Ms. Smith is a member of the Pennsylvania bar and is also admitted to practice in the Western District of Pennsylvania. In addition to her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Smith also has a Masters in Business Administration. Ms. Smith graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 and from the Dickinson School of Law in 1994. Ms. Smith has represented a variety of clients in commercial transactional matters and disputes and specializes in the areas of contract and entertainment law (primarily focusing on the music business). Ms. Smith was also appointed by the court to serve as a tax assessment appeal board member in Butler County, PA. In addition to her legal work, Ms. Smith does volunteer work with the Junior League of Pittsburgh, having served on its board, is on the advisory board for the Western School of Business’s Paralegal Program, and serves on the Chapter Advisory Board for Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of Pittsburgh as the scholarship advisor.