Zachary D. Smith

Dylan D. Smith

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning and Guardianships

Biography

Dylan is an Associate Attorney at Zachary D. Smith, LLC. Before joining the firm, he graduated from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law in Ada, Ohio. Fun fact, all NFL used footballs are made in Ada, Ohio! After graduation Dylan focused his legal practice in the areas of Bankruptcy and Estate Planning. While these areas were very rewarding, he was missing the action and intricacies of his time as an intern for the Lima Municipal Public Defender's Office. Representing clients in the courtroom is what fuels Dylan's passion for representation.

Dylan is from rural Southern Illinois and was always competing in athletic activities because there isn't anything else to do as a child in a town with a population less than 2,000. That birthed his competitive nature enough to continue playing baseball collegiately. After graduation he still needed that competitive action, and becoming a Family Law Attorney has filled that void. However, his skills are two-fold. Being from a small town is truly like having one big family, you are friends, you will have your fights, but ultimately you resolve issues. Dylan works to bring his clients the most advantageous result outside of the court room, and if you must go to trial he will bring everything he has with zealous representation.

Dylan handles all aspects of family law, but takes the primary lead for the child custody cases at Zachary D. Smith, LLC. If you are going through a child custody battle, he is the person for you. Dylan has personally been through the process with his step-children, and understands the emotions that come along with such a case. He understands the anxiety throughout the process, and the feeling that every little move is being watched and will be used against you in the court room. Dylan can help control those feelings, ease your emotions, and will be ready to fight for your ultimate goal, quality time with your children.

When Dylan is not working he can be found watching his beloved St. Louis Cardinals/St. Louis Blues and chauffeuring his children to their activities. If he is not running back and forth between athletic fields Dylan dabbles in woodworking or is playing with his dogs, Wilson the Australian Sheperd, Blue the Great Dane, and Bennie the mini Aussie Doodle.

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2018
  • Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • B.S. - 2015
    • Major: Business Administration and Certificate of Sports Business

Distinctions

Ohio Family Relations Law Specialist

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2018
  • Illinois, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2019
  • Ohio, 2020

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Present

Current Employment Position

  • Associate Attorney