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Thank you for visiting my profile. I look forward to helping you explore your estate planning goals and/or your elder law needs to design a plan that will best protect your family and your assets for the future.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Elder Law: 50%


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Contact info

Smith Barid, LLC

315 Commercial Drive
Suite C-1
Savannah, GA, 31406-3633


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSmith Barid, LLC2006 - Present
AssociateDaryl J. Walker & Associates1997 - 2006
AssociateBarr, Warner, Lloyd, & Henifin1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
ElderCounselMember2010 - Present
Academy of VA Pension PlannersMember2010 - Present
Advisors ForumMember2009 - Present
WealthCounselMember2009 - Present
Savannah Estate Planning CouncilMember2007 - Present
Savannah Bankruptcy Bar AssociationPresident2005 - Present
Family Bar of SavannahMember2001 - Present
Savannah Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Savannah Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2006 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Savannah Morning News / Business in SavannahYour Estate Plan in Wake of Estate Tax Repeal2010
Coastal SeniorWhat is Probate and Why Should I Care?2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Georgia, AthensPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mid Morning LiveTax Planning2013
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society MeetingSpecial Needs Planning2013
Hot Topics CLEVA Aid & Attendance / Pension2013
Mid-Morning LivePet Trusts2012
In-Service for Discharge CaseworkersElder Law & VA Aid & Attendance2012
Meeting of Effingham County Asperger's and Autism Support GroupSpecial Needs Planning2010
Meeting of Richmond Hill Asperger's Support GroupSpecial Needs Planning2009
Continuing Education SeminarBasic Estate Planning2009
Continuing Education SeminarBasic Estate Planning2009
Smart SeniorsBasic Estate Planning2008
Public Educational SeminarsBasic Estate Planning2008
Continuing Education SeminarBasic Estate Planning2008
Smart SeniorsBasic Estate Planning2007
Public Educational SeminarsBasic Estate Planning2007
Gulfstream PresentationBasic Estate Planning2007