Professional Biography

Kristin S. Smith Counsel

  • Chicago

    D +1.312.324.8526

    F +1.312.324.9400


    131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700

    Chicago, IL 60603-5559




Trust & Estate attorney Kristin Smith has experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and probate. She counsels her clients on estate planning strategies to facilitate the transfer, management and protection of wealth while minimizing estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes. She also helps individuals and families reach their charitable objectives through the creation of charitable trusts and the formation and administration of charitable organizations, such as private foundations and donor advised funds.

Professional Leadership

  • Young Professional Advisory Committee of the Chicago Community Trust, Member

Community Involvement

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Guardian ad litem for Minors Program, Volunteer



Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Colorado


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2007, Senior Articles Editor, The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Communication Studies, 2002