B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
Deborah M. Smith has been an attorney with the Wisconsin State Public Defender since 1980. She is currently the Director of the Assigned Counsel Division. She previously served as a staff attorney, regional manager, Director of Training, and Legal Counsel for the agency.
Ms. Smith received her B.A. with Honors from the UW-Milwaukee, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and is a graduate of the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University.
Ms. Smith is active with the Wisconsin State Bar and Inns of Court, and is a LEO program mentor. She is a member of the Board of Administrative Oversight for the Office of Lawyer Regulation and president of the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation Board.