Ellen Smith joined Boyle & Leonard, P.A. in 2014.  Ms. Smith began her career as an assistant state attorney after graduation from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2011.  Since becoming a member of the Florida bar, Ms. Smith has conducted numerous jury trials.  During law school, Ms. Smith clerked at Liles, Gavin & George P.A.  She also was a certified legal intern and worked at Jacksonville’s Office of General Counsel and in her law school’s foreclosure clinic.  Ms. Smith graduated in the top three percent of her law school class and participated in her school’s Moot Court Honor Board.

Ms. Smith is originally from the Tampa bay area and is happy to be part of Boyle & Leonard, P.A.  She focuses her practice on insurance coverage disputes, insurance claim presentation, bad faith matters, and appeals.


  • Juris Doctorate – Florida Coastal School of Law, 2011

Magna Cum Laude; Moot Court Honor Board

  • Bachelor of Science – Human Sciences, Florida State University, 2008

Cum Laude; Golden Key Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society,

Order of Omega Honor Society



  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers


  • Boyle & Leonard, P.A.

Associate Attorney

  • Sixth Judicial Circuit, Office of Bernie McCabe State Attorney

Assistant State Attorney

  • Liles, Gavin & George, P.A.

Law Clerk

  • City of Jacksonville, Office of General Counsel

Certified Legal Intern

  • Florida Coastal School of Law Foreclosure Clinic

Certified Legal Intern