Barber Emerson

Glee S. Smith, Jr., Of Counsel

Glee S. Smith

Born Rozel, Kansas, April 29, 1921.

Admitted to:

  • Kansas Bar, 1947

Also of Counsel: Smith, Burnett & Larson, L.L.C., Larned, Kansas.

Email: gsmith@barberemerson.com

Martindale-Hubbell Rated

Practice Areas:

  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • General Civil Practice

Education:

  • University of Kansas, J.D., 1947
  • University of Kansas, A.B., 1943
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Order of the Coif.

Military Service:

  • 1st Lt., Army Air Forces, 1943-1945

Professional Associations:

  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Southwest Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association (Member 1947-Present, Board of Governors, 1982-1992)
  • American Bar Association (Member 1947-Present, House of Delegates 1982-1992, Executive Committee 1989-1991)
  • County Attorney, Pawnee County, 1949-1953
  • President, Kansas County Attorneys Association, 1951-1952
  • State Senate, 1957-1973
  • President Pro Tem, State Senate, 1965-1973
  • Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1961-1963
  • Member, Kansas Judicial Council, 1961-1963
  • Chairman, Senate Ways and Means Committee, 1963-1964
  • Kansas Legislative Council and Finance Council, 1963-1973
  • Kansas Commissioner to National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1963-Present
  • Kansas Delegate to The American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1982-1992
  • Member, Board of Governors, 1987-1990
  • Member, Kansas Board of Regents, 1975-1983 (Chhairman 1977-1979)
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Legal Services Corporation, 1975-1979
  • President, Kansas University Alumni Association, 1991-1992 (Life member 1947-Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1980-2003
  • Fellow: Kansas Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Foundation (Chairman, ABA Task Force on Solo and Small Firm Practitioners, 1990-1992
  • Chairman, ABA Committee on Applying Federal Legislation to Congress, 1993-1995)
  • The Judge Hugh Means American Inn of Court

Awards:

  • Recipient: Distinguished Alumnus Citation, University of Kansas School of Law, 1976
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Kansas, 1984
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Kansas University Alumni Association, 1989
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