Laura Smith

Attorney

After earning her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas in 1999, Laura Smith remained at the University of Kansas School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate.  After passing the Kansas (2002) and Missouri (2003) bars, Laura worked in a variety of legal areas, including trusts, estate planning, business formation, insurance claims, landlord/tenant matters, and criminal defense. 

In 2007, Laura became an Assistant District Attorney, first in Wyandotte County, Kansas before then moving to the Johnson County District Attorney’s in 2008.  Laura spent 7.5 years prosecuting high-level drug cases, including the manufacture, cultivation, and distribution of narcotics, and her final year focused on charging cases for the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.  These experiences gave her a broad base of knowledge. During her career in prosecution, she was able to handle a number of high-level and high-profile cases, including person, property, and drug crimes. 

After 10 years in prosecution, Laura began her practice in family law in 2016.  Her family law practice includes divorce, paternity, modification, child custody, child support, protection orders, and guardianships.  Working in family law has been extremely fulfilling and has allowed Laura to continue her passion for helping others during some of their most challenging life experiences.  “Divorce can be extremely stressful. It can be extremely consuming for people,” Smith said, “Your whole life is up in the air, but that’s where having the right attorney, the right partner in this process, makes all the difference.”

Laura’s practice involves not only family law matters but also Kansas criminal and traffic matters as well.