We seek justice for our clients with integrity and compassion while providing full transparency and education throughout the process. We strive to provide each client with the highest level of service, professionalism, compassion, and skill. We believe that a law firm’s success should not be measured by the quantity of cases, but by the quality of our client representation.
We understand that our clients want information about their cases as quickly as possible. We think communication is so important that we made it one of our Firm Values – To Care, Communicate, Educate, and Serve. After an injury, you don’t want to experience any further frustrations. That’s why we’re here to answer your questions, put an end to your medical bills, restore your health, and resolve your case – with clear communication throughout the process.
We understand that everyone communicates in different ways, so we will connect in a way that is most convenient for you. Each client is given the attorney’s contact information to easily communicate by email, text message, or telephone. Our firm utilizes the latest technology to manage our cases in a paperless office to provide efficient representation with the goal of resolving our clients’ cases as soon as possible. We also offer an online client portal to provide secure access to information about your case using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, 24 hours a day.
We’re proud of the team we’ve put together to represent you. Learn more about our team below.
C. TODD SMITH
Attorney & Founder
I grew up in the Apopka area and graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in 1994. I am an active member of the Florida Justice Association, American Association for Justice, Orange County Bar Association, and a past Guardian Ad Litem volunteer for the Orlando Legal Aid Society.
I am also passionate about serving the firm’s clients and serving the community. I most recently served as Governor of the Florida District of Kiwanis, an international volunteer service organization whose mission is to improve the world, one child and one community at a time. When I’m not working or volunteering, I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, playing golf, and listening to music.
Client Service Manager
Catie joined the firm in 2007 after working in the design and fashion industries in her early professional years. She graduated from Hollins University in Virginia receiving her BA in Art History and French.
While being a native of North Carolina, she grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, studied abroad in Paris, and moved to New York after college. Catie has lived in Orlando since 2004 and calls it home.
Kristine Palkowetz is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle. She came to Florida in 2008 and spent several years as a Sales and Marketing Director for Disney’s 3rd party Operating Participants. For a short time, Kristine ran her own food-based company, Welli Productions, which focused on workplace wellness and event programming. Kristine joined the C. Todd Smith Law in 2020 as the Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator and absolutely LOVES the work she does and the company team she is a part of. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, or playing around in the kitchen.