative law, generally handling cases that involve divorce, property division, child custody and support, visitation and paternity issues. She also accepts estate planning cases.

In 2000, Ms. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts in humanities from the University of Houston. She then went on to graduate from the Texas A&M University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. Ms. Smith also earned a Master of Laws degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law.

When people are faced with challenging life transitions, Ms. Smith knows that they need support and guidance to help them make the important decisions in front of them, and she provides her clients with the individual, personalized attention they deserve. Ms. Smith takes a common sense approach to each case she handles. She strives to employ effective strategies to help her clients achieve positive solutions to their legal issues. While she offers her clients alternative options for resolving their legal issues when appropriate, Ms. Smith is willing to take cases to trial and fight for her clients in order to help them obtain the best possible resolutions to their cases.

Beyond the courtroom, Ms. Smith is active in the legal community. She is a member of numerous associations, including the American Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, the Texas Family Law Foundation, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning

Focus Areas

Family Law: Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015

Certificates and Credentials

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About Kate Smith

Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.katesmithlaw.com/kate-smith/

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyer Fort Worth Texas Magazine, 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • LL.M Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University School of Law, 2008
  • Board Certification-Family Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Certificaiton-Family Law
  • Member, Southlake Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • Member, Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • Elected Officer, Amnesty International, Texas Wesleyan Chapter, 2002-2003
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Texas
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2005-present
  • United States Federal District Court- Northern District, 2007
  • United States Supreme Court, 2009
  • State Bar of Texas, 2005
  • Past President North East Tarrant County Bar Association Tarrant County Bar Association-Chair (Collaborative Law)

Educational Background:

  • Texas A & M School of Law, JD, 2004, Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Houston, B.A. Humanities (Pre-law). Dean’s list. Graduated with a 3.76 G.P.A., Mediation Certification, 2000
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, LL.M., Dispute Resolution, June 2008

Industry Groups

  • ABA
  • CLiTX
  • IACP
  • Office Location for Kate Smith

    1205 Hall Johnson Road
    Suite 3
    Colleyville, TX 76034

    Phone: 817-479-0565

     

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    Last Updated: 10/5/2016

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