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 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