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Jacqueline Levett Smith

Education Attorney at Greenville, MS

3.0   2 reviews

also known as J. L. Smith

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jacqueline

Learn Jacqueline’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Education
    40%

    12 years, 150 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    30%

    12 years, 75 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    15%

    12 years, 50 cases

  4. Adoption
    10%

    11 years, 25 cases

  5. Child custody
    5%

    10 years, 10 cases

Jacqueline Smith is an education advocate and family law attorney practicing throughout the state. Smith is also a Mississippi Bar certified Guardian ad litem and Mediator. Prior to becoming an advocate, Smith was an Assistant District Attorney in the fourth Judicial District of Mississippi. Smith has also worked as a prosecutor for the Department of Human Services Child Support Division. 

Before returning home to the Mississippi Delta, Smith worked as executive assistant to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu during his tenure at Emory University. Working with Archbishop Tutu offered a glimpse into the struggles and challenges of post-Apartheid South Africa, and inspired Smith to return to Mississippi to practice law and dedicate her work to her home state.

When not at work, Smith plays an active role in her community as counsel for the Floyd and Bessie Johnson Foundation. She is an attorney-coach for the Greenville High School Mock Trial team, and an actor and director at the community theater. Smith is also a recipient of the 2015 Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice Award for providing free legal services in Washington County.

Location

J. L. Smith Law Office
540 Main St. Ste 303
Post Office Box 1411
Greenville, MS, 38702

Reviews

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Posted by Jackie | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fair and knowledgable
From day 1 Attorney Smith answered all my questions and told me all the. She charged me a fair price and completed my case in less than 6 months. I appreciate how she always called me back and didn't put me off like others.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
just a great dad
will not listen and hear u out. unfair and unjust. sides with the state and not the individual. I am exercising my free speech rights. very argumentative and none compassionate. I would recommend to keep this lady out your life and your business.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • J. L. Smith Law Office
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Education Attorney
  • MS Center for Justice
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Child Support Prosecutor
  • Washington County Department of Human Services
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Solo Practioner
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington County Chancery Court
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Coordinator: Saturday School
  • Georgia State University
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Assistant to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu
  • Emory University
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Consultant and Coordinato
  • MPC, Inc
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Delta State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Mississippi Bar, Leadership Forum
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar Child Welfare and Child Advocacy Committee
  • Education Advocacy Liaison
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Certified Mediator
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Certified Guardian ad litem
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar, Child Welfare and Child Advocacy Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington County Pro Se Day
  • Coodinator
  • 2013 - Present
  • Floyd and Bessie Johnson Foundation
  • Of Counsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Greenville High School Mock Trial
  • Coach
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Portico 15
  • Portico Jackson Magazine
  • 2019
  • Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice
  • MS Volunteer Lawyer's Project
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Director (Community Theater)
  • WWISCAA
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Tougaloo Summit
  • Education Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Senatobia Community Meeting
  • Know Your Rights: School Discipline
  • 2016
  • MS Connection Leadership Summit
  • Understanding the Impact of Cultural Affirmation and Community Awareness on Academic Achievement
  • 2016
  • Juvenile Defender Training
  • Handling School Board Appeals
  • 2016
  • Juvenile Defender Training
  • Ethics in Youth Court: Prosecution and Defense
  • 2016
  • 2nd Annual Illuminating Sparks Summit
  • Understanding School Discipline
  • 2016
  • Youth in Transition
  • Know Your Rights: Discipline
  • 2015
  • 2015 NAACP Annual Freedom Banquet
  • Education and the Struggles of Students
  • 2015
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Greenville Education Lawyer Jacqueline Levett Smith
Jacqueline Levett Smith
Education Attorney
Greenville, MS
Licensed for 18 years
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