Smith Law, P.C.

Protecting your rights in difficult times.

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About Joanna K. Smith

Joanna K. Smith began practicing law in 2001 and is licensed in the State of Colorado.  She graduated in 1988 from Adams State University, with a Bachelor’s of Science and a double major in Psychology and Business Management.  She earned her juris doctorate from the University of Denver School of Law in 2001.


Joanna grew up on a ranch in Hasty, Colorado, and is the 15th of 16 children.  Amy, her little sister, is Joanna's paralegal and right hand person and although they look alike, they are not twins!  Joanna's father who is deceased was a World War II veteran in the 10th Mountain Division.  Her mother, also recently decased, was a stay at home super mom until the age of 63 when she had to go out and find a job.  


Prior to her career in law, Joanna worked for fourteen years for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Denver, Colorado.  She was a compliance manager and traveled throughout the United States, working with other divisions of Lockheed Martin and its subcontractors as a recognized specialist in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.  


After graduating law school and passing the bar in 2001, Joanna and her husband Pat moved from Denver to Canon City, Colorado, to enjoy the smaller community environment and the beautiful landscape of Fremont County.  Joanna opened her own practice in 2003, specializing in family law and estate planning.  


Joanna also practices in the area of child protection, representing either parents who have had their children removed from their care or the children removed from their parents.  Although this is a very difficult field, this area of law can be very rewarding whether families are reunified successfully or in serious cases parental rights are terminated.


Joanna also has a very strong connection with the elderly and is very passionate about protecting them.


Joanna enjoys the outdoors and is a passionate dog and equine owner.


Joanna and her husband reside in Canon City and Joanna focuses her practice in Fremont, Park, Custer, and Chaffee counties.