David L. Smith
Attorney at Law
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 has 42 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 has 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 includes estate planning such as trusts and wills as well as a large probate practice including guardianships, conservatorships, and decedent’s estates. In addition, he represents 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.
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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
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