Ryan Smither Law


high-level advocacy.

cost-conscious approach.

Advocating for children, families, and individuals throughout Kentucky




239 S. 5th Street, Suite 807
Louisville, Ky 40202


(502) 319-3672

Areas of Focus


The fundamental right to raise one's child lies at the heart of our country.  Meanwhile, every child deserves a voice in the matter as well.  We represent parents and children in child custody matters.  High-level advocacy skills are necessary to navigate this high-stakes process.  We 'go to the mat' for our clients with a focus on the law and its 'best interests of the child' standard at every turn, working with experts in other fields to build a case based on scientific evidence.  Flowing from every child custody case is the issue of child support as well, another area of our focus.


Perhaps no other area of the law is as difficult as the domestic violence case - for the client and the lawyer. With vast experience handling domestic violence cases throughout Kentucky, we are ready to meet your needs:  Domestic violence orders. Civil restraining orders.  Interpersonal protective orders.  Civil, personal-injury lawsuits involving cutting-edge claims.  And more.


Legal needs come in various shapes and sizes.  We pride ourselves on handling a wide variety of legal issues while maintaining trust with prospective clients.  If your legal issue does not fit into our practice area, we will let you know and work with you to find an attorney to fit your needs.


Divorce cases come in many shapes and sizes.  On one end of the spectrum, a couple has reached an agreement and simply needs the court to finalize the matter.  Here, we believe in simplifying the process and keeping costs down so that our clients can keep more of their precious assets.  On the other end of the spectrum, valuable assets hang in the balance and high-level advocacy is necessary to fight back when spouses use the court process for financial gamesmanship.  Here, we work with professionals in other fields - accountants, financial advisors, appraisers, and other valuation experts - to build your best possible case.  No matter the shape or size of your divorce, we will work hard to meet your needs and protect your hard-earned assets.      


The state is regarded as the legal protector of citizens unable to protect themselves.  In our experience, often the child is in need of protection but other times the parents are in need of protection from encroachment by the state.  We represent both children and parents.  With experience spanning across the full spectrum of child welfare - high-profile, fatality and near-fatality cases, as well as those involving complex medical evidence - we are prepared to address your needs in the child dependency, neglect, and abuse arena.


Contrary to popular belief, far too many people fail to pursue claims for injuries they suffer.  We believe in a foundational principle:  "For every wrong, there is a right."  


We can assist you with not only damages to your person but also to your property.  People pay insurance premiums for a reason - let's make sure you are fairly compensated when it comes time for insurance companies to fulfill their end of the bargain.


Tenants are - by definition - in an upside-down power dynamic.  On the other hand, landlords have valuable assets at stake.  Having helped lead the way on modernizing Kentucky's landlord-tenant laws, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to hold landlords or tenants accountable.


The stress from dealing with legal issues in the workplace can often be unbearable.  If you find yourself in such a position, reach out and let us help take the stress off by walking through your options.  


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