About the DA


Dennis A. Smith is the duly elected District Attorney of District #2, having started  his first term of office on January 6, 2003.

Mr. Smith has a varied background that over the years has covered many different sides of the Criminal Justice System.  Mr. Smith started a law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff in Woodward County in 1974.  In 1977, he joined the OSBI and was stationed in Oklahoma City.  In 1978 he was transferred to Clinton, Oklahoma, as a Resident Agent.  Mr. Smith attended Oklahoma City University Law School from 1983 to 1986, and was employed as a Legal Investigator for the late Pepper Meacham during this time.  Following Mr. Meacham’s death in 1984, Smith returned to the OSBI as a Special Agent.

Following graduation from the OCU School of Law in December of 1986, Mr. Smith became an Assistant District Attorney in District #2 with the Custer County District Attorney’s Office in January of 1987.  Mr. Smith was an Assistant District Attorney in Custer County until 1994, when he left the D.A.’s office to go into the private practice of law as a solo practitioner.  Mr. Smith worked as a private attorney until he joined Richard Dugger’s staff as First Assistant District Attorney in October of 2002 to facilitate the transition of a new District Attorney in District #2. 

Mr. Smith has been married to his wife Janice for nearly twenty-eight years.  They have four children, all graduates of Clinton High School.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Clinton Rotary Club and  the Clinton Church of Christ.  Mr. Smith has a unique hobby, he has been the radio voice of Clinton High School sports for over sixteen years.  Mr. Smith’s other hobbies include hunting and fishing, and he is a student of the American Civil War.  He is also an avid baseball fan, and as an alum of Oklahoma State University follows OSU sports.

Mr. Smith invites any of the citizens of District #2 to contact him at his main office in District #2 at Arapaho, Oklahoma.


Last modified: February 05, 2004