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Daniel W. Smith

Phone: 919-863-6169

Daniel W. Smith, a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, grew up in Clemmons, NC.  Mr. Smith concentrates his practice in community association management, transaction real estate, corporate and business law and multifamily/apartment management law.  Mr. Smith graduated from Whittier College in Whittier, California with a Bachelors of Arts in Studies in American Law and received his Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, NC. 

Mr. Smith came to Brownlee Whitlow Praet & File, PLLC after serving as the Assistant General Counsel for the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, where he established and oversaw all legal collections efforts for environmental administrative penalties for the state.  Mr. Smith represented all of NCDEQ’s divisions, in conjunction with the North Carolina Attorney General’s office in a myriad of civil actions including violations of air quality regulations, underground storage tanks regulations, public water supply regulations and land sedimentation regulations.   Mr. Smith also focused on public records requests, drafting and reviewing contracts/agreements and employment law.

Prior to his time at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Mr. Smith worked for North Carolina State House Representative Rob Bryan as his Staff Attorney.  Mr. Smith concentrated on providing Rep. Bryan with legal guidance on proposed and filed legislation, lobbying and ethics laws, responding to legislation concerns from district constituents, and meeting with State Senators and Representatives on a daily basis for a wide variety of legislative and legal matters.

When not working, Mr. Smith enjoys golfing, relaxing at the beach, and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. 

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District 
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Wake County Bar
  • Ronald McDonald House Volunteer

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Community Association Representation
  • Transaction Real Estate
  • Corporate/Business Law
  • Multi-Family/Apartment Management Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar (2015)

Educational Background

  • Charlotte School of Law, J.D. (2015)
  • Whittier College, B.A. (2012)