About Chris

Chris Smith has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyer Magazine, and has been featured on television and print media for his commentary on state policy issues affecting Oklahomans and the legal profession. He is a partner at Smith Simmons, PLLC, a multi state law practice with offices in Oklahoma and Texas.

IMG_0109Chris has built a multi-faceted legal practice that emphasizes matters relevant to entrepreneurs and individuals. Chris understands the unique issues that face lawyers in today’s business climate, and he is in tune with the day-to-day emotions and struggles that each and every lawyer experiences when working to meet the needs of their clients.

Chris has been a self-employed attorney for the majority of his 11 years of legal work, and he has experienced the ups and downs of maintaining a law practice. From the questions of what practice management software to use, to how to build a profitable practice, issues relating to technology and communications, insurance, receivables, and vendors, and he has dealt with the multiple questions of how to best practice law in the twenty-first century.

Chris brings experience and awareness of the technology needs of the twenty-first century law office in an effort to assist attorneys across the United States with growing and managing their law office in an ever changing legal business climate. Managing a multi-jurisdiction practice with a limited staff has created an acute awareness of the technology and communication needs necessary for such an undertaking and positions Chris as an experienced thought leader on the subject of law practice management best practices.IMG_0110-1

Chris is a business owner, and knows the unique needs of the startup entrepreneur and enjoys helping others who are investing so much of themselves into a dream.

Chris has a love for the business of law and those who put themselves and their careers on the line to build a law practice. In that spirit he is dedicated to helping all of those who “ hang a shingle,” to build a practice around their lives so they don’t have to live their lives around their practice.

Chris is available to speak on a variety of topics relating to personal development and the practice of law.  For booking inquires, please contact alicia@chrissmithventures.com.