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Zachary Smith, Esq.

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Zachary D. Smith, LLC
Zachary Smith provides a tailored approach for every client, every family, every time.

Before starting Zachary D. Smith, LLC, I practiced as a public defender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and later with an established small firm in downtown Cincinnati. I became a public defender because I craved action. I wanted to gain experience counseling clients and develop my courtroom skills. When I transitioned into private practice I added civil litigation to my repertoire, gravitating toward and eventually focusing my practice on Family Law in Ohio and Kentucky.

I am a trained Family Law Mediator, currently serve on the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and litigate my fair share of cases. I enjoy Family Law because it allows me to use all the tools in my toolbox. I believe a client is best served when you engage in complex problem solving, generate creative outcomes, and are ready to lean on the nuances and technical aspects of the law to prevail in Court. I understand every family is different, and every family requires different tools be deployed. Whether they know it or not, my parents greatly informed my approach to the practice of Family Law.

Both of my parents were managers. Every night, before my dad took off his coat or anyone started on dinner, my parents would unwind and chat about the antics of the day. My mom, the analytical one, and my dad, the communicator, would bounce things off each other until they figured it out. My mom would always say “Problems are three dimensional.” She was right.

Practicing Family Law fulfills me because it allows me to wear all “hats”. I get to problem solve, generate “outside the box” solutions, and, when required, pursue my clients’ goals in Court. All while helping people through a difficult process.
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio J.D., 2007
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana B.S., 2003
State of Ohio, Admitted 2007
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Admitted 2008
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, Admitted 2009
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, Admitted 2009
Kentucky Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Board Member, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati
Board member, Young Professionals Board
Bar Admissions
Ohio and Kentucky
Free Consultation
Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Family Law
 Children (Custody, Support)  Mediation
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help  Online / Video Legal Consultation
300 Pike Street
Suite 405