Jared Smith is a passionate trial lawyer who genuinely cares for his clients. He is a vigorous advocate in and out of the courtroom and will not hesitate to take a case to trial if he believes a settlement offer is unfair or too low. In his first jury trial, involving a complex product liability matter, Smith was instrumental in earning a $503,000 verdict for his clients.
Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hanover College in 2008, with a major in Psychology. In 2011, Smith earned his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association as a District Vice President, one of the youngest members to hold the position. Smith also serves as State Delegate to the American Association for Justice and is one of only sixteen selectees to participate in AAJ’s Leadership Academy in 2017.
Outside of the office and courtroom, Jared enjoys playing soccer and golf. His other real passion, though, is giving back to his community. He does this by regularly volunteering his time to an area non-profit organization called Supplies Over Seas; by organizing a local Angel Tree initiative through the KJA; and by participating in numerous public service projects across the country in association with the AAJ and in 2016, he was named a finalist for the Trial Lawyers Care award.
”Education”Graduated from Hanover College with BA in Psychology, minor in Philosophy
Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law
”Awards”Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
Kentucky Delegate, American Association of Justice for the State of Kentucky
Rising Star Selectee, Super Lawyers
TOP 10 under 40 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
Excellence Award, NLD Excellence Award, American Association for Justice, 2019
Client Satisfaction Award – 10 Best American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015-2016
A Trial Lawyers Care Award Finalist by The American Association for Justice, 2016
Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Hanover College, 2018
Kentucky Delegate to the American Association for Justice, Kentucky Justice Association, 2017
New Lawyers Division Excellence Award, American Association for Justice, 2016
Leadership Academy Selectee, American Association for Justice, 2017
“The Finis Price Outstanding Board Member Award” by the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association, 2015
New Lawyers Division Star, American Association for Justice, 2017
New Lawyer Division Excellence Award, American Association for Justice, 2017
New Lawyers Division Centurion Award, American Association for Justice, 2018