Amy K. Smith - Bell, Davis & Pitt P.A.

Amy K. Smith

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 336-714-4128

Amy Smith focuses her practice on wills, estates, trusts and tax law.

Amy began her legal career with Bell, Davis & Pitt soon after graduating from law school. Prior to joining Bell, Davis & Pitt, she worked with the certified public accounting firm of Ernst and Young LLP as an accountant in its tax compliance practice.

Amy enjoys assisting clients in developing their estate plans for the transfer of wealth to future generations, and implementing those plans by representing fiduciaries in the administration of estates, trusts and guardianships. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, and related tax and charitable planning, through which she is able to fully utilize her legal, accounting, and tax background. She also regularly advises clients concerning deferral of income tax consequences for qualified retirement plans. 

As a professional, Amy has served on various boards for local organizations such as The Winston-Salem Foundation, Wake Forest University, The Hospice Foundation, and the Winston-Salem Estate Planning Council. As a parent, Amy has coached many youth sports teams and has taught Mission Friends and other classes at her church.

Throughout her childhood, Amy lived in North Palm Beach, Florida, and then attended college at Western Carolina University, where she played slow-pitch softball on a nationally-ranked team. After attending Wake Forest University for law school, she settled in Winston-Salem. Outside of the office, Amy and her husband have devoted themselves to raising their four children, leading their children’s activities, and serving others.


Wake Forest UniversityJ.D. 1988Western Carolina UniversityBS 1984

Office Location

Century Plaza, Suite 600
100 North Cherry Street
P.O. Box 21029
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1029
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law of the Greensboro Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Greensboro Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law of the Greensboro Metro Area
Amy K. Smith has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Amy K. Smith has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Amy K. Smith has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Elder Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Gift Planning, Probate, Succession Planning, Tax, Trust Administration)