Joseph W. Smith

275 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103



Joseph “Joe” Smith began at Rice, Amundsen, & Caperton, PLLC as Ms. Amundsen’s runner during undergraduate school and became her law clerk during law school. Upon Mr. Smith graduating from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in December 2015 and passing the February bar examination, Ms. Amundsen hired Mr. Smith as her associate in May 2016. While attending law school, Mr. Smith was involved with various extra-curricular activities, including membership in Black Law Students Association, Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., and the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team.  Mr. Smith was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in May of 2016

Mr. Smith has the training and experience that evidences a passion for oral advocacy. As an extern at the City of Memphis City Attorney’s Office, Mr. Smith argued a motion for summary judgment on behalf of the City of Memphis in Shelby County Circuit Court. Also, Mr. Smith received Guardian ad Litem training through the Child and Family Litigation Clinic at the University Of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School Of Law.  As a Guardian ad Litem, Mr. Smith represented children and argued on their behalf in Shelby County Juvenile Court.