Rachel M. Smith

Contact Info


Zarah E. DeMeire

Practice Focus

Employment Litigation

Business & Commercial Litigation

Transportation Litigation



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

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


Supreme Court of Kansas

Supreme Court of Missouri

United States District Court for the District of Kansas

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


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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