TIA SMITH, Managing Partner
Tia Smith is the founding member of Daniels & Smith, LLC. Her area of expertise focuses on business and family immigration and estate planning. Tia's thorough and focused analysis of each stage of the legal spectrum, and valuable insight into difficult multifaceted matters and complex cases has resulted in solid client relationships and superior work product, qualities that serve as the bedrock of Daniels & Smith.
Tia's immigration practice focuses on a variety of employment-based and family-based matters. She has extensive experience representing large corporations including domestic and international companies in the various fields of education, engineering, information technology, international religious organizations and entertainers. She works hand in hand with clients ensuring that global mobility and expansion objectives are compliant with federal immigration regulations. Tia also successfully represents individuals in federal proceedings in front of the U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Board of Immigration Appeals.
In addition to her immigration practice, Tia provides day to day counsel to clients regarding their evolving estate planning needs and regularly represents notable clients in the city with their estates and various civil matters including asset protection, business succession planning and contractual disputes. Tia’s estate clients range from families, business professionals, to chart topping artists and entertainers.
Tia attended the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, she was a member of the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Team and member of the Mock Trial Board. Tia also ventured abroad to study International & Human Rights Law in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tia was named a 2017 “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by the National Black Lawyers for her work in immigration and business law. She was also named as 2018 Atlanta’s Women of Distinction Rising Star by the national non-profit, March of Dimes. She also served as an Adjunct Professor to a local university and is an alumna of United Way’s VIP - Volunteer Involvement Program. Tia serves on various boards and speaks regularly at local seminars and legal conferences offering free legal advice to underserved communities.
Tia currently resides in the Metro Atlanta area with her husband and their 2 sons.
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2009
University of South Carolina, B.S., 2006
Certified in Corporate Ethics & Compliance Management, CECM
Memberships & Affiliations
Member, Georgia Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Advocate, Young Survivors Coalition
MARKEITH WILSON, Of Counsel
Markeith Wilson was born in North Carolina and received his B.S. in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University in 2001. Attorney Wilson served his country as an officer in the U. S. Air Force from 2001 until 2007. While still on active duty, Attorney Wilson attended Georgia State University’s school of law. Attorney Wilson received his J.D. and passed the bar in 2010. Attorney Wilson has successfully maintained a solo practice where he represented clients in criminal and family matters in Metro-Atlanta area. As a partner at the Wilson Davis Firm he currently leads the firm’s Family Law Division where they now practice all over the State. Along with the Practice of Law Markeith Wilson also loves to serve his community through church and various other civic organizations.
North Carolina A&T State University, B.S., 2001
Georgia State University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Leroy Smith, Jr. - Asset & Receivables Management Consultant
Leroy Smith handles all Executor Services for our clients that have professional estate planning needs. Leroy is a retired SVP of Bank of America, with more than 35 years of experience in Asset Management and International Finance. Leroy earned his law degree from John Marshall Law School.
Ramon Daniels- Asset & Property Appraisal Consultant
Ramon Daniels handles all appraisal services for D&S. He has more than 20 years of experience with the honest and accurate handling of appraisals throughout the State of Georgia.