O. Nicole Smith

As a Partner at Langdon & Emison, Nicole handles a wide variety of product liability and personal injury cases.

Nicole is an integral part of the legal team at Langdon & Emison, where her strong research and writing skills are used to serve her personal injury clients.  Nicole manages petitions and complaints, other pleadings, briefs, and discovery, and also supports the management of the firm’s mass tort dockets.

A National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40 honoree in the category of civil plaintiff’s litigation, Nicole joined the firm in 2018 after clerking for the firm during law school. She gained outstanding experience early in her legal career as a clerk for judges at the state appellate and county levels. Nicole has also previously worked for a mass tort firm and as an associate.

A graduate of the KCMBA’s Bar Leadership Academy, Nicole remains active in the legal community as a member of several professional organizations including the AWL of Greater Kansas City and the KCMBA.  She earned a scholarship from the Lafayette County Bar Association for her excellence as a law student at the University of Kansas, where she served on the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy and was a research assistant for a professor.


University of Kansas School of Law; Lawrence, KS

May 2015 Juris Doctor (J.D.),

  • Advocacy Certificate

  • CALI Award, Healthcare Financing & Regulation

  • Symposium Editor, Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy

  • Research Assistant, Professor Stephen Ware

William Jewell College; Liberty, MO

Dec. 2011 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science

  • Dean’s List and Cardinal Scholar Athlete

  • Academic and community scholarships


Professional Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City

  • Women En Masse

  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group