Daniel H. Smith is an attorney with Advocates in Aging, Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner, P.A., focusing on Elder Law, Medicaid planning, Veterans Benefits, Trust and Estate Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, and Nursing Home/Assisted Living Issues.
Daniel H. Smith is originally from North Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After undergrad, he taught middle school math, science, and robotics at D.C. Public Schools in Washington, D.C., before deciding to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and become an attorney.
Daniel graduated cum laudefrom George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia in 2015 in the top 20% of his class. While in law school, he served as Articles Editor of the George Mason Law Review. During law school, Daniel interned for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and the Alabama Securities Commission in Montgomery, Alabama, helping to bring justice to victims of financial fraud and abuse.
Prior to joining the firm, Daniel completed a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Paul M. Black of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, Virginia. Following his clerkship, Daniel practiced at a distinguished law firm in Roanoke, representing clients in civil and commercial litigation, insurance defense, and medical malpractice.
Daniel is excited to be a part of the firm, particularly the opportunity to help seniors and individuals with special needs and their families. He looks forward to continuing his hard work and dedication to the success of the practice.
Education:J.D. cum laude, George Mason University School of Law
Articles Editor, George Mason Law Review
Writing Fellow, Legal Research, Writing & Analysis (LRWA) Program
Member, Supreme Court ClinicB.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professional:Licensed and in good standing in Florida and Virginia VA Accredited Attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Member, The Florida Bar
Member, Sarasota County Bar Association
Member, Virginia State Bar
Appointed Guardianship Attorney, Lutheran Services Florida
Volunteer, The Pines of Sarasota Senior Care and Rehabilitation Community
Lifetime Member, University of North Carolina General Alumni Association
Board Member, Sarasota County Aging Network
Board Member, Tampa Bay Area Carolina Club
Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer, Blue Ridge Legal Services