Managing Attorney of Clinical and Experiential Programs Tiffanny Smith

Contact:  Suite 325   Email:   Phone :  202-274-7315

Tiffanny Smith is the Managing Attorney of Clinical and Experiential Programs at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law where she supervises the administration of UDC Law’s nine Clinics.   


During law school at NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Tiffanny participated in the Constitutional Litigation Clinic as a limited license intern at Ohio Justice & Policy Center (OJPC) advocating for individuals’ human and civil rights in prison. 

During and immediately following law school, Tiffanny advocated for children in high conflict custody cases and physical and sexual abuse cases. She also fought for appropriate educational supports at Children’s Law Center of Northern Kentucky. In May 2016, Tiffanny was hired by OJPC to continue working on human and civil rights in prison and to establish the Incarcerated Survivors of Domestic Violence Project. Along with representing women for release who were incarcerated for the death of their abuser, she participated in a collaborative that trained over 400 judges to more effectively responsive in domestic violence cases. Tiffanny and her client, who received the only commutation out the prison during John Kasich’s eight years as Governor, can be seen in this documentary – How a Murder Case Brought Domestic Violence to Light | The New Yorker – YouTube.

In 2020, Tiffanny moved across the country to join Legal Aid Services of Oregon as a staff attorney and pro bono coordinator where she recruited, trained and supervised volunteer attorneys to assist with Family Law Forms, Senior Law Project and Criminal Expungement. Since 2020, Tiffanny has also spent her weekends volunteering with the Justice Initiative, a community of social-justice oriented law students, lawyers, professors, organizers and activists Throughout her career, Tiffanny has consistently coordinated comprehensive summer internships at each of her organizations and mentored over 100 law students and young attorneys. In 2022, Tiffanny joined the UDC Law family.  

Tiffanny has two amazing adult children. If you ask her where she is from, she will say, “Originally from Maine,” since that is where she grew up. After eleven years as a substitute teacher and community leader, Tiffanny decided to pursue law as a third career and started law school when her son started college.  

Tiffanny is licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon and the United States Supreme Court. She is in the process of waiving into the District of Columbia.