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Christel Smith came to the firm as a part-time legal assistant in May of 2018 after retiring from a 35-year career in Language Arts and German Education at Seward and Elwood Public Schools.


Christel completed a BA from Nebraska Wesleyan University and MA from the University of NE at Kearney. She is married to Alan Smith of Eustis, Nebraska, where they farm and operate a cow/calf herd. Alan and Christel have two grown sons, Ethan and wife Lauren of Ft. Worth, TX and Morgan and wife Bailey of Eustis.


Christel currently serves on the Council of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis, is a long time member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an education honorary, and she enjoys traveling, gardening, and time spent with family and friends.

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