“Being a school attorney means  knowing that the work you do impacts the lives of thousands of children, and you are helping serve the people who have dedicated their lives to educating our youth. “

             – Tom Smith


Tom Smith

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As part of the EdCounsel team, Tom provides timely and accurate advice to school leaders on a wide variety of matters – from personnel and student matters, to bidding, contracts, and construction. He uses his experience handling an extensive array of legal issues to provide advice to school leaders facing new and challenging problems on a daily basis. He works hard to earn the trust of our clients and provide the legal advice they need, and it all stems from a deep belief in the values and mission of public education.

Tom’s advocacy for public education began with his own educational path. Having grown up in the St. Louis area, he attended school in the Fort Zumwalt School District from kindergarten through high school. He later went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree at Truman State University, where he majored in Justice Systems and minored in English. Tom later received his Juris Doctorate from Mizzou.

When Tom isn’t in the office, he enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, and going on new adventures with his dog, Tuff. He is also actively involved in the rugby community in Missouri. Tom is the head coach of the Jefferson City Rugby Club’s high school boys’ team, and he also coaches the Mizzou Women’s Rugby Team.