Company: Law Offices of Shannon C. Smith
Location: Covington, Kentucky, United States
Shannon Smith, Owner at Law Offices of Shannon C. Smith, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business law, family law, and estate planning.
After coursework in Spanish and paralegal studies at Morehead State University, Kentucky, Ms. Smith obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence, summa cum laude, in 2013 from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Highland Heights. Following staff work for the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa in 2007 and the United States Senate in Washington in 2008, she provided superior service as a law clerk with Kitchen & Thornton-Green in Paducah, Kentucky in 2009, accreditation analyst with Travelex in Louisville in 2010, probate court researcher with Assets International in 2011.
Ms. Smith opened the Law Offices of Shannon C. Smith in Covington 2013, with the practice specializing in business law, family law and estate planning. In 2022, she was selected to Rising Stars for 2022, an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria. In addition, she was named a Lawyer of Distinction in 2020, Best Law Firm of Cincinnati Runner-Up in 2020, Best Individual Attorney Runner-Up in 2019 and Nominated Best Individual Attorney in 2019 and 2020 by Cincinnati CityBeat.
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Smith has found success as an assistant vice president of operations and technology in 2015 with Citibank and since 2019 as Covington City Commissioner and owner of vintage wine shop Revival LLC. Keenly aware of community affairs, she has served as a board member of the Covington Ladies Home, The Victorian at Riverside and Latonia Uptown, as Economic Vitality Chair of Renaissance Covington St. Elizabeth Healthcare and on the Patient Advisory Council with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. As a gifted athlete, Ms. Smith captained the Division I women’s soccer team with Morehead State University.
Transparency about the extent of her knowledge is what she considers as the quickest way to learn and eventually succeed in her field. Her journey as a woman in her field also allowed her to discover the value of relentlessness and finding ways to set herself apart from others. is a self-taught businesswoman with a rich family background in entrepreneurship, which formed the foundation for pursuing a legal career in business law. Her great-grandfather was the owner of Smith Auto Supply, an automobile repair shop inherited by her grandfather, who planned to pass it down to her uncle. Unfortunately, legal entanglements between her grandfather and a new partner who was not part of their family prevented the bequeathing of the business to them. It was a complication that served as one of the motivations for her resolve to be a business lawyer.
Ms. Smith counts her ability to help inspire others as her most important achievement. She recounts being at a local watering hole and speaking to a younger female attorney who told her how she looked up to her and how other local female lawyers are inspired by her work. In the coming years, she intends to expand Revival LLC nationally in order to share the vintage experience in every corner of the nation. Part of her entrepreneurial plan is to partner with local hotels and start a shuttle service.
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