Attorney Mickey W. Smith

Attorney Mickey W. Smith

Attorney Mickey W. Smith is a proud Colorado native. He was born in Las Animas, Colorado and moved to Pueblo in 1951 with his family. He attended South High School in Pueblo – graduating in 1968. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1972 and then headed to the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas to complete his J.D. Since 1975 Mickey W. Smith has been serving the citizens and businesses of Colorado. Mickey also served in the United States Army as the Chief of Claims and Recovery Judge Advocate.

Legal Scholastic Honors:

  • Legal Academic Honorary, Order of the Lytae
  • Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Law Journal
  • Published writings:  Comment, An Employer’s Duty to Petition for N.L.R.B.    Election, 16 S.Tex.L.J.91 (1974)
  • E. Townes Award for Scholastic Excellence, May 1975
  • Wayne Thomas Award for Best Law Journal Article, May 1975

Professional Experience:

  • 1993–Present: Solo Practice Law Firm
  • 1990–1993: Smith, Billups, and Vigna
  • 1987–1990: Partner – Smith & Billups
  • 1983–1987: Law Firm of Mickey W. Smith
  • 1979–1983: Associate, Law firm of Laurence A. Ardell, Pueblo, CO
  • Military Attorney:
    • Criminal: 1975-1977: Trial Counsel
    • Civil: 1977-1979: Chief of Claims and Recovery Judge Advocate

Criminal Law – 1975-1977  Trial Counsel, prosecution of criminal cases; Chief Trial Counsel, responsible for supervision of criminal prosecutors and supervision of 3 trial counsel.

Civil Law – 1977-1979  Chief of Claims and Recovery Judge Advocate.  Defended and prosecuted claims against and on behalf of the U.S. Army.

Professional Memberships/Licensure/Offices Held/Appointments

            Attorney & Counselor at Law – Colorado Supreme Court
            Colorado Bar Association
            Association of American Trial Lawyers
            Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
            Pueblo County Bar Association
            Past President, Pueblo County Bar Association
            Past Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association
            Director, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (1990-present)
            Past Director, Coloradoans for Civil Justice
            Past Co-Chair Auto Litigation Task Force
            CTLA-EAGLE Advocate
            Executive Committee, Colorado Trial Association
            Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee 
            Chair, People’s Law School 
            Legislative Key Person, CTLA 
            American Board of Trial Advocates


University of Southern Colorado – Business Law, Business Law II
Pueblo People’s Law School: Tort Law, Auto Litigation, Insurance, Professional Negligence, Civil Procedure
CLE Presentation – Recent Problems in Dealing with No Fault Cases
CLE Chair, CTLA – Hot Topics in Personal Injury
CLE Presentation – Biomechanic Experts in Auto Litigation