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 case 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 or 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 AND FOUNDER
Todd is the founder of C. Todd Smith Law. Todd grew up in the Apopka area and graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in 1994. Todd is a 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.
Todd is passionate about serving the firm’s clients and serving the community. Todd 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 Todd isn’t working or volunteering, he enjoys 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. A native of North Carolina, she grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. During college, she studied abroad in Paris, and later moved to New York after college. Catie has lived in Orlando since 2004 and calls it home.
As our Client Service Manager, Catie managers our Team and is constantly monitoring the progress of our workflow to make sure each client’s case moves smoothly through our process from beginning to end. Catie’s many years of experience in the firm has given her the necessary tools to advocate for our clients and obtain the best results possible for each individual client.
Lauren joined the firm in January 2019. She attended the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies in 2015. In July 2019, Lauren became a Florida Registered Paralegal. She previously worked at an estate planning firm, as well as a bankruptcy firm. Lauren now enjoys working in the area of personal injury because she can help people in a time of need. As a paralegal, Lauren prepares the settlement demand packages sent to insurance companies, as well as helping clients proceed through the litigation process, from filing the lawsuit to trial.
Lauren was born and raised in Florida, so she is used to the Florida weather and spends many weekends outdoors and on the boat with her boyfriend Ryan. They live on a farm with their two dogs—Putter and Whitney, their cat Simba, a pig named Frank (the Tank) and chickens, Steven and Wendy.
CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
After graduating from Florida International University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Pre-Law Studies Certificate, Kelsey joined the firm in February 2018. During her studies at FIU, she worked at a Miami personal injury law firm. Kelsey’s favorite thing about working at C. Todd Smith Law is collaborating with her amazing team members, and the positive, family-like environment. As the Client Service Representative, Kelsey helps clients by providing a constant point of contact, educating and supporting them through our process, initiating the investigation into their case, and obtaining all the necessary documents to get our clients fair compensation as soon as possible.
When she’s not at the firm helping clients, Kelsey enjoys playing guitar, being near any body of water, working out at the gym, and listening to music.
I love being able to communicate to our clients just how much this team cares about each and every one of them.
Kristine, a native of Seattle, Washington (go Seahawks!) is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University. She came to Florida in 2008 and spent 7 years serving in various roles including Sales and Events Manager, and marketing and Communications Director for select 3rd party Disney Operating Participants. She later began her own company, Joyful Goodness, focused on recipe development, workplace wellness and event programming centered around healthy eating .
After three years of running her own small, successful business, Kristine joined C. Todd Smith Law as the Marketing Coordinator and absolutely LOVES the work she does. Her favorite part of the job is the opportunity to lend creative input to internal projects and sharing important (or just fun) information with our clients and community.
When Kristine isn’t putting a creative eye to her work, she spends her time working out and reading and she still enjoys blogging and developing new recipes… her co-workers don’t mind being the taste testers!