About Our Firm

“GET HOPE. GET HELP. GET PEACE OF MIND.”

Attorney CPA Jerry E. Smith practices bankruptcy law and tax resolution. Smith’s practice focuses on representing consumer debtors and assisting them in getting a fresh start by reorganizing or eliminating their debt and attempting to put them in the best financial position possible.

Mr. Smith has been practicing law since March 1, 2009. Before that, he was and still is a real estate investor. He also previously worked as a Cost Accountant, Financial Analyst, and Internal Auditor for two large multi-billion-dollar international consumer product companies. Smith maintains an active CPA license.

Jerry started his firm as a general practice law firm in May 2009 with a focus on bankruptcy and real estate. As the bankruptcy practice grew, he changed his practice to be almost exclusively bankruptcy law and moved his practice to downtown Indianapolis to be more convenient for his clients and closer to the U.S. Courthouse, which is across the street from his office. Attorney CPA Jerry E. Smith serves the entire Southern District of Indiana, including Indianapolis, the surrounding counties, and all of Central and Southern Indiana.

Education
  • Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2007)
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Accounting) (1995)
Admissions
  • State – Indiana
  • Federal – Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal – Southern District of Indiana
Professional Affiliations
  • Indianapolis Bar Association – Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association – Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute – Member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys – Member
  • Morgan County Bar Association – Member, Past Treasurer
Community Involvement
  • Washington Township (Morgan County) Trustee’s Advisory Board – Past Member
  • Foxcliff Estates Community Association – Past Board Member, Past Treasurer

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    Jerry E. Smith, Attorney CPA, PC is a bankruptcy and small business reorganization law firm that assists consumer borrowers and small business debtors. We assess our client’s complete financial situation and work to put them in the best financial position possible by restructuring debt to improve cash flow or by eliminating debt entirely.