Glenda has been practicing law since 1992. She is licensed in Indiana and Ohio. Glenda is a graduate of Indiana University at Indianapolis. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Masters of Public Affairs and Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
Glenda is particularly interested in the protection of civil rights; without civil rights we cease to be a civilization. Glenda is currently admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ohio Southern District Court, Indiana and Ohio State Courts. She predominately works in the Ohio Southern District Court. She writes appellate briefs for the United States Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit and Ohio First and Second Appellate Districts. She has been successful in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Ohio Second District Court of Appeals. Glenda has also been successful in the Indiana Court of Appeals. She wrote a Writ of Certiorari and rehearing to the United State s Supreme Court regarding the jury selection process in Ohio.
The Writ of Certiorari and rehearing was denied. However, the Ohio jury selection process will be challenged again. The more it is challenged, the more likely the issue will be heard by the United States Supreme Court.
Glenda is a trustee of the Lawyers Club. For years, she has provided pro bono (free) legal services to citizens via the Hamilton County Legal Aid Society Volunteer Lawyers Project. Glenda is in many organizations and a member of Zion Global Ministries, West Chester, Ohio. She is an evangelist and in 2009 started a youth Bible study in Bond Hill, Ohio which concluded in May 2017. Glenda periodically is a co-host with host, Senovia Byndon, on 88.3 FM, “I Hear You”, voice for youth, the civil rights and homeless segment.
In 2020 I was inducted into The National Black Lawyers Top 100. Additionally, I founded and am the CEO of Glenda A. Smith Youth Sanctuary, Inc. This non-profit was created because I believe in a world where every child and family has the resources to be successful by bringing organizations together to create a comprehensive approach that provides food, clothing, shelter, residential facility, transportation, family preservation services and Bible study to people who want these services. We believe in smart fund allocation, and therefore we rely on volunteers and do not have employed staff. Philippians 2:4. To learn more about Glenda A. Smith Youth sanctuary, Inc. visit gasmithys.com.