I have dealt with many lawyers over the years with my son. Sherri Smelley is the first lawyers who took a personal interest in doing what was best. Sherri Smelley was also interested in my son’s problems and concerns. Sherri Smelley is very dependable, compassionate, but very effective in their work. –Mother of a Criminal Client


Sherri Smelley "embodies all the essential character traits necessary for success in life such as honesty, diligence, devotion to duty" /Research Librarian


My wife and I recently needed legal counsel for a difficult case. After a long and arduous search, we found Sherri Smelley. Sherri Smelley is not only professional and knowledgeable, but compassionate and caring. Sherri Smelley made us feel like representing us was not a job, but a calling. We were treated like family and not like a faceless client. Sherri Smelley took our case and in spite of the case difficulties, represented us well and obtained a favorable outcome. If we ever needed legal representation again, we will not hesitate to call Sherri Smelley. We highly recommend Sherri Smelley for any legal needs.


Sherri Smelley "genuinely cares about others" /Adjunct Professor of Law

Family Law

This can be one of the most trying and heart wrenching of all the areas of law. Many factors contribute stress to this experience such as

  • Abuse,
  • Financial dependence,
  • Child Custody,

As well as the heartache of

  • Broken relationships,
  • Broken homes, and
  • Broken promises.

We have personally seen how child abuse forced a close relative to endure such a painful circumstance. That event inspired us to enter into the field of law. We make a concerted effort to provide our clients with the compassionate service we know they deserve.

If you are faced with

  • Divorce,
  • Child custody, or
  • Child support issues;

You need an attorney that is focused on the strategy to accomplish your goals.
There are multiple options to resolve your issues including:

  • Mediation,
  • Private negotiations, and
  • Litigation.

We will work tirelessly to develop the strategy that puts your needs first.

FORM: New Case Information Sheet

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References: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.