Timothy Smith is a partner at HORNE where he serves both private industry and public entities. He focuses on developing relationships with decision-makers across state and local government and the private sector, and shepherding them through decision-making regarding grant implementation, management and compliance. He also guides and participates in consulting projects for state agencies, local governments and private-sector businesses.
Timothy joined the firm in 2016 with more than a decade of previous experience specializing in both the private and government sectors. He focused mainly on administrative compliance, legislative process and project implementation while working as in-house counsel with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Timothy has also litigated complex civil matters, argued cases in the Mississippi Supreme Court, worked with the Mississippi Legislature and is an intellectual property attorney with experience in the prosecution of patents, copyrights and trademarks.
Timothy prides himself on delivering matter-of-fact, practical guidance for his clients through clear communication and timely delivery of services. He is also a connector that diagnoses issues and connects those issues to skill-set specific solutions.
Timothy holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Delta State University and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University.