Biography

N. SCOTT SMITH was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Indiana University in 1999, with high distinction. Prior to beginning law school, Mr. Smith worked directly with the Governor of Indiana as a Governor's Fellow. During law school, the Integrated Public Safety Commission employed Mr. Smith to work on legislation for a statewide first responder communications system, partnering with the Indiana State Police. Also, Mr. Smith was a research assistant to then Assistant Dean, Andrew Klein.

Mr. Smith obtained his juris doctorate from IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, cum laude, in 2004. He was admitted to the bar in Indiana in 2005. Mr. Smith received several scholarships and recognitions including, but not limited to: graduating with honors; recipient of the John J. Dillon Scholarship; and Finalist in Moot Court Championship arguments.  

Prior to opening his own firm, Smith Legal LLC, Mr. Smith was a partner with the firm Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP until 2016. While at Campbell Kyle Proffitt, Mr. Smith had a diverse litigation practice focusing primarily in divorce and family law matters, but also in adoption, real estate, business and personal injury. 

Mr. Smith now specializes in dissolution, post-dissolution and paternity matters. He is a registered domestic relations and civil mediator with an average of 2-3 mediations per week serving as mediator.

Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Smith as a Rising Star in General Litigation in 2014 and 2015. Additionally, he served or serves currently on a number of boards and commissions, including: City of Noblesville Plan Commission (Past Vice President, Commissioner); Indiana State Bar Association (Delegate District #6, Board Member); Noblesville Midday Rotary Club (Past President, Member); Hamilton County Leadership Academy (Alumnus, Board Member, Committee Chair); Noblesville Main Street (Board Member); Miller Ambassador (2020); Meals on Wheels (Past President). Mr. Smith is also pro se legal counsel to Cherish, a non-profit child advocacy organization.

 

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: John J. Dillon Scholarship
    • Honors: Finalist, Moot Court Championship arguments
  • Indiana University
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Dissolution/Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2020, 2021
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyer, 2014-2015
  • Selected by the Governor of Indiana to serve as a Governor's Fellow with the Office of the Governor, 2000 - 2001

Classes & Seminars

  • Sophisticated Deposition Strategies, 2015
  • Resolving Boundary Disputes in Indiana, 2016

Representative Clients

  • Hearn Dental LLC
  • Taylor Home Improvement, Inc.
  • Kirby Real Estate LLC - Kirby Realty Group

Community Engagements

  • Rotary District Foundation Board, Board Member
  • Venture Christian Church, Member and Volunteer
  • Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, Board President, 2009 to 2011
  • Hamilton County High Schools Mock Trial Competition, Coach, 2006 to 2014
  • YMCA and Noblesville Boys & Girls Club Volunteer Coach
  • Noblesville Mid-Day Rotary Club, Board Member
  • Noblesville Mid-Day Rotary Club, Past-President
  • Noblesville Mid-Day Rotary Club, President, 2014 to 2015
  • Noblesville Mid-Day Rotary Club, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School Academy of Finance, Mentor, 2010 to Present
  • Cub Scouts, Volunteer, 2010 to 2011
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy, Alumnus
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy, Board Member
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy, Chair, Policies and Procedures Committee
  • City of Noblesville Plan Commission, Commissioner, 2016 to Present
  • YMCA, Fishers, Member, Event Participant, Volunteer Coach
  • Noblesville Elementary Football League, 2012 to 2013
  • Legal Counsel to Cherish, 2018 to Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Board Member , 2020 to Present
  • Noblesville Main Street, Board Member, 2021

Past Positions

  • Office of the Governor, Governor's Fellow
  • Indiana State Police, Legislation for statewide first responder communications
  • Integrated Public Safety Commission, Legislation for statewide first responder communications

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association, (Wellness Committee Member)
  • Hamilton County Bar Association

Ancillary Businesses

  • SmithHouse LLC

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Domestic Relations, Mediator, 2016
  • Registered Civil Mediator, 2014