Shane Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Steel City Law, LLC
 | 3000 Crescent Ave, Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: 205-607-0225
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013, 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

For many, going through a divorce is one of the most trying experiences of their lives. As the founder of Steel City Law, Shane Smith is dedicated to helping clients in Birmingham, Alabama, and throughout the Birmingham area to handle a range of family law matters. He has experience dealing with cases involving divorce, asset division, child custody and visitation.

While some cases may require aggressive advocacy, Mr. Smith understands that others may necessitate mediation and collaboration between the two sides. Mr. Smith tailors his approach to fit the needs of his clients and their families. It is his goal to help his clients turn dysfunctional family units into separate functional units that are able to exist harmoniously. Mr. Smith communicates with his clients throughout the legal process and works to ensure they are well-informed about every aspect of their cases so they are able to make the best decisions for their futures.

Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Auburn University in 1998. He went on to receive a Master of Science in psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi before attending the Birmingham School of Law. From there, he graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2006.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Smith is actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Young Lawyers Division and the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. Mr. Smith holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.  Mr. Smith is the current Chair of the Alabama State Bar Family Law Section.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2013, 2017

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About Shane Smith

Admitted: 2007, Alabama

Honors/Awards:

  • B-Metro magazine “Rising Star”, 2014
  • Super Lawyers ”Rising Star”, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Alabama State Bar Family Law Section, 2016
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Alabama Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member at Large, 2012-2013
  • Alabama Bar Association, Executive Board Secretary, 2013-2014
  • Alabama Bar Association, Executive Board Treasurer, 2014-present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Future Leaders Forum, 2012
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Entertainment Committee and Mentorship Committee, 2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Family Law Associates, Twice attended
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association, ”Legal Leaders of Birmingham”, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off Team Captain

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Alabama Family Law Section, "Divorce on the Beach" seminar, Co-Director

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • B-Metro Magazine "Top Flight Lawyer", 2017

Educational Background:

  • Auburn University, B.A. - 1998, Major: Psychology
  • University of Southern Mississippi, M.S. - 2002, Major: Psychology

Industry Groups

  • Custody
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Juvenile
  • Matrimonial
Office Location for Shane Smith

3000 Crescent Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-607-0225

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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