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Nick Smart joined Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. in 2012 and became a shareholder in 2017
Nick received his law degree cum laude from the University of Missouri
– Kansas City School of Law in 2012. During law school, Nick was
an articles editor for The Urban Lawyer, interned for the Honorable Ortrie
D. Smith for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri,
was a member of the UMKC Law Review, and was a Westlaw student representative.
Prior to law school, Nick did his undergraduate studies at Southwest Baptist
University where he graduated magna cum laude in 2008. He received his
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. After graduating
from Southwest Baptist, Nick became a certified public accountant while
practicing for BKD, LLP in Springfield, Missouri.
Nick is admitted to practice in all Missouri state courts and the United
States District Court for the Western and Eastern District of Missouri.
Nick is a member of the Missouri Bar, American Association for Justice,
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and Springfield Metropolitan
Bar Association. Nick specializes in the areas of personal injury, wrongful
death, commercial litigation, and product liability.
Year Joined Organization:
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, 2012, JD
Honors: Cum Laude
Southwest Baptist University, 2008, B.S.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major: Accounting & Business Administration – Economics and Finance
Professional Associations and Memberships:
The Missouri Bar
American Association of Justice
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
Past Employment Positions:
Baird, Lightner, Millsap, & Harpool – Clerk
Von Erdmannsdorff, Mowry & Bartlett – Clerk
The Honorable Ortrie D. Smith, U.S. District Court for the Western District
of Missouri – Intern
BKD, LLP – Tax Associate
Other Professional Licenses:
Certified Public Accountant