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Antwaun Lewis Smith

Car accident Attorney at Saint Joseph, MO

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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About Antwaun

Learn Antwaun’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    I fight for people who have been injured in car and trucking accidents. My clients have been hurt by other drivers who are distracted, drunk, or simply careless. I work to get you the most compensation for your injury, medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

    17 years

  2. Trucking accident
    I fight for people who have been injured in car and trucking accidents. My clients have been hurt by other drivers who are distracted, drunk, or simply careless. I work to get you the most compensation for your injury, medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

  3. Personal injury
    In addition to car accidents, I represent clients who have been injured at work, by a medical provider, slipped and fallen at a business or residence, or hurt by a defective product.

    17 years

  4. Workers compensation
    Workers Compensation requires a lawyer who understands the ins and outs of complicated law and procedure and how to navigate your medical treatment. We are experts in this area.

  5. Wrongful death
    I fight for clients who have lost a family member in an accident caused by someone else. These are complex cases, and you need a lawyer who understands the law and how to fight to get the most compensation for this tragic loss.

Antwaun Smith was raised in Missouri. He sees clients in the firm's St. Joseph, Kansas City, and Springfield offices.  Prior to joining his sister, Kesia, at Smith Law Office, he spent five years as a lawyer with the Kansas City large firm Shook, Hardy, & Bacon. Antwaun now represents individuals who have been injured in accidents or hurt on the job. 

Antwaun is a Rhodes Scholar and a Mizzou graduate, with degrees in both law and business. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Missouri State Employees Retirement System, where he oversees and protects workers’ retirement benefits. Antwaun was also elected by fellow attorneys to represent them on The Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors. The Missouri Bar’s mission is to improve the practice of law and administration of justice in Missouri.

Antwaun’s practice areas include personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and disputes over insurance coverage.

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Smith Law Office, LLC
400 Jules Street
Suite 105
Saint Joseph, MO, 64501
Smith Law Office, LLC
406 West 34th Street
Suite 623
Kansas City, MO, 64111
Smith Law Office, LLC
405 N. Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great work to help clients ever in MO ,,ANTWAUN LEWIS SMITH is very best attorney ever ,thank you !!!
ANTWAUN did great work to help clients thanks for your times to work on my case!!
Posted by Jennifer | November 10, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Employment Contract Law Question
Antwaun was quick and did a great job of answering my question. He was thorough and knowledgeable on Missouri contract law as it related to W2 versus Independent Contractors.
Posted by Lindsey | January 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Last Hope
In October of 2013, I was in a car accident. It was not my fault, the lady turned left into on coming traffic on a yield light. I first hired Corbett Law Firm. After many struggles with them and fighting them to do anything for 2 years, I found out that I was going to trial. I was scared at this point since after I found out I was taking my case to trial that there was a slim chance of me winning it. So finally fed up with all the running around I had to fire Corbett Law Firm. I called almost every lawyer in Springfield, MO and no one would take my case since it had already been taken to trial. I almost gave up until I saw Antwaun Smith on Avvo. I figured why not give him a try what would it hurt. Antwaun agreed to have a consultation with me just to at least hear me out and see what he could do for me. I brought my girlfriend with me for additional support to the meeting. Antwaun actively listened to what I had to say and showed real concern for me. Also being a same sex couple never seemed to bother him, ot once. He told me that he would be more than happy to help me and that he would work out a small fee so as to not dip into my settlement. My settlement already had liens against it for the medical bills I incurred from the accident. So after my liens I would barely have anything left. He didn't feel right dipping into it because I had already lost so much due to my previous lawyer. Antwaun settled my case and even fought a little with the other parties insurance and in less than 2 months I had my settlement check. Antwaun saved my family from being evicted. He was able to get me my check just before christmas. I was able to give my 10 year old presents. Which was great because our main source of income was no more. It was such a relief that I forgot to tell him “Thank You” and that I received the check. I forgot to tell the one man who finally helped for little to no cost when everyone else told me no. Honestly, I don't know if there is anything out there that I could do to show him how much I appreciate his work, help and understanding. He kept me so much in the loop he would even forward me emails between him and the adjuster. Even if the email was just simply stating “Hey just checking on progress". The work he did is so great that whatever I do to repay him for his work would never be enough. If I ever need help ever again or any of my friends need help, I will forever keep Antwaun Smith as my lawyer. I DON'T TRUST ANYONE ELSE but him. Even if I had a case that he wouldn't handle I wouldn't fill right about hiring the other lawyer without going to Antwauns suggestions first. Let me just say this, no amount of words could describe how much he saved my family and me. What he did for us... I wish everyone could know about it. If I had it my way I would get him all over the news and then some bragging about the job he did. HE DESERVES TO BE THE BEST LAWYER IN SPRINGFIELD,MISSOURI. He might see the work he did as something small. But it wasn't, what he did makes me at a loss for words. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer I would strongly advise you to call Antwaun... LIKE RIGHT NOW.
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Posted by Edward | April 30, 2014
Antwaun was very up front and honest with me about my case and the possible outcomes. He was not just trying to make a buck. He went above and beyond, even as far as sending me newspaper articles and research papers that dealt with the facts of my case. He called me anytime he had questions in order to keep all of his facts straight, as well as calling anytime the other attorneys made moves. I was always in the loop. He was very professional, courteous and pleasant. I highly recommend him and would use him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Orville | April 30, 2014
Trucking Lawyer
I worked with Antwaun Smith on a trucking case in Missouri and he was very professional, knowledgeable and reliable. I highly endorse Mr. Smith and would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an 18 Wheeler accident attorney.


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  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Smith Law Office
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon
  • 2007 - 2012


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Oxford University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2001
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Insurance Coverage Dispute
  • Settled at Pre-trial Mediation


  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • St. Joseph Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Kansas City Top 40 Under 40
  • Ingram's Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Rhodes Scholarship Trust
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (42)
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Insurance Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Antwaun on a complex insurance case and was impressed with his legal abilities. He obtained a great result for his client. He is a smart, caring attorney, and I endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Antwaun is a thoughtful and effective advoate. It is rare for an attorney to be able to show his compassion to clients and their families by understanding their unique challenges and explaining the legal system. At the same time, he is a brilliant litigator and a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is a fantastic lawyer and person. He is smart, thorough and reliable. He goes the extra mile for his clients. He is also warm, kind and caring. I have the utmost confidence in him as a professional and as a person."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have conferred with Antwaun on numerous occasions about personal injury cases and find him to be a very knowledgeable and informed attorney. I have practiced over 40 years, but appreciate his prospectives."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Friend
"Antwaun was always the smartest guy in the room in law school, and I was so pleased to see him open his own practice representing regular people. A person couldn't hope to have a smarter, harder-working or more ethical attorney than Antwaun Smith."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Antwaun on a complex insurance case. The case involved difficult legal questions of contract interpretation, statutes of limitations, and categories of damages. And it had some facts that were not so great for Antwaun's client. The insurance lawyers filed motion after motion, trying to get rid of the case. Antwaun won every one. Finally - days before trial - the insurance company caved and settled for quite a large number. Antwaun never backed down. His tenacity made for a very satisfied client."
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