Meet The Legal Advocates At The Smith Law Offices, P.C.
If you are facing legal issues and you need to work with an attorney, it is essential that you have attorneys who are knowledgeable and professional, as well as easy to talk to and work with. We emphasize face-to-face representation, and we pride ourselves on being not just another law firm. When you work with The Smith Law Offices, P.C., you will work with a lawyer who is dedicated to helping you with your legal issue.
Introducing Our Attorneys
The attorneys at The Smith Law Offices, P.C., include:
Samantha Smith Dickinson, owner of The Smith Law Offices, P.C., graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2005 and with a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law in 2008.
Samantha began her legal career, while in law school, working with an esteemed plaintiff’s personal injury attorney in Detroit, Jon Garrett. Jon was a mentor and asset to Samantha as she learned the practice of law.
Samantha opened The Smith Law Offices, P.C., in early 2010. She focuses primarily in family law, including divorce and child custody. Samantha has tried a substantial number of cases in Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties with excellent results. Samantha also practices in the areas of bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury. Samantha earned the esteemed ranking of Super Lawyer Rising Star six years in a row, along with a number of other awards and certifications.
When asked what she would like clients to know about her, Samantha replied as follows: “It has been immensely rewarding representing my clients with vigor since The Smith Law Offices opened in 2010. However, I believe that in the last few years I have had the opportunity to develop my practice and hone in on my expertise. Personally, in the last few years I have gotten divorced, remarried and have had to adjust to co-parenting my 5-year-old son with my ex-husband. My entire life dynamic has changed, and I now see firsthand what people are going through when they come in to see me to discuss filing for divorce or other child custody issues. I know that I am not doing anything perfectly in my own life, but I do hope learning my own life lessons and learning from all of my own friends, family, past clients and colleagues, that I have created a knowledge base that adds significant value for my clients when dealing with family law issues.”
Samantha lives in Livonia with her husband, 5-year-old son and 12-year-old Chihuahua/rat terrier mix and is awaiting the arrival of her border collie puppy in early fall. When not at court or in the office, Samantha heads the Parent Action Committee at her son’s school, is actively involved in her son’s numerous extracurricular activities and enjoys spending time traveling, attending concerts and sporting events, playing golf, enjoying the outdoors and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix. Samantha is an avid Michigan State and Detroit sports fan.
Betsy Geyer Sedore joined The Smith Law Offices, P.C., in April of 2019. As an associate attorney, she brings over 16 years of litigation experience to the firm, having served as an assistant prosecutor in both Wayne County and Livingston County, Michigan. For the previous two years, she prosecuted cases for the Wayne County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force in Detroit, Michigan. Betsy earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Albion College, and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from The University of Michigan Law School in 2001. Betsy has a passion for listening to people and creative problem-solving. She is a zealous advocate in court and enjoys helping clients navigate the family law system.
Kira Damusis graduated magna cum laude from Central Michigan University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in English literature and a minor in legal studies. She then earned her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University Detroit College of Law in 2011. While attending law school, she dedicated herself to working as a senior law clerk for the Mid-America Pension Rights Project, a division of Elder Law of Michigan. She also gained practical experience in criminal defense as an extern for the Washtenaw County Public Defenders’ Office and the Julington Litigation Center. Upon graduating, Kira was offered a position as a law clerk and later as an associate attorney for a busy personal injury firm in Southfield, Michigan. She has brought her wealth of knowledge of the personal injury field as well as her passion for providing strong legal representation to The Smith Law Offices, P.C. This experience, knowledge and skill set has transferred seamlessly to the area of family law and bankruptcy, making Kira an integral asset to The Smith Law Offices team. Kira represents our clients in civil, family and bankruptcy matters.
Our Compassionate And Caring Support Staff
To learn more about our attorneys, just click on the links below.
- Samantha S. Smith
- Betsy Geyers Sedore
- Kira Damusis
In addition to the attorneys at our law firm, we also have an extremely helpful and dedicated support staff. This includes:
Brenda, Office Administrator
Kaila Roark, Paralegal
Call Us Today For A Free Initial Consultation
We believe in face-to-face representation. Come in to our office and meet one of our lawyers to discuss your case, free of charge. Call our Westland, Michigan, law firm office at 734-729-4465 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
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