,As a child, I watched family and friends stumble their way through the legal system. From disheartening custody battles to cheating spouses to illegal evictioins, the legal system undoubtably captivated my attention at a very young age. What really commanded my attention is that I recognized the consquential results people can face when they travel their tumultuous legal journey alone or without the assistance of competent and fearless counsel.
The inequities I witnessed as a child has caused me to become a passionate advocate for excellence and a ruthless purveyor of positive results. Every time I step into a courtroom, my personal goal is to ensure that all parties are treated fairly and competently during an already challenging time in their lives.
I am a proud triple graduate of North Carolina Central University and have received the following degrees:
If you know anything about North Carolina Central University, then you should know that its mascot is an eagle. Eagles are known to bestow freedom and courage to look ahead. I like to think of myself akin to an eagle because I strive to show each of my clients that there is a light at the end of the tunnel which enables them to begin each phase of the legal process with confidence and optimism.
I am the attorney for you if you are looking for someone who will provide you with exceptional care, individualized attention, and sound advice. My breadth of experience ensures that I can break down a wide variety of complicated issues in a way that allows you to be educated and confident in your case. As an attorney, my mission is to ensure that you will understand the process, how the court may make a decision, and how we will strategize to reach the best possible outcome as efficiently as possible. Whether your matter can be resolved amicably or requires lengthy courtroom time, you can rest easy knowing that I will be right by your side fighting for you all the way.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Family Law "10 Best" Attorneys for NC||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Outstanding Service||Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity "Watkins Chapter"||2007|
|Senior Litigation Attorney||Smith Legal Solutions||2010 - Present|
|Trial Team Coach||NC Central University School of Law||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|10th Judicial District Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Capital City Lawyers Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|George H. White Bar||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Amacom Books publication||Know Your Rights - How To Sue Your Landlord And Win!||2017|
|NCCU School of Law||NCCU Law Graduate Katrina Smith '09: Making It Happen||2016|
|Huami Magazine||Attorney Katrina Smith||2016|
|North Carolina Central University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|North Carolina Central University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|North Carolina Central University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2005|
|Smith Legal Solutions Seminar||Defending Against Slumlords||2015|
|Lincoln Park Church Education Day||The Sky Is The Limit||2013|
|Hedingham Apts v. Andre||Case Dismissed|
|Brockenbrough v. Moore||Father was granted primary, physical custody of his daughter|
|Jones v. Minnis||Case Dismissed|
|State of NC v. Taylor||Case Dismissed|
|Ticon Properties v. Lucas||Tenant prevailed and received a judgment in the amount of $5,000.00 from the landlord|
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