Chioma Chukwu-Smith is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation group. Chioma represents clients in a wide range of matters including contract disputes, business disputes, real estate disputes, general civil litigation, complex litigation, and commercial litigation. Her attention to detail, analytical skills, and dedication to achieving favorable outcomes for her clients set her apart as a trusted advocate in and out of the courtroom. Chioma is committed to providing personalized and strategic legal solutions tailored to her clients’ needs.

After completing her Juris Doctorate, Chioma clerked for the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District and then continued to expand her legal knowledge as a post-doctoral fellow at Saint Louis University School of Law, where she focused on advanced studies in employment law and litigation strategies. Following her fellowship, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Missouri, where she gained invaluable experience in federal court procedures and honed her research and writing skills. With a strong academic background and hands-on experience in both judicial and academic settings, Chioma brings a unique perspective and depth of knowledge to her role as an associate in the firm’s litigation department.

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. (2021)
    • Law Review: Saint Louis University Law Journal
      • Editor-in-Chief: Volume 65
      • Staff Editor: Volume 64
    • Honors and Awards
      • Jody A. Hanson Law Journal Student Award
      • 2021 SLU Law Student of the Year
      • Academic Excellence Awards: Fall 2020, Spring 2021
      • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
      • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
    • International & Comparative Law Concentration
    • Moot Court I—Oral Arguments: Highest Overall Team Score
    • Legal Research and Writing—Oral Argument: Top Grade
    • Activities:
      • Student Bar Association, 3L Representative (2020–2021)
      • Black Law Students Association, Vice-President (2019–2020)
      • SLU Law Ambassador (2019–2021)
  • State University of New York, B.A. in English (2007)


Community Involvement
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Mound City Bar Association
  • Women’s Law Association
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
    • Women’s Justice Award: 2021 Leaders of Tomorrow
Publications & Presentations