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Elizabeth Smithart Honored with Commissioners Award

Elizabeth Smithart Honored with Commissioners Award

MIRIMAR BEACH, Fla. and MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama State Bar has awarded Elizabeth Smithart the 2022 Commissioners Award.

Smithart was presented with the award at the 145th Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar on June 25, 2022, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Fla. Smithart was celebrated for the many ways she has impacted her community and profession.

Smithart was a 1989 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. Smithart’s bar service includes serving on the Executive Committee (2021-2022), Board of Bar Commissioners, former chair of the Women’s Section, former Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section and former member of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee. In addition, Smithart has served on multiple committees and task forces. She is also an Alabama Law Foundation Fellow.

Alabama State Bar President Taze Shepard said, “The Alabama State Bar is proud to award Elizabeth Smithart with the Commissioners Award. She has been dedicated to the improvement of the administration of justice in Alabama for many years.”

Smithart’s experience has included legislative counsel, public boards, public board liability, municipal law, probate matters, deeds, simple wills and trust, powers of attorney, litigation, products liability, wrongful death, personal injury, and workers’ compensation.

She actively engages in the following mediation areas, having received training and certificates in all categories: general civil mediation, domestic mediation, domestic violence mediation, appellate mediation and advanced mediation. Smithart continues to provide pro bono assistance in all areas listed.

“Elizabeth Smithart is very deserving of this award,” Alabama State Bar Executive Director Terri Lovell said. “We have all benefited from her contributions to the Alabama State Bar.”


The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama. Created in 1879, the Alabama State Bar became an integrated bar in 1923 by an act of the legislature. Since then, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. It is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

View other award recipients here.


Melissa Warnke
Director of Communications
Alabama State Bar
(334) 517-2218