Mr. Smith has a law practice that reflects his deep roots in DeKalb County and his diverse areas of expertise. He handles complex litigation and appellate cases in both State and Federal Courts. He also handles transactional work including estate planning, business formation, real estate transfers, and a wide variety of related matters. While Mr. Smith had handled transactions involving multi-national corporations, he is equally comfortable guiding a young entrepreneur to create a new small business. Similarly, his court cases have taken him from the local probate court all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court. This wide range of experience continues to serve him well as he surpasses forty years of practicing law in DeKalb County.

Prior to establishing his local law practice, Mr. Smith served as a Judge Advocate in the U. S. Marine Corps, and as a private attorney in Washington, D. C. After returning to the Sycamore area, he made his mark on the community in many ways outside of the practice of law. He served as the President of the Sycamore Kiwanis Club and the Chairman of the Sycamore United Givers Fund. He has also chaired the DeKalb County Unit of the American Cancer Society and the St. Mary’s School Foundation.

About Peter Smith

PRACTICE AREAS:Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Estate Organization, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Law, Probate Law, Real Estate Law
ADMITTED:1971, District of Columbia; 1977 Illinois Supreme Court; 1980 U. S. Supreme Court
LAW SCHOOL:George Washington University, J. D. with honors, 1971
COLLEGE:Loyola University, B. S. with honors, 1968
MEMBER:DeKalb County, Kane County, Illinois State and District of Columbia (inactive) Bar Associations.
MILITARY:Capt., U. S. Marine Corps, 1968 – 1976