Tarsha Cassandra Smith is a private attorney engaged in general practice since 1995. Ms. Smith practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, real estate, criminal law, family law, personal injury, business law, adoptions, bankruptcy, litigation, and Landlord/Tenant. Ms. Smith is also on the Assigned Counsel Defender 18B and Part 36 Receivership panels.
Ms. Smith is admitted to practice before the Courts of New York State, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court. Previously, Ms. Smith served for two years as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Babylon and Special Assistant District Attorney and is currently working to establish Maranatha Community Legal Services, Inc., a not-for profit organization that will serve the legal needs of the indigent in the community.
Ms. Smith obtained her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and undergraduate degree from Ithaca College, following time studying in London, England. In the summer of 1991, Ms. Smith clerked for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley of the Southern District Court of New York.
Ms. Smith is one of the founders of the Amistad Suffolk County Black Bar Association and is an active member of the Suffolk County Bar Association. She has volunteered her services to grass roots organizations such as Bellport Hagerman East Patchogue Alliance, Bellport, New York and Community Housing Innovations, Patchogue, New York and gives lectures to first-time homebuyers.