Avery E. Smith, Attorney | KingSpry

Avery E. Smith

As a partner with KingSpry, Avery E. Smith focuses her practice primarily on education law and business and employment matters for public and private sector clients. 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 named to the list of “Select Lawyers” 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 President of the Board of the Literacy Center in Allentown and her volunteer activities with the Allentown Rotary Club. As a member of the Bar Association of Lehigh County,  she appeared in a public service video project funded by the Verizon Foundation, teaching children about the dangers of social media and online communications, found here.  Ms. Smith established and is the former chair of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Association.

Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • Leadership Lehigh Valley Class of 2013
  • The Swain School Advancement Committee
  • Zoning Hearing Board, Lower Macungie Township

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The Federal judge noted DeVos’ Final Rule is not in accordance with Congress’ mandate to allocate CARES funds to non-public schools “in the same manner” as the ESEA.

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On August 3, 2020, a notable decision was entered in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  While this decision doesn’t necessarily apply to Pennsylvania employers, it is noteworthy because it does give us some idea of how the implementation of FFCRA will unfold.

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KingSpry Partner Avery Smith Chats about Planning During Pandemic

This past week, estate attorney Avery Smith sat down with Kelly Rindock of Steel Valley Investment Group to chat about estate planning and how KingSpry is pivoting during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue to provide legal services to our clients.

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