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Allana D.E. Smith
Allana Smith is an associate in Ball Janik LLP’s Construction Defect and Litigation practice groups where she represents homeowners’ associations and protects her clients’ assets by advocating for their rights in every aspect of construction defect matters. She is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court in county court mediation.
Having grown up watching her mother practice law in Ohio, Ms. Smith developed an early admiration for women in the legal industry and decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps. As a woman of color, she noticed that she was not represented on the legal shows she watched on TV and this further fueled her drive to pursue a career in law and become an agent of change.
Before law school, Ms. Smith studied criminal justice and psychology which helps her understand client needs and personality dynamics. While in law school, she interned at the Ohio Supreme Court where she worked alongside Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, the Ohio Senate, and the Ohio House of Representatives on correcting Ohio’s bail policies. Ms. Smith served as a law clerk and legal intern for various law firms in Central Florida and Ohio, where she gained experience and knowledge in insurance defense. She participated in several mock trial and moot court competitions which bolstered her ability to argue, debate and negotiate.
She has volunteered her time with the Humane Society, Carlyle House Assisted Living, and participated as a mentor in the PEERS Mentorship Program. During her free time, Allana enjoys spending time with her dog, cat, and an array of houseplants. She also enjoys reading, writing, and baking homemade desserts and pastries.
- J.D., 2020
University of Florida Levin College of Law
- B.A., 2017, Criminal Justice Studies, Psychology
University of Dayton
- Awards for Highest Grade: Civil Procedure II, Legal Research & Writing II, Legal Research & Writing I, Legal Drafting
- Florida Journal of Technology Law & Policy