Smith Butz Attorneys at Law remains open for business, meeting our clients in office, as well as offering virtual meetings by request for our existing and new clients.

We are available during business hours, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, at our office number: 724-745-5121. Please also feel free to contact any of us on our cell phones as listed below.

We are a full-service law firm offering services of estate/trust planning and estate administration, representation regarding oil/gas/mineral rights, corporate issues and real estate matters, employment matters, arbitration and mediation services, services for the municipal law, railroad, occupational disease, and insurance litigation defense. We remain committed to serving all of our existing clients and look forward to serving additional new clients that contact us regarding their legal needs. We appreciate your support and trust!

For more information regarding your Estate Planning needs:

Click here for information on drafting and execution of Wills, Estates & Trusts

For your convenience, our numbers are listed below, as well as on our profile bio links:

Thomas M. Butz, Esq. 412-400-0249

John M. Smith, Esq. 724-344-0922

Kendra L. Smith, Esq. 724-914-0180

Jennifer L. Schiavoni, Esq. 724-989-1094

Smith Butz Law

What Makes Us Different Makes Us Better
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With over 70 years of combined legal experience, Smith Butz, LLC is a dynamic law firm that combines big firm experience in an intimate setting. Our firm is focused on providing individualized personal attention to our clients

Personalized Attention 

At Smith Butz, LLC, we strive to

  • Uphold and adhere to the highest standards of professional legal services when advising, representing, and assisting our clients
  • Provide individualized personal attention from our experienced attorneys in an intimate setting
  • Be readily accessible to meet the ever-changing needs of our rapidly expanding client base

Contact the Attorneys of Smith Butz if you or someone you know is in need of

  • Wills and Estate/Trust Planning and Administration
  • Representation regarding oil/gas and other mineral rights
  • Railroad, Occupational Disease, and Insurance Litigation Defense
  • Legal assistance regarding your corporate issues and real estate matters
  • Legal assistance with commercial and construction litigation, collection litigation and employment matters
  • Special counsel services for municipal law
  • Arbitration and mediation services

Primary Practice Areas


Smith Butz serves the interests of clients across a broad range of business endeavors. We take pride in adding value for all of our clients, across a wide array of enterprise and transaction sizes, through our dedication to excellence of lawyering and diligence of representation.


The attorneys at Smith Butz possess the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to continually achieve success in a variety of litigation matters. Our attorneys undertake every stage of the trial process with the utmost diligence and care in assisting our clients to achieve the result they seek in a cost-efficient manner. 

Oil, Gas & Coal

When you are faced with a decision to sign a lease or any other legal document regarding your oil/gas it is critical to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side to represent you during and after lease negotiations.

Wills, Estate & Trusts

Smith Butz is fully equipped to handle any type of estate matter, regardless of the complexity or size of the estate. We draft Wills and devise estate plans and strategies for clients in an effort to assist in the preservation and transfer of wealth as well as minimize the tax consequences of wealth and transfer.

Founding Partners

Thomas M. Butz, Esq.

Thomas M. Butz, Esq.

Kendra L. Smith, Esq.

Kendra L. Smith, Esq.

John M. Smith, Esq.

John M. Smith, Esq.

From Our Clients

“I have had the pleasure of being a client of Smith Butz for several years. They have handled many of my legal needs in a variety of business and personal matters. These have included, selling one of my businesses, setting up 4 new companies, contract reviews, legal advice, setting up my personal estate and handling all of the matters associated with my mother’s estate when she passed away. All transactions were handled with excellence as well a very enjoyable interface with the staff associated at Smith Butz. I would highly recommend the law firm of Smith Butz without any reservation.”

James W. Mortimer

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