Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith

859-292-2127 (Main)
20 West Pike Street

Shannon is an award-winning attorney and trail-blazing serial entrepreneur known for her business and bourbon acumen and innovative approach to the practice of law. Shannon leads Smith Law’s business representation, particularly focusing on alcohol and tobacco laws, vintage spirits laws, business formation and planning, general counsel services, business litigation, and estate planning. She is a Lawyer of Distinction, Super Lawyer, and recently a runner-up for Best of Cincinnati Lawyer. Shannon owns multiple businesses, which allows her to have a unique insight into the needs of entrepreneurs. She recently started Revival – a vintage spirits shop that has thousands of vintage bourbons, gins, tequilas, vodkas, scotches, rums, and wines.

Shannon graduated summa cum laude from Morehead State University, where she captained its Division I Women’s Soccer Team – leading her team to its first-ever Conference Championship and NCAA berth. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Shannon attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law and finished on the Dean’s List. After law school, she pursued the certified estate and trust specialist designation (CES). Well over a million people – attorneys and non-attorneys – provide estate planning advice; less than 1 percent of them have earned the CES designation, and Shannon earned the privilege of being among the 1 percent.

Shannon was elected in 2022 to her third term on the Covington Board of Commissioners. She was a driving force behind Covington Connect, an effort to address the digital divide by bringing free wireless internet to thousands of low- and moderate-income homes and, through partnership, bring 1,000 computers to families with school-age children. Outside of work, Shannon serves on the Board for Latonia Uptown, the Victorian at Riverside, OKI, and Meet NKY. She sits on St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Patient Advisory Council and enjoys serving on the Distillate Committee for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of Bourbon Women. She provides pro bono assistance to Mortar Covington, an entrepreneurship academy supporting underserved populations, and to Renaissance Covington, a local nonprofit creating a business district with bold entrepreneurship. Shannon is a Leadership Northern Kentucky Graduate and a member of the inaugural class for the Roebling Society, a group of the region’s best and brightest based on her achievements and leadership in the community.

When she is not working or serving, Shannon continues to enjoy playing soccer and running Obstacle Course Races (OCR). She most recently qualified and competed in the OCR World Championships in Canada. Shannon continues to play soccer today for fun but enjoyed a long career which culminated with a professional stint in Europe in the Champions League, ultimately playing with the No. 1 team in Spain.

Shannon has always been committed to excellence in the classroom, on the soccer field, and in the workplace – and she now applies that same commitment to her law practice. She prides herself on Smith Law’s commitment to excellence: excellent legal service and excellent customer service. The slogan of the law offices truly reflects her approach to her practice: “Client Focused. Results Driven.”