Avery E. Smith
Avery E. Smith is a partner and serves as chair of the KingSpry Employment Law Practice Group. Working shoulder to shoulder with business and education leaders, Ms. Smith reviews contracts, drafts policies, negotiates contract terms, consults on hiring, reviews, disciplinary issues and terminations. With strong communication skills and careful attention to detail, Ms. Smith ensures clients feel confident in the legal defensibility of employment policies and procedures.
In addition, Ms. Smith handles trust and estate-related matters, drafting documents including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Ms. Smith earned her Juris Doctorate from Temple University, Beasley School of Law where she was the Comment Editor of Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review. She graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English, and with honors in the Government Department. In 2017 and 2018, Ms. Smith was named a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyer magazine, and in 2017, she was listed a “Select Lawyer” by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine.
A native to the Lehigh Valley, Ms. Smith especially enjoys her involvement in local community organizations, including her service as a member of the Lower Macungie Township Zoning Hearing Board, and her volunteer activities with the East Penn School District Foundation and the Allentown Rotary Club. As a member of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, she appeared in a public service video project teaching children about the dangers of social media and online communications. Ms. Smith established and is the former chair of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Association.
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- New Jersey
Memberships and Associations
- Allentown Rotary Club
- Board Member, East Penn School District Foundation
- Former Chair, Lehigh Valley Chapter, Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Association
- Former Chair, The Literacy Center
- Leadership Lehigh Valley Class of 2013
- The Swain School Advancement Committee
- Zoning Hearing Board, Lower Macungie Township