Welcome new member Scott Smith
Chelsey Bode introduced him on Aug. 18. His co-sponsor is Rick Van Pelt.
Scott is an attorney with Rooney McBride & Smith. Prior to forming that firm, Scott practiced with a nationally recognized product liability law firm in Springfield, where he represented catastrophically injured individuals in cases all over the United States.
Scott is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy, family law, Social Security disability, personal injury, and traffic law.
Scott earned a B.S. in Biology in 2001 at Missouri Southern State University, where he was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society and an officer on the student senate. He earned his law degree in 2004 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he also was a teaching assistant for first-year law students.
Scott is a member of the Commercial Insolvency, Young Lawyers, Social Security, and Family Law Committees with the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.
He was selected in 2011 by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri to provide training to attorneys on representing debtors in bankruptcy litigation. Scott has also completed Civil and Family Mediation Training through Missouri State University’s Center for Dispute Resolution.
Scott is a member of Second Baptist Church. He also is a charter member of Business Exchange of Springfield and serves as vice president/membership chair of that professional organization.
Scott and his wife, Brooke, who is also an attorney, have three sons. Scott enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.