Tina M. Smith

Tina M. Smith

Clermont, Florida

A graduate of Florida A&M University College of Law, Ms. Smith began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Sumter County under Mr. Brad King and developed extensive knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system. She went on to become the first Legal Counsel for the Sumter County Clerk of Court, which allowed her to transition to her current position with the firm practicing Real Estate Law. Ms. Smith is a member of the Sumter County and Lake County Bar Associations.

A Florida native, she is the youngest of three girls. From a young age her parents impressed upon her and her sisters that the greatest gift in life is the gift of being able to give back to those in need. Her teenage years included service with her family feeding the homeless and volunteering for Dreamflight, an organization that changes young lives through taking children with serious illnesses or disabilities on a dream holiday of a lifetime. She met her husband while volunteering with Dreamflight. Her love of service to others has expanded to volunteering at Houndhaven, a prominent Lake County dog rescue. Ms. Smith's kind heart for children and animals is a presence picked up by another key staff member: aside from Ms. Nagel, Ms. Smith is by far the favorite attorney for Ms. Nagel's dog, Elway, who helps in the office in any way he can.

When not spending time with her husband, one cat and three rescue dogs (including two two-year-old Labrador Retrievers) she enjoys time with family, reading a good novel or running. One of her proudest accomplishments, besides becoming an attorney, is recently finishing her first half-marathon, thanks to the encouragement of her sister.

Her service for others has guided her down the path she follows today helping clients through her experience and knowledge making their goals her main priority.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law


  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sumter County Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Fifth Judicial Circuit in Sumter County, Assistant State Attorney
  • Clerk of Court