Aggressive & Compassionate


We have practiced law for many years and have never lost touch with our passion for the work. We give people a voice and uncover the solutions our clients need when life has taken an unexpected turn.

At Smith & Parnell LLC, we have a long history of protecting the interests of good people and good causes throughout Missouri. Our team of Columbia lawyers goes beyond the status quo in legal representation, working hard to make sure the interests of the public are represented even when no mechanisms are in place to do so.

One example of this dedication is the Citizens Police Review Board, which we played a key role in organizing to give Missouri residents the opportunity to stand up against unethical treatment from law enforcement.

David Tyson Smith has earned recognition from peers and from satisfied clients while taking on seemingly impossible cases that the average attorney would not touch. He has filed lawsuits against large corporate entities, such as tobacco companies, and uncovered evidence in criminal investigations that absolved his clients of fault when the cards were stacked against them.

Similarly, Malia Parnell is an unwavering advocate for Missouri families and injury victims, guiding them through the challenging personal issues they face and protecting them through strategic and ethical legal strategies. She approaches every family law and personal injury case with a genuine concern and dedication for the best interests of her clients, whether they have suffered in a car accident or have children caught in the middle of a divorce.

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Learn more about the career history of our attorneys by clicking on the links below, or contact us directly to schedule a consultation. We can be reached online or by telephone at 573-442-4646 to discuss your legal needs.