About Us

The Law Office of Laurice E. Smith, P.C.

Attorney Laurice E. Smith is a licensed attorney in good standing in the State of Tennessee with over 40 years of legal experience in many areas of the law.


  • California State University at Long Beach, B.A. Degree, 1965
  • University of Southern California, graduate hours, 1966-1967
  • Georgia State University, graduate hours, 1971 to 1972
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. Degree, 1979


  • Tennessee Bar (1981)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (1981)
  • Federal Court of Western District of Tennessee (1981)


  • National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 1985
  • Mediation Training (Erickson Mediation Training, Resolute Systems Corporation, Private Dispute Resolution Services, 1989, 1996, 1999 and 2000) and former Rule 31 Mediator
  • Served as Special Judge in Memphis City Court, Environmental Court, General Sessions Civil Court from 1990 to 2011
  • Completed Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars from 1981 to Present


  • Private Practice of Law from 1989 to present and currently a Part-Time Civil Service Commissioner for the City of Memphis.
  • Past employment includes part-time Shelby County Divorce Referee, part-time Assistant Shelby County Attorney, Assistant City Attorney, Memphis Municipal Court Prosecutor, E.E.O.C. Administrative Judge, E.E.O.C. Contract Mediator and Shelby County Juvenile Court Appointed Attorney

Professional Organizations:

  • Memphis Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys