Meet Attorney Nick Smart

Nick Smart

Nick Smart

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. Nick Smart joined Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. in 2012 and became a shareholder in 2017

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:

  • 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • 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

Honors & Awards

  • US News Best Lawyers Ones to Watch: 2021 - 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2019-2021
Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch Super Lawyer

High Standards

We hold our firm to nothing less than exceptional representation.
  • Our Firm Was Established in 1976

  • Over $7 Billion in Verdicts and Settlements

  • State of the Art Courtroom Technology

  • Member of The Inner Circle of Advocates

  • Listed in Best Law Firms in America

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