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Attorney Smith

David L. Smith

Attorney at Law - Retired

David L. Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Missouri in 1973.  His legal career began in Springfield, Missouri, where he practiced with a firm for five years.

In 1979, he joined the firm where he has practiced continuously since that time.  Mr. Smith had 49 years of experience in both litigation and office practice with a current emphasis on corporate and business law as well as real estate, estate planning, and probate.

In his transactional practice, Mr. Smith assisted many clients in buying and selling businesses and real estate, complex loan transactions, business formation, and corporate governance, and maintains a substantial banking practice with an emphasis upon foreclosures and collections.

Mr. Smith’s practice included estate planning such as trusts and wills as well as a large probate practice including guardianships, conservatorships, and decedent’s estates.  In addition, he represented many local businesses and non-profit corporations.

He is always giving back to his community by devoting time to civic and charitable organizations, previously serving as Chairman of the Board of Skaggs Regional Medical Center now known as Cox Health Branson.


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri and U.S. District Court,
    Western District of Missouri, 1974


  • J.D. - University of Missouri School of Law, 1973

  • B.S. in Business Administration - University of Missouri, 1971

Associations and Memberships

  • Taney County Bar Association

  • The Missouri Bar

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Skaggs Community Health Center, now Cox Health Branson, 2003 – 2012

  • Board Secretary, Skaggs Community Health Center, 2007 – 2008

  • Vice-Chairman, Skaggs Community Health Center, 2008 – 2010

  • Chairman of the Board, Skaggs Community Health Center, now Cox Health Branson, 2010 – 2012

  • Board of Directors, Skaggs Foundation, 2005 – 2012

  • Vice-Chairman, Skaggs Foundation, 2006 – 2009

  • President of Branson Daybreakers Rotary 1993-1994

  • President of Board of Directors of Christian Action Ministries 1995-1996

  • Past member of Board of Directors of various organizations including Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and others