Deanna S. Smith first discovered an interest in the law when she was going to school at the University of Alabama in 1996. As someone who was raised to have a concentrated work ethic, she worked her way through college paying for over half of her living expenses while studying for her undergraduate degree. It was during her time as a working full-time student that she discovered a sense of empathy and compassion for small business owners who often face business disputes and financial hardships brought on by legal battles. After graduating in 1996, Deanna decided to pursue a career in law so that she could try to help those in need of legal counsel by assisting them through these challenges without losing their business.
In 2001 Deanna graduated with honors from the St. Mary's School of Law in Texas and immediately began practicing. She eventually returned to the state of Alabama where she was appointed to the position of staff attorney for Justice Harold F. See of the Supreme Court in Alabama. Despite her distinguished career as an attorney for Justice See and building an extensive résumé as a successful litigator, Deanna still felt a desire to return to the area of commercial bankruptcy and business law so that she could focus on what originally drew her to the profession — assisting small business owners and individuals in need of counsel.
I love what I do because it allows me to help small business owners and individuals get through difficult legal challenges and return to normal life.