William S. Smith

is a Lawyer in Des Moines, IA

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Peer Rating  5/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law


  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Agricultural Law
  • Taxation

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 801 Grand Ave., Ste. 3700
Des Moines, IA 50309

Overall Peer Rating

5 out of 5

  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1968, Iowa; 1972, U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Supreme Court
EducationUniversity of Iowa, B.B.A.; University of Iowa, J.D.
Additional Bio DetailsPhi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif; Blackstone Inn of Court (Past President). Certified Public Accountant, Illinois and Iowa, 1970. Contributing Editor: Life Insurance Trusts in the Estate Plan, Drake Law Review (1995); Iowa Legal Research Guide in Criminal Law & Prosecution, Drake Law School, 2002. Lecturer, Taxation Law, Drake University Law School, 1982-2000. Former Member, Board of Directors, Lawyers Trust Account Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa. Fellow: Iowa State Bar Association.

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