Robert F. Smith has practiced law in his hometown of Florence, Alabama, since 1984. He earned his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1984 after receiving an undergraduate degree from The University of North Alabama in 1981.
Mr. Smith is very active in professional associations in the area of Divorce and Family Law. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.
He is supports the Alabama Child Support Association. Mr. Smith is a frequent speaker on the subject of Divorce and Family Law at conferences nationwide and abroad. In 2012 Mr. Smith was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.
In 2015 Mr. Smith was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the Alabama Child Support Association. As a complement to his law practice Mr. Smith is under contract to prosecute child support enforcement cases for the Lauderdale County, Alabama District Attorney’s office.
The DA’s office represents IV-D clients for the Alabama Department of Human Resources. Mr. Smith is active in many professional and civic organizations. He has help raise scholarship dollars for local students to attend both UNA and Auburn University.
Mr. Smith is past President of the University of North Alabama national alumni association. He helped raise money for student academic scholarships. He helped establish the “Phon-A-thon” that is used by the UNA Foundation to support UNA.
He is an active member of the Auburn University Alumni Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Shoals Area Auburn Club as Scholarship Chair. He is a Tigers Unlimited member since 2004. Mr. Smith enjoys golf, sailing, Gulf Shores and following the Auburn Tigers & UNA Lions.