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About me

As an attorney, what I enjoy most is the opportunity to get to know each client so that I can really understand and appreciate the problems they are facing and come up with a viable solution to their legal problems. I always attempt to put the client's interest first and consider the long range impact of each decision I make on their behalf. Every step I take on behalf of any client is designed to foster a long term relationship with that client -- a close relationship that would motivate them to refer friends and family to my office and cause them to use this office for their legal needs in the future.

On a personal level, I enjoy spending time with my family, riding Tennessee Walking Horses, playing golf, working in the yard, discovering good restaurants, fine food and a nice bottle of wine.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    31 years
  2. Chapter 7: 25%
    31 years
  3. Chapter 13: 25%
    31 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 25%
    31 years



Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Christopher Gilreath

    I endorse this lawyer. Verner is a solid individual, adhereing to high ethical standards. My experience with Verner is that he works hard for his clients, uses his considerable skill to advance his clients' rights, and is able to achieve significant results for those who hire him. In a world of choices, Verner is a good choice for handling your legal issue.


    Christopher Gilreath Defective and dangerous products Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jerry Paul Spore

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jerry Spore Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

112 N Liberty St
Po Box 1743
Jackson, TN, 38302-1743


ALAuthorized to practice law198608/13/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in AL, 2010


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state also violated the rules for practicing law in Alabama.

  2. Stayed Suspension
    issued in TN, 2010


    Stayed suspension means the attorney has been suspended, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.

  3. Reciprocal - Reprimand
    issued in AL, 2006


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state also violated the rules for practicing law in Alabama.

  4. Censured
    issued in TN, 2006


    When an attorney is censured it means he or she did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 1% Most EndorsedLinkedin2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Verner Smith1994 - Present
AttorneyHill Boren1991 - 1994
AttorneyMoss, Benton & Wallis1986 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeMember1991 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeBoard of Governors1991 - 1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Tennessee, MartinAgricultural BusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1982