Law Office of

Sean P. Smith


“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

-- Abraham Lincoln




 P.O. Box 13    Elk Creek, MO  65464 

Sean P. Smith, Esq.

Laurel A. Smith, Esq. 











Sean P. Smith

Admitted In:

- State of Missouri

- State of Idaho

- State of Illinois

- U.S. Supreme Court

- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

- U.S. Court of Federal Claims

- U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho

- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


Affiliations (past and present):

- Missouri Bar

- Idaho State Bar

- Illinois State Bar Association

- Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association

- Winnebago County Bar Association

- DeKalb County Bar Association

- Kane County Bar Association

Home School Legal Defense Association

- American Legion

Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce

- Council Chamber of Commerce

- Sycamore Chamber of Commerce

- Council Rod & Gun Club

- Rotary Club of Sycamore 

- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

- National Wild Turkey Federation

- Ducks Unlimited



 - University of Illinois College of Law

  Juris Doctor 

- Northern Illinois University

  Bachelor of Arts - magna cum laude

- University of Illinois Institute of Aviation 

  Private Pilot Certification                

- Northwestern University

  Divorce Mediation Certification



- U.S. Army, Cavalry

   Cavalry Scout (1989 - 1993)


   11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

   Bad Kissingen and Wildflecken, Germany

 - Illinois Army National Guard, Cavalry 

   Cavalry Scout (1993 - 1997)

   Staff Sergeant/Platoon Sergeant

   106th Cavalry, 33rd Infantry Brigade

   Streator and Joliet, Illinois








Civil Litigation (State and Federal)


   Contracts, Medical and Legal Malpractice, Defamation, Intentional Torts, §1983 Actions, Injuries, Property Rights, Appeals


Business Law


   Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships 


Estate Planning & Probate


   Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Probate Proceedings


Criminal Defense


   Felonies, Misdemeanors, Infractions, DUIs, Fish & Game Offenses


Real Estate


   Sales, Purchases, Exchanges, Easements, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Leases, Evictions


Family Law


   Divorce, Paternity, Custody, Child Support, Adoptions, Guardianships, Guardian ad litem Services




   Business, Contract, Property and Family