Mr. Smith is a member of the Hinkle Law Firm LLC in Wichita, Kansas, where he practices employee benefits law. Mr. Smith received his law degree with honors from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1988, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team, the recipient of the Foulston Siefkin prize for best appellate brief and the Am. Jur. Award in Insurance Law. Following graduation, he served as research attorney for the Honorable Robert E. Davis of the Kansas Court of Appeals.