Attorney Jay S. Smith

Attorney Smith became a partner with the firm effective January 1, 2013. He joined the firm as an associate in 2007. Originally from New Glarus, Wisconsin, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Political Science and German Studies and a minor in History. While an undergraduate student, he spent a semester studying abroad in Oldenburg, Germany.

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He graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2007. Upon law school graduation, Attorney Smith earned a Sports Law Certificate from the National Sports Law Institute. He was also awarded the 2007 Carl Scheer Venue Excellence Award from the National Sports Law Institute. He lectured on the subject of contracts at the 2007 and 2008 NCAA Expert Coaches’ Academy. His article "A Study of Division I Assistant Football and Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Contracts" was published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Marquette Sports Law Review.

Attorney Smith’s practice focuses in the areas of estate planning, probate & trust administration, real estate, corporate & business law, and creditor & debtor rights. He has represented a wide variety of clients in numerous transactional, estate planning, and estate administration matters. He prides himself on his availability to clients and his compassionate approach to working with his clients.

He is licensed to practice law before all courts in Wisconsin. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association and the Jefferson County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Madison Estate Council. Attorney Smith is involved in several community organizations. He serves on the board for the Lake Mills Area Community Foundation. He is a member and has served as President of the Lake Mills Rotary Club. He has also served on the board of the Lake Mills Main Street Program for 5 years.

Attorney Smith and his wife, Jessica, reside in Lake Mills with their daughters, Adeline, Lucy, and Hazel. Jay enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is also an avid sports fan, particularly of all college and professional teams in Wisconsin.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Madison Estate Council
  • Lake Mills Rotary
  • Lake Mills Area Community Foundation, Board of Directors

Bar Admissions

  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2007
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Bachelor of Science, 2003

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