Drew Smith obtained his undergraduate degree with High Honors from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, in 1999.
He received his Juris Doctor degree in 2002 from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, where he was a case review author for the Law School’s Environmental Law Digest.
Shortly after graduating law school, Drew moved to central Florida and began his practice in the areas of local government law, commercial litigation, insurance defense, construction litigation, and community association law. Drew achieved Board Certification with the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law in 2008 and has retained that distinction ever since. In 2012, Drew attained the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®.
Drew serves as the City Attorney for the City of Flagler Beach in Flagler County, Florida, and as City Attorney for the City of Edgewood in Orange County, Florida.
In addition, Drew serves as Assistant City Attorney for four other central Florida municipalities, represents other governmental and private clients, as well as several Homeowners Associations and Condominium Associations throughout the central Florida area.
Drew has been selected to the annual Law & Politics Magazine’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars List and has been named as one of Orlando’s “Top Attorneys” by Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine.
Drew is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and Orange County Bar Association. He is also a current member of the City, County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Drew has been a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars and panels and has presented on issues involving local government law, special districts, Florida’s sunshine law, and public records law.
Drew is actively involved with the “That Others May Live Foundation.” The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that provides scholarships, aid, and support to family members of Air Force Rescue personnel who lost their lives or suffered life-altering injuries during their military service. He is also actively involved in his community and serves on the Board of Directors for his Homeowners Association.
He and his wife Kathryn make their home in Winter Springs, Florida.