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Tommy G. Smith joined Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge in 2010.  He is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.  These are professional associations of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services for seniors and people with special needs in the areas of public benefits, wills and trusts, probate and estate planning, and health and long-term care planning. Mr. Smith also assists clients with business, labor and employment issues.

Mr. Smith is licensed to practice before all Florida state courts. He graduated magna cum laude from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia. While attending law school, he was a member of the moot court and mock trial teams. He participated in trial competitions in Washington, D.C and received the Trial Advocacy Award at graduation. He interned with criminal defense and first amendment law firms, and he was also a research assistant for the dean of the law school.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Smith was the business administrator for a local church after a long career in industry in various management and technical capacities. As a certified quality engineer and manager, he received a corporate Circle of Excellence Award for leading ISO 9001 certification efforts.  Mr. Smith and his wife have been active in church for many years. They have one son who is a graduate of the University of Florida.



Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 30%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Wills: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
  5. Power Of Attorney: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Tommy Smith consistently practices with the very highest ethical standards, fairness to clients, and incredible compassion for the elderly and the poor. He works very long hours and therefore is available to client-questions and very responsive to their needs. Mr. Smith is an outstanding member of the legal profession, and has certainly set the bar high for those around him, and is an even better example of Christ.


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Contact info

Shell Fleming Davis & Menge
226 Palafox Place, Ninth Floor
Pensacola, FL, 32502


FLMember in Good Standing200906/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Advocacy AwardLiberty University School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShell Fleming Davis and Menge, P.A.2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers With PurposeMember2015 - Present
National Care Planning CouncilMember2015 - Present
ElderCounselMember2014 - Present
Florida Health Care Social Workers AssociationAssociate Member2013 - Present
Veterans AdministrationAccredited Attorney2012 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Northwest FloridaBoard Member2011 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans ClaimsAttorney2011 - Present
United States District C ourt Northern District of FloridaAttorney2011 - Present
Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA)Member2010 - Present
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)Member2010 - Present
Escambia Santa Rosa County Bar AssociationMember/Attorney2010 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationAttorney2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogWrong Mix of Medications Can Lead to Faulty Alzheimer’s Diagnosis2016
Shell, Fleiming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogHighlights from Our Premiere Estate Planning Workshop2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogEstate Planning Workshops – What’s in them for You2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogThe Shocking Facts on Fall Injuries2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge P.A. BlogThe Do’s and Don’ts of Creating a Will in Florida2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogGet the Facts on the Zika Virus2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogJune 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogTrusts – Which One is the Right One for You???2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge. P.A. BlogThe Latest Shocking Facts About Alzheimer’s2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A.A Workout A Day Keeps the Doctor Away2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogFlorida’s Proactive Measures in Addressing Dementia2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogMay is National Elder Law Month – Upcoming Events in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogThe Florida First Budget and What it Can Do For Seniors2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogElder Law Month2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, P.A. BlogThe Elder$mart$ Campaign in Navarre2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge P.A. BlogYour Fears about the Probate Process, Alleviated2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge P.A. BlogEstate Planning and Considerations for a Special Needs Loved One2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge P.A. BlogWhat to Do Upon Learning of a Loved One’s Diagnosis of Dementia2016
Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge P.A. BlogThree Common Misconceptions About Long Term Care2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Liberty University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2009
University of West FloridaBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration1977
North Carolina State UniversityTextile TechnologyBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning WorkshopEstate Planning2016
Estate Planning WorkshopEstate Planning2016
ElderSmarts Campaign, E.H. Pullum Senior CenterImportant Issues Facing Florida Seniors2016
Elder$marts CampaignFinancial Security for Seniors2016