Attorney Profile


Sarah Bean Smith

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Criminal Defense
  • State & Federal
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Corporate Crime
  • Compliance & Government Investigations
  • Social Security Disability
  • Restoration of Rights
  • Registered Tennessee Athlete Agent - NIL
  • EEOC- Employment Law


As a member of the firm for over ten years, Ms. Smith has experience in many different areas of the law. She focuses her practice on general civil litigation but also has extensive experience in the criminal defense field, as well. Ms. Smith formerly worked in the Public Defender's Office. She has served as Counsel on several white-collar defense cases and partners with her clients to provide strategic guidance during government investigations. She also is a licensed Tennessee Athlete Agent, serving student-athletes in the East Tennessee region.

Sarah and her husband Shane live in Maryville with their two sons, Luke and James. They enjoy golf, the lake, and attending sporting events at the University of Tennessee.


"There is an expression that law school does not truly teach you about the practice of law. While some may argue with this statement, I find it to be true. As an attorney, I have been exposed to several different areas of practice, including domestic, criminal, personal injury, medical malpractice and social security disability cases. Each area of the law brings unique cases and opportunities to help our clients achieve desired results. I have been involved in multiple jury trials that have allowed me to gain experience in the courtroom. However, one thing that is not unique to the area of practice, yet so very important, is the relationships built along the way. Whether your case involves criminal charges or a personal injury, the legal process is just that...a process. And that process allows me to get to know the client. And for me, that is the single greatest benefit of the legal profession."


  • Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2013
  • University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • B.S. in Business Administration - 05/2010
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2016

Pro-Bono Activities

  • President, Blount County Recovery Court Foundation Board
  • Former President (2019-2020), Maryville Junior Service League (2015-2020)
  • Former Vice President, UTC Knoxville Alumni Board

Professional Associations

  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Blount County Bar Association

Contact The Firm

Costner & Greene Attorneys at Law

315 High Street
Maryville, TN 37804




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