Our Firm

Jeffersonville Indiana Lawyers; Representing Clients in Southern Indiana and Kentucky

Our firm has been representing clients for more than 100 years.  We represent clients in Clark, Floyd, Scott, Washington, and Harrison Counties in Indiana, and in Jefferson, Shelby, Oldham, Bullitt, and Spencer Counties in Kentucky.

History on Your Side – Dating Back to 1905

The present Smith Carpenter Law firm, previously known as Fox & Smith, is the outgrowth of a law practice commenced in 1905 by Wilmer Fox.  The senior Mr. Fox moved into the old Citizens’ Bank building located at the southeast corner of Court and Spring when that building was built in 1907.  Wilmer was joined by his son, Charles Fox, who practiced law until his death in 1975.  The law firm occupied that space until 1986 when it moved into the Holzbog House, that was built in 1896 and is located at 209 East Chestnut Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Since it’s inception the firm has had a strong heritage in Southern Indiana and now the Louisville metropolitan area, providing quality legal services in a competent and efficient manner. 

While technological advancements have changed our society since the origin of our firm, our commitment to serving the interests of our clients remains unchanged.   We listen carefully to our clients, and work tirelessly in seeking to obtain for them the best solution possible based upon their circumstances.  We are creative in problem-solving, diligent in our representation, and forceful advocates in the courtroom.

We’re Committed to Promoting Our Community 

We take great pride in being an active member in our community and advancing community interests.  Our community here in Kentuckiana is not only where we work, but where we live and raise our families.

Since the founding of our firm, we have taken a leading role in many community initiatives and organizations.  We have long been involved in community matters including:

  • Red Cross
  • Jeffersonville Main Street
  • Children and Family Advocates of Clark County
  • Henryville Tornado Assistance
  • Womens Foundation of Southern Indiana
  • Howard Steamboat Museum
  • Clark Memorial Hospital

Our attorneys have similarly contributed greatly to advancing organizations promoting legal interests, including:

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Sherman Minton Inns of Court
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referrals
  • Indiana Legal Services
  • Clark County Self Help Center
  • Foreclosure Settlement Conference Facilitators
  • Court Appointed Mediators
  • Court Appointed Guardians Ad Litem
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) for high schools in Kentucky

Our Focus is On Your Matters 

In our practice, we are singularly committed to you – our client.  To find out more about how we can serve your legal needs, please contact us.