When you're faced with a legal issue, you need a firm that puts your needs first. At The Smith Law Firm, we are known for helping businesses, and individuals achieve their commercial and profit objectives in Key West, FL. We do this by expertly guiding them through the decisions and actions necessary to meet legal and regulatory requirements and avoid legal disputes, effectively and efficiently leading them through the resolution of legal disputes, and joining them in ongoing strategic planning. It is our top priority to consistently exceed our clients' expectations and deliver extraordinary value to those we serve. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
Since 1997, the people and businesses of Monroe County and Key West, FL, have chosen The Smith Law Firm for first-rate legal services. We serve as lawyers and advisors to businesses, licensed professionals, and enterprising individuals across the area. As a law firm, we hold a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating for exceptional legal ability and ethical standards. We also serve as counsel for the Key West Association of REALTORS® and the Key West Business Guild.
Wayne LaRue Smith
Our founder and principal, Wayne LaRue Smith, began his career working for other law firms. After vacationing in Key West, he fell in love with the area and atmosphere. This prompted him to start his firm, founding The Smith Law Firm. Today, Mr. Smith has extensive knowledge of the local community and its customs. With more than 25 years of experience, he has earned the skills and expertise to support you in your legal endeavors.
The Smith Law Firm Team is dedicated to working closely with you to help you with your legal problems or Strategic Planning. We use our knowledge of the local community and extensive legal experience to help you navigate your legal situation. We have many practice areas.
Wayne LaRue Smith, MBA, JD
Wayne LaRue Smith is the principal of The Smith Law Firm and holds the highest rating (AV) for exceptional legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Smith is profiled annually in the Marquis directory 'Who's Who in American Law' and is included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He focuses his transaction and litigation practice on commercial, corporate, real estate, and estate planning law.
Mr. Smith graduated from The University of Arizona School of Law and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. Prior to entering the practice of law, he headed several companies that provided law office staffing, computer systems implementation, and corporate training programs. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mr. Smith is also a member of the Bars of the State of Arizona, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. He serves on the Florida Bar Board of Governor's for the 16th Circuit, the board of directors of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., where he acted as a past president. Mr. Smith is the former president of the Monroe County Bar Association and a past chairman of the 16th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.