Caleb Smith is a paralegal at the Bukowsky Law Firm and a part-time student at the University of Missouri School of Law, where he has been enrolled since the fall of 2013. Caleb expects to graduate from the MU School of Law in May, 2018. In the summer of 2014, Caleb won the CALI award for placing first in his Advanced Legal Writing course. In 2015, Caleb was accepted into Phi Delta Phi, the International Legal Honor Society. Before law school, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Leadership and Public Service from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011.
Caleb has been with the Bukowsky Law Firm since August, 2011. Over the last several years, Caleb has participated in numerous victories by the Bukowsky Law Firm, including:
- participating in the defense resulting in the only not guilty jury trial verdict on a Boone County murder in the last 50 years;
- assisting in securing the freedom of Anthony Williams, imprisoned 20 years for a wrongful conviction;
- securing the acquittal of a MU student accused of filing a false police report by MUPD; and
- participating in the appeal which reversed an involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Several of Caleb’s roles include conducting initial consultations and witness interviews, serving subpoenas, conducting legal research, drafting legal memorandum, writing various motions, efiling documents, taking reenactment photos and videos, and serving as a witness in proceedings. In preparation for trial, Caleb has drafted direct and cross examination questions, prepared exhibits and indexes, coordinated witness scheduling, researched veniremen for biases, and prepared jury instructions. Caleb is a Notary Public for the State of Missouri.