Richard (Rick) W Smith

Richard (Rick) W Smith

Helping Clients Plan for Life's Challenges and Changes
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Trademarks
  • Kansas, Utah
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Biography

Qualified and experienced estate planning attorney with six years representing clients in probate courts (including decedents' estates, guardianships, and adoptions).

Rick is passionate about helping clients resolve concerns, understand the law, and accomplish their goals.

Current focus in all types of planning: life, estate, and business.

Education: Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law.

Licenses: Utah and Kansas.

Professional History: Prior to starting his own practice, Rick worked for a law firm doing estate planning and probate work, preceded by work for two other organizations doing estate planning (wills, trusts, deeds, powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, etc.). Prior to law school, Rick interned for the U.S. Senate, and during law school interned for the State of Kansas in the Kansas Corporation Commission. With nearly a decade of experience in estate planning and six years in probate courts, Rick enjoys helping clients plan and prepare for life's challenges and changes.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Formation
Trademarks
Trademark Registration
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most services flat fee. Various payment options available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court
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Utah
Utah State Bar
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Owner / Estate Planning Attorney
Rick Smith, Attorney
- Current
Assisting clients who are thinking ahead with life, business, and estate planning documents (including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Gifts, Advance Health Care Directives, Joint Ownership, Business Entities, and more).
Owner / Attorney
Rick Smith Law LLC
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Assisted clients with estate planning and probate-related proceedings including decedents' estates, guardianship, and adoption.
Attorney
Mack & Associates, LLC
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Prepared hundreds of estate planning documents including wills, trusts, deeds, living wills, powers of attorney, and associated documents. Represented clients in adoption, guardianship, conservatorship, and other court proceedings.
Law Clerk
Legally Mine, LLC
Researched state laws across the U.S. related to estate planning documents. Prepared asset protection blueprints for legal team.
Law Clerk
Wes Winsor Law PLLC
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Prepared estate planning documents for attorney Wes Winsor.
Legal Intern
Kansas Corporation Commission
Assisted litigation team and advisory counsel by preparing briefs, reports, summaries, and performing legal research on requested topics.
Intern
United States Senate
Corresponded with constituents on Senator's behalf. Prepared reports on current issues to present to Senate Staff.
Education
Washburn University School of Law
J.D.
Activities: Shawn Bentley Public Service Award (presented in D.C.); Kansas Bar Foundation Merit Scholarship Award; Intellectual Property (IP) Law Society—President/Secretary; J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS)—Vice President;
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Dixie State College
B.S. | Communication (Interpersonal / Small Group)
Activities: Talent Scholarship—Art; Dean's Scholarship—all four years; Student Involvement Award—top 5 nominee
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Awards
Shawn Bentley Public Service Award
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyD.C./Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Case, Moses, Zimmerman, P.A. Scholarship Award
Kansas Bar Foundation
Professional Associations
State Bar of Kansas  # 27049
Member
Current
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Kansas Bar Association
Member
Current
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Topeka Bar Association
Member
Current
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Contact & Map
Rick Smith, Attorney
55 N 300 W
Office B
Washington, UT 84780
Telephone: (435) 429-2629
Monday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Meetings by appointment: office / video / phone / home