Cory Smith

Cory Smith

Edwardsville, Illinois

Cory Smith joined Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb in 2014.  His practice areas consist primarily of criminal defense and commercial litigation.  Prior to joining Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, Mr. Smith was an assistant State's Attorney in Madison County, Illinois.  As a prosecutor, Mr. Smith gained substantial litigation experience, representing the State of Illinois in misdemeanor trials, juvenile abuse proceedings, juvenile delinquency trials, and expungement proceedings. 

Mr. Smith is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law, obtaining a Intellectual property certificate.  Mr. Smith is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a current member of the Madison County Bar Association. 

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Intellectual Property Concentration, Saint Louis University, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2011


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, Missouri
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2008
    • Major: Sports Management

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Madison County Bar Association, 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Madison County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 2011 - 2013


  • English