Horace Smith Jr.

Horace Smith Jr.

Member
Location:
Daytona Beach, Florida
Phone:
386-254-6875
Fax:
386-257-1834
Email:

Mr. Smith, a founding member of Smith, Stout, Bigman & Brock, P.A., has been practicing law for more than forty years.  He focuses his practice in the areas of family law and criminal litigation.  Mr. Smith was Board Certified as a specialist in criminal trial law from 1987 to 1997 and is currently Board Certified as a specialist in Marital and Family law. For the 30th consecutive year, Mr. Smith has received the highest possible peer review rating (AV) in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards from Martindale-Hubbell and for the 10th consecutive year has been designated a Super Lawyer.

Areas of Practice

  • Marital & Family Law
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Marital and Family Law, 1985 - Present
  • Board Certified, Criminal Trial Law, 1987-1997

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • Juris Doctor - 1967
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1964

Classes/Seminars

  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers at seminars in Banff, Canada, Vail, Colorado; Telluride, Colorado and Snowmass, Colorado
  • Law Enforcement Hypnosis Institute based in Los Angeles, California
  • Continuing Legal Education Courses, The Florida Bar and Volusia County Bar Associations
  • Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law Procedure, Daytona Beach Community College

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyer (Marital & Family Law), 2006 - 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in South and Southeast
  • Florida legal Elite

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judicial Nominating Commission, Seventh Circuit of Florida, Member, 2010 - 2014
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Board of Visitors, 1976 - Present
  • Humana Hospital of Daytona Beach, Board of Trustees, 1983 - 1985
  • United Child Care, Board of Directors, 1976 - 1982
  • Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County , Board of Directors, 1997 - 2008
  • Civic League of Halifax Area, 1994 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association , Board of Governors, 1986 - 1993
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Chapter Chairman and National Board of Directors 1993 - 2000; 2001 - 2007
  • Council of Bar Presidents
  • National District Attorneys Association, 1969 - 1982
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Volusia County Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2008 - 2011
  • Volusia County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association , Charter President, 1984 - 1985
  • Volusia County Bar Association , President, 1977 - 1978
  • Dunn-Blount Inns of Court, Founding Member & Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • Dunn & Smith, Partner, 1976 - 1988
  • Bunnell, Florida, City Attorney, 1976 - 1988
  • Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Chief Assistant State Attorney, 1969 - 1982
  • General Counsel, Florida State League of Professional Baseball Clubs, 2014 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Board of Visitors, 1998 - Present
  • Civic League of the Halifax Area, Member, 1993 - Present
  • Daytona Beach Kiwanis, Member, 1972 - 2008
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 1994 - 1999, 2006 - Present