Providing Peace Of Mind

Perry S Smith

Perry S. Smith

  • Attorney

Biography

Perry S. Smith concentrates his practice in estate planning and litigation and brings over 3 decades of experience in social security disability, personal injury, probate, guardianships, family law, construction litigation, eminent domain for property owners, and contract litigation. Perry is currently the Treasurer of the Lake County Bar Foundation (the charitable wing of the Bar Association). He has also served as a past President and Treasurer of the Lake County Bar Association and a past Delegate to the Illinois Bar Association Assembly.

Perry is not just active in his professional life: an avid golfer and bowler he is also a certified distance running coach through the Road Runners Club of America and is both a member and the coach of the Grayslake Running Club. Perry is also a member of the Lake County Whiskey Society and the Adventures Club Bourbon Society.

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1985
  • Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 00/1977

Professional Associations

  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Member, 1983 to Present
  • Illinois Bar Association, Lake County, Illinois, Member
  • American Bar Association, Lake County, Illinois, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member
  • Past President and Treasurer of the Lake County Bar Association
  • Past Delegate to the Illinois Bar Association Assembly

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Supreme Court

Podcasts + Webinars

  • Lecturer, National Conference, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, 1990 & 1994
  • Northern Illinois Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Lecture on Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Lecturer | 1986
  • Hawthorne Center Merchants Association Lecture on Retail Theft Lecturer | 1987
  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers National Conference Lecture on Negligence, Medical Negligence and Liability Lecturer | 1990, 1994
  • Piedmont Virginia Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Lecture on Negligence, Medical Negligence and Liability Lecturer | 1995
  • Circuit Court of 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois New Arbitrator Training Program Lecturer | 1997
  • Radiological Society of North America Annual Conference Lecture on Liability Issues in the New Era of Managed Healthcare Lecturer | 1998
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Seminar Social Security Law and its Applications for the Family Law Practitioner Lecturer | 1998
  • Radiological Society of North America Annual Conference Refresher Course – Lecture on Liability Issues for Healthcare Practitioners Lecturer | 1998
  • Stateline Ultrasound Society, Schaumburg, Illinois Lecture on Negligence, Medical Negligence and Avoidance of Liability Lecturer | 1998
  • Lake County Bar Association Civil Trial & Appeal Committee Seminar Social Security Disability and its Application for the Personal Injury or Worker’s Compensation Practitioner Lecturer | 1999
  • Downey Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (now Captain James Lovell Federal Health Care Center) Family Association Lecture on Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, DNR’s and Advanced Directives Lecturer | 2003
  • Lake County Bar Association, Civil Trial & Appeal Committee Seminar Lecture on Vocational Experts Lecturer | 2004
  • Lake County Bar Association, “Brown Bag” Seminar Lecture as a Primer on Practice before the Social Security Administration Lecturer | 2004
  • Wysocki & Smith, Seminar in conjunction with Ressler Financial Services, and, Evoy, Kamshulte & Jacobs Lecture on Guardianships and Powers of Attorney Lecturer | 2004
  • Community High School District 128, Community Education Program Wills, Trusts, Guardianship and Power of Attorney Lecturer | 2007-2010
  • Lake County Bar Association, Wills, Trusts & Estates Committee Seminar What Estate & Trust Lawyers Need to Know About Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act Lecturer | 2010
  • Community High School District 128, Community Education Program Wills, Trusts, Guardianship and Power of Attorney Lecturer | 2011-2012
  • Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Probate Guardian Ad Litem Training Seminar Panel Member | 2017
  • Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Probate Guardian Ad Litem Training Seminar The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in Decedent’s Estates Lecturer | 2019
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee RSDI
  • Lake County Bar Association/19th Judicial Circuit Probate Guardian Ad Litem Training Seminar, Duties of the GAL in Disabled Person’s Estates Lecturer | 2021
  • Lake County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Committee Changes in the Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Act Lecturer | 2021

Representative Clients

  • Marc North Building Co.
  • Wickes Lumber Co.