Attorney Spotlight: Darbie Smith

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A popstar, until I realized my singing was best saved for the shower. Prior to abandoning my
musical ambitions all together, I tried out the saxophone. My abilities on a saxophone translated
more to elephant noises than Charlie Parker.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a lawyer?

Flipping houses and developing businesses.

What do you like best about practicing law at H&J?

The people! Everyone is great to work with – we have the best staff, attorneys, and clients.

What is the best career advice you have received?

Two stick out to me:
“Say yes to the thing that scares you most”
“If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room”

What is the strangest legal question you have ever been asked?

“If I don’t identify with the constitution of the United States, I don’t have to pay taxes right?”

What is an item on your bucket list?

3. Set a Guinness World Record.
60. Attend the Olympics.
348. Successfully ride a tandem bike.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere that I haven’t been before.

When you are not working, what would people find you doing?

Renovating my house or looking for the next project.

What might people be surprised to know about you?

That I am somewhat of a handyman myself. Need new floors installed? I got you.

What is your strongest asset?

My work ethic and ability to “get it done.”