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 is the Chair of KingSpry’s Employment Law Practice Group. She 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 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 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
  • Former Chair, The Literacy Center
  • Leadership Lehigh Valley Class of 2013
  • The Swain School Advancement Committee
  • Zoning Hearing Board, Lower Macungie Township

Recent Posts

KingSpry Partner Avery Smith Named Firm Employment Law Practice Chair

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USDOE Mandates Standardized Tests, But Does Provide Some Flexibility in Pandemic Year

as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the DOE provided states with flexible options with respect to assessment, accountability, and reporting systems.

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Extending the FFCRA May Assist Districts Trying to Resume In-Person Instruction

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, there are questions about whether schools can make it mandatory for their students or staff to get vaccinated.

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