Attorney Beverly K. Smith was a star law student at The University of Tulsa: She was named to the Order of the Curule Chair, worked on the Tulsa Law Journal and received the 1986 Oklahoma Bar Association's Award for Outstanding Law Student.
After graduation, Beverly launched a successful career. Currently, she is a partner with Conner & Winters Law Firm where she represents publicly and privately owned companies in commercial real estate transactions, handling a broad range of business transactions, (including ranching and mining operations and regional telephone company operations), and helping individuals and families with their estate planning and related probate and trust administration matters. She also supervises many guardianship cases for the firm's clients. She is a member of the Tulsa County and Oklahoma Bar Associations and has served as president of the Tulsa Title & Probate Lawyers Association. She also is admitted to the U.S. District Court, N.D. of Oklahoma and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. The 2017 and 2018 edition of Best Lawyers of America recognized her as one of the nation's top attorneys.
In addition to her law career, Beverly enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading and participating in the Bell Choir of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, where she also serves on the Administrative Board and the Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Tulsa Town Hall and the Board of Directors of Oklahoma Methodist Manor.
Beverly maintains her star status as an alumna, sharing her time and talent in support of the College of Law, evidenced by her serving a term as president of the TU Law Alumni Association. Ensuring that a quality TU law education is accessible to students who might need financial assistance is one of her top priorities. She generously supports the TU Annual Fund for the law school, the Mabee Legal Information Center, the Law Alumni Gala, The John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture in Law, The Sharon Corbitt Memorial Scholarship Fund, The W. Thomas Coffman Scholarship in Law Endowment and The Janet K. Levit Endowed Scholarship in Law. Recently, she established a planned gift to create a needs-based scholarship endowment fund for full-time law students. Not only was it important to Beverly to support TU now, but she also found a way to continue that support by including TU in her estate plans, making sure that future generations of students will be able to enjoy the same opportunities that she did as a student. Such is the power of a planned gift.