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Valerie L. Smith

"Representing the interests of injured people through the complexities of litigation aids in the fulfillment of my desire to help as many people as I can in all aspects of my life. "

  • 488 South Mendenhall
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
  • Phone: (901) 259-0413
  • Fax: (901) 746-1541
Valerie L. Smith

Valerie L. Smith focuses her practice on personal injury litigation. She joined the firm in 2006. Prior to that Ms. Smith served as the law clerk for the Honorable James F. Russell in Division 2 or the Circuit Court of Shelby County. She then practiced as an Assistant District Attorney General prosecuting all types of criminal cases. During her tenure as a prosecutor, Ms. Smith was assigned to special units such as the West Tennessee Drug Task Force and the Gang & Narcotics Prosecution Unit. Ms. Smith is involved in a number of community organizations, including numerous nonprofit and legal organizations.

Current Employment Position(s):

  • Attorney

Areas of Practice:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 2000


  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, 2000 - J.D.
  • University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 1997 - B.B.A.
    cum laude 

Honors, Awards and Distinctions:

  • Mid-South Rising Star, 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
  • Law School Ambassador
  • Who's Who Among American Law School Students
  • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in Products Liability
  • Early Scholars Academic Scholarship
  • John Elkington Scholarship

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Association for Women Attorneys
  • Law Alumni Committee
  • The University of Memphis Alumni Association
  • Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court

Community Involvement:

  • American Diabetes Association – Former Advocacy Chair
  • Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee – Board Member
  • Junior League of Memphis
  • Mid-South Spay Neuter – Board Member
  • Midtown Rotary Club – Board Member, Secretary
  • NEXUS Mentor


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