Kyle B. Smith

Kyle B. Smith

Partner, Smith and Miller, Attorneys at Law since 1986
Location:
Jefferson, Ohio
Phone:
440-576-9155 (Ashtabula County residents please call)
866-373-0497 (Residents outside of Ashtabula County please call toll free)
Fax:
440-576-4907
Email:

Attorney Kyle B. Smith grew up in Southern California raising steers in 4-H and working on his parent's 3 acre orange orchard. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 1976 with a B.A. in American history, and law school at Willamette University in Salem Oregon in 1980. He was on the Willamette Law Review and published an article in 1979 on Native American law.

He passed the Ohio Bar in 1980 and began a two year teaching career at the University of Toledo Law School in Toledo, Ohio. In 1982 he began working for Ashtabula County Legal Aid and the Public Defenders Office and was appointed the Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Ashtabula in 1984. Later in 1984 he became the Law Director of Conneaut, Ohio and served in that capacity until June 1995.

He has been in private practice since 1991 in Jefferson, Ohio. He has served on the boards of Homesafe, United Way, Ashtabula County Legal Aid, Leadership, the Ashtabula Arts Center, Ashtabula Arts Foundation, Community Counseling and the Conneaut Area City Board of Education.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning/Probate
  • Family Law - General
  • Real Estate - Deeds/Purchase Agreements/Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Municipal/Zoning/Civil Rights
  • Bankruptcy/Chapter 7/13
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1980

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • Law Review: Willamette Law Review on Native American Law
  • University of California
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Major: American History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ashtabula County Legal Aid
  • Ashtabula Arts Center
  • Ashtabula Arts Foundation
  • Ashtabula County Community Counseling
  • Conneaut Area City Board of Education

Past Employment Positions

  • University of Toledo Law School in Toledo, Ohio, Instructor, 1980 - 1982
  • Ashtabula County Legal Aid, Public Defender, 1982 - 1983
  • Assistant Ashtabula City Solicitor, 1983 - 1984
  • City of Conneaut Law Director, 1984 - 1995
  • Solicitor, Geneva on the Lake, 2005 - Present