Will Smith Seeks Judgeship on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2

By  | February 26, 2020 | Filed under: News

William “Will” Smith

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-William “Will” Smith, Florence attorney and former Lauderdale County Commissioner is running to be the Place 2 Judge on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Will Smith said, “I am running for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals because I have the legal experience, the conviction to follow the rule of law, and North Alabama needs representation on the Alabama courts of appeal and in state government.”

     Smith received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham in 1992 where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for receiving the highest grade in Criminal Procedure. Licensed to practice law in Alabama, Georgia, and before the United States Supreme Court, Will Smith operates a full service law firm representing clients from all walks of life in both civil and criminal matters. He has represented clients in courts all over the state of Alabama and has successfully handled appeals in both the Alabama and federal appeals systems.

     A fifth generation Lauderdale County resident, Will is a product of the public schools and a graduate of the University of North Alabama, where he received both his undergraduate and Masters of Business Administration degrees.

     Will and his wife, Laura, reside in Killen with their six year old daughter, Angel Joy, who has autism. The Smiths are active members of Greenhill First Baptist Church. Will has served as a Sunday school teacher,  international missions worker and Upward coach.

     Smith has held a number of leadership positions in the Shoals area including serving as president of the University of North Alabama Alumni Association, Lauderdale County Bar Association, and the Tennessee Valley Historical Society.

     Will Smith has served as a board member of the YMCA of the Shoals, W.C. Handy Music Festival, Rape Response of Northwest Alabama, the Salvation Army and has been a member of the Florence Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow) and the Lauderdale County Cattlemen’s Association.

     Smith’s previous work experiences include working in his family’s small business, working as a substitute teacher in public schools, and serving as an adjunct professor of Business Law at both Northwest Shoals Community College and the University of North Alabama.

The Alabama Republican Primary is March 3rd. For more information please visit


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