Cort MacBeth Smith graduated with honors from the University of Missouri—Columbia in 2003 where he studied Philosophy and Biology. He was active on the Mizzou campus where he developed many skills as a member of the Outreach Student Recruitment Team, The Alumni Association Student Board, Summer Welcome, and the Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Mr. Smith obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri—Kansas City in 2007 and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in September 2007. During law school, Mr. Smith was selected to the editorial staff of the Urban Lawyer Law Review and the recipient of the 2007 Estate Planning Symposium Prize for his research and treatise on Missouri’s Discovery of Assets statute.
His professional organizations include the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys serving on the Missouri Chapter Board from 2012-2014, the St. Charles County Bar Association, and the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce serving as the Vice Chair of the Chamber’s Young Professional group in 2012.
Mr. Smith and his wife, Laura, are active in St. Charles and proud to live in this historic city. They are advocates for historic preservation and local charities, such as Community Living, Inc. Mr. Smith has always been an avid outdoorsman going back to his days in the Boy Scouts of America with Troop 975 where he earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1994. Today, he and Laura enjoy backpacking and float trips in southern Missouri with their dog, Darwin, leading the way.