Town of Chapin contracts with new town attorney
Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – At Tuesday night’s regular town council meeting, the town of Chapin entered into a contract with Lisa Smith, Esquire, to act as the town’s attorney in the future. The town had been without an attorney during the last administration and former Mayor Skip Wilson used various attorneys with specific skills depending upon the type of legal issue facing the town. During the Stan Shealy administration, David Knight, the town's current mayor, acted as the town's attorney for more than 25-years.
According to her firm’s website, Lisa Lee Smith is the founding senior partner of Smith & Sullivan, LLC which is headquartered in Chapin. Lisa is a real estate, probate-planning and civil litigation attorney with vast experience representing diverse clientele that has included couples, families, fiduciaries, small and large businesses, governmental entities, and even insurance companies. Lisa’s practice includes all areas of real estate law including contract negotiations, real property counsel and litigation, residential transactions, commercial transactions and title insurance among others. She has been in the private practice of law since graduating from law school in 1995.
Lisa has a great deal of experience, leadership and involvement in a number of professional organizations. Again referencing her her firm's website, she is a past president of the Lexington County Bar Association and is very active in the South Carolina Bar Association as a member of the House of Delegates. She is a current member and a past-chair of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection. Previously, Lisa also served on the Professional Responsibility Committee, the Professional Potential Task Force, the Judicial Qualifications Committee and the Law Related Education Committee. Lisa is a member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and its Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.
Lisa is married to Pauley Smith, and they have three children who attend the Chapin area schools. In her free time, Lisa enjoys music, art, reading and traveling.
According to the agreement with the town, she will be paid on an hourly rate based on the need for her services in the future.