Michele Smith is a member of the firm practicing in the area of family law and adoptions. She joined the law firm upon graduation from law school in 1993.
Ms. Smith is a former public school teacher and a former program trainer with the Guilford County Department of Social Services. She attended undergraduate and graduate school at Appalachian State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in History and Secondary Education. In 1993, Ms. Smith received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law. Ms. Smith was a Junius C. Brown Scholar at Wake Forest University and was Research Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. She joined the law firm upon graduation from law school.
Ms. Smith is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association. She is a former Chair of the Adoption Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section and a former Director on the Executive Board of the Greensboro Bar Association. She regularly participates in Ethics Interviews for the North Carolina State Bar. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and the Triad Collaborative Family Law Practice Group and a former member of the Guilford Inn of Court.
Ms. Smith is a member of the Women’s Professional Forum (WPF) and former member of the Women’s Professional Forum Foundation Board. She currently serves as President for WPF and co-chairs the organization’s very active Books and Arts Special Interest Group and the WPF History Committee. In the past, she has served WPF as first Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Internal Vice-President and Director at Large. She is a member of Lillian’s List and a former member of that organization’s Executive Board. Ms. Smith is a former member of the North Carolina Democratic Party’s State Executive Committee and has served on that organization’s Council of Review for the 13th Congressional District. She is also a member of the Democratic Women of North Carolina’s Executive Board, a three-time Past President of Democratic Women of Guilford County (DWGC), and has actively worked for a number of political campaigns. In 2012, she was honored as a DWGC STAR at the State Convention in Raleigh. Ms. Smith’s volunteer activities include work with the Family Life Council’s Parenting Under Two Roofs Program, the Guilford County Child Fatality Prevention Team Task Force and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
B.S cum laude, Appalachian State University, 1973
- History Honors Graduate
- Alpha Chi
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Gamma Sigma Sigma
J.D. cum laude, Wake Forest University, 1993
- Junius C. Brown Scholar
- Wake Forest Law Review, Research Editor
- Phi Alpha Delta
North Carolina 1993
American Bar Association; Family Law & Litigation Sections
NC Bar Association;
Family Law Section, Chair of Adoption Committee
Greensboro Bar Association; Family Law Section, Director on Executive Board (2001-2004)
NC Association of Women Attorneys
Guilford County Chapter, NC Association of Women Attorneys
Guilford Inn of Court
Women's Professional Forum, Foundation Board Director (2002- 2006)
Lillian's List Executive Board (2000-present)