Brandi Smith: Your Branson, Missouri Attorney.


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PROFESSIONALLY

Brandi Byrd Smith is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and is licensed to practice in Missouri and in the U.S. Western District Court of Missouri. Originally from Houston, Missouri, Brandi has lived in the state all of her life and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Drury University in Springfield where she grew up. She was President of Phi Alpha Delta for two years at Drury University and was also a member of the fraternity for three years, and Secretary for one, at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

Before starting Smith Law Firm, Brandi focused on personal injury and family law in Columbia, Missouri, where she was mentored by one of the most highly regarded personal injury attorneys in Missouri and with whom she continues to work closely even today.  Brandi's passion for personal injury work grew quickly as she handled personal injury and wrongful death cases all over Missouri earning a reputation for being a no-nonsense personal injury lawyer.  At Smith Law Firm, she continues to build a reputation for herself as a relentless and persevering advocate for those who are injured or killed in car accidents, as well as for their families. Brandi also practices in the area of family law and is an experienced Guardian ad Litem with a deep and sincere passion for helping children as well as parents navigate the waters of split custody situations.


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Experience and Awards

Education

  • University of Missouri, Columbia - School of Law, Columbia, Missouri; JD, 2006.
  • Drury University, Springfield, Missouri; B.A. Biology, 2003.

Publications & Certifications

  • Author, Investigating the Justice System's Response to Domestic Violence, Missouri Bar Journal, September/October 2007.
  • Certified Guardian ad Litem.

Professional Associations

  • Missouri Bar, Member, 2006-Present
  • Taney County Bar Association, 2010-Present
  • Boone County Bar Association, 2006-2012
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011-Present
  • American Bar Association, 2006-Present

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Personally

Brandi lives in Branson, Missouri, with her two sons. She is a single mom who knows the challenges of divorce personally, but also knows that there is life, love, and hope both during and after the pain that it can bring. Having experienced these tribulations personally and moving on to find an even greater joy in the aftermath, Brandi is able to relate to those going through similar situations and fighting for their children's safety, security, and stability on a deeper level than those who have never experienced that torment.

Brandi is a woman of deep faith and attends Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson on Sundays as well as New Beginnings Fellowship in Hollister during the week. While she has a passion for her work, her true love is to be outdoors with her boys.  From hunting to hiking, deep sea fishing to boating, scuba diving to just exploring the wild, she spends most of her free time outside with her sons shooting a bow, throwing out a line, hunting whatever creature is in season, or otherwise teaching her boys how to love and appreciate God's creations and raising them to become strong, Godly men with boundless integrity. For those things, she is dedicated to working tirelessly both personally and professionally.