Rachel M. Smith

Contact Info


Assistant

Gena A. MacKenzie


Practice Focus

Health Care Litigation

Transportation Litigation

Business & Commercial Litigation

 


Education

J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law – Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2018

B.A., Communications, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2015


Membership

Missouri Bar Association

American Bar Association

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section

University of Arkansas Alumni Association


Rachel joined the firm as an associate in February 2021. Before joining, Rachel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ortrie D. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. During her clerkship, she managed a docket of substantively diverse civil cases from initial filing through post-trial motion practice and drafted judicial opinions on various areas of federal and state law. She also staffed and advised Judge Smith during jury trials, hearings and conferences.

“I am proud to work at a firm that encourages collaboration and makes client relationships a priority.  As a young attorney, the ability to learn from experienced attorneys and to create strong client relationships is extremely important to me.”

Rachel attended college at the University of Arkansas where she was a member of the University of Arkansas Pom Squad and Chi Omega Fraternity. After completing her undergraduate studies, Rachel attended the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she served as the Research Editor of the Arkansas Law Review, a teaching assistant for a first-year Legal Researching and Writing class, worked as a research assistant to one of her professors, and was on the leadership board of the Student Bar Association

Rachel currently lives in Parkville, MO with her husband, Chris, and their dogs, Caddy and Millie.  In her free time, Rachel enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors.

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