T.R. Smith is a graduate of Florida State University College of Business, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in May of 2009. He stayed-on at Florida State and got his law degree in May of 2012. T.R. was then admitted to practice law in 2013.
T.R. predominantly is a transactional attorney concentrating in real property, commercial and residential real estate closings, business formation, estate planning, and probate. However, T.R. is also developing a proficiency and winning streak as a litigation attorney. T.R. has successfully handled a variety of cases, including real property disputes, probate litigation, and recently a federal court wage and contract dispute. Unlike most real estate attorneys, T.R.’s litigation experience gives him a unique perspective on guiding transactions to conclusion; he sees what can go wrong as opposed to drafting documents in a vacuum as most “real estate attorneys” do.
Before being admitted to practice, T.R. interned at the capitol in Tallahassee and worked for his dad’s company, Universal Windows. This experience taught T.R. to appreciate the economics of retaining an attorney and the importance of attaining results for clients. In fact, T.R. frequently goes to his real estate clients’ offices to close their transactions; again, realizing the service nature of the lawyer business.
T.R. is a Florida native. He grew up in Parrish and graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School. He currently resides in East Bradenton with his wife, the former Reagan Wells, and their son Camden. T.R.’s interests include watching and attending sporting events, spending time with his friends and family, enjoying the beaches of Anna Maria Island, and being the best lawyer he can be.