Exceptional Service | Working Solutions
Exceptional Service | Working Solutions
We provide exceptional service by being accessible, collaborative, and proactive with all our clients. And we provide working solutions to our clients’ legal matters by balancing initiative and advocacy with real, practical advice.
I have 15 years of experience as a practicing attorney, focusing primarily on litigation and trial work. I’ve represented private individuals, small businesses, and large civic stakeholders. I’ve worked in private practice and for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. At the Attorney General’s Office, I was a trial attorney for the Special Litigation and Regents divisions, and was specially assigned to represent Iowa State University in its litigated matters. Collectively, I’ve successfully litigated over $100,000,000 in claims ranging from will contests and employment discrimination, to torts and negligence, and contract and investment loss. My litigation experience includes chairing numerous jury and bench trials, practicing at the state, federal, and administrative levels, and managing matters from complaint to verdict.
I opened Smith Law Firm PLC so that I could build a firm focused solely on providing exceptional service and working solutions to individuals and businesses.
When you need to make significant decisions about the future of your life and work, you need an experienced advocate, who will bring focus and clarity to finding your legal path forward.
When it’s time for you to become fully engaged in the legal-related choices that will define your life, Smith Law Firm PLC is your preferred partner.
Give me a call, and we’ll address your concerns.
Life is unpredictable. When things don’t turn out the way you expect them to, that can have significant consequences for your well-being, your reputation, for your future and for your wallet. Sometimes, the only viable course of action is to sue, or to defend yourself against a lawsuit.
When you need to litigate, you need an experienced attorney, who will investigate all avenues of relief. You need an attorney who can discuss all of your options, explain them to you without resorting to legalese and help you to make a thoughtful decision about how to move forward. You need an attorney who recognizes that litigation unfolds in stages, and that just because a matter can go to trial and a verdict, there are also a number of ways to gain a favorable result before that time – absent the added expense of a trial.
Let my trial practice acumen and my experience work for you.
I can provide assistance across a number of areas, including but not limited to: complex commercial litigation, employment law matters, probate litigation, tort claims and contract disputes.
Call me today, so we can start exploring your options.
People avoid making or revising wills because it’s exhausting to think about worst case scenarios.
Trust me, I get it: I’m a lawyer, and I literally spend all day thinking about worst case scenarios and how to avoid them.
If you haven’t created an estate plan, or if your estate plan needs updating, then you’re letting others make the most important decisions about your family’s future. Don’t allow a statute or a judge to determine who gets what. Effective estate planning means that you can determine, in great detail, what happens to your money and your property. You can even avoid the probate process altogether, by creating a trust instrument. And, you can minimize the tax burden that will attach to your estate. Having an estate planning attorney in your corner gives you the opportunity to craft the exact end of life plan that you want.
Work with me and I can take the burden off your shoulders. We’ll discuss what you want, and decide – together – on the best plan for making it happen.
You know where you want your money to go; but, you need a guide to walk you through the legal process.
Call me today, and let’s start that conversation.
Tyler M. Smith
Tyler is a highly experienced legal advocate. He received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Iowa on scholarship and with academic honors. After law school, he was a law clerk for the Iowa Judicial Branch, followed by six years of private practice and seven years of public service at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. His experience includes chairing numerous bench and jury trials, appearing before state and federal district and appellate courts, and representing individuals and institutions in a wide range of matters. Over his career, Tyler has won bench trials and jury verdicts for both the defense and plaintiffs in matters totaling over $100,000,000. He also co-chaired the criminal prosecution of a murder 1 case resulting in a guilty verdict and life in prison. He attributes his success to his collaborative approach with clients, witnesses, and attorneys, his down-to-earth personality, and his strong work ethic. In 2017, he founded Smith Law Firm, PLC to build a firm centered on his values of providing exceptional service and working solutions that improve clients' lives.