PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Contact Information

Location
Law Enforcement Center
230 N Main Street, Suite 125
Driggs, ID 83422

Other
208-354-2990 (phone)
208-354-2994 (fax)
prosdocs@co.teton.id.us

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 - 5, or by appointment

Official Facebook:
@TetonCountyProsecutingAttorney

Meet the Prosecuting Attorney

Bailey A. Smith - Prosecuting Attorney

Ms. Smith was elected as Prosecuting Attorney in November 2020 and took office in January 2021. As Prosecuting Attorney, Ms. Smith is the highest ranking legal official in Teton County, and oversees the criminal and civil divisions of the Teton County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. In addition to her management role, Ms. Smith personally litigates all felony criminal cases and mental commitments in the County and provides 24-hour-a-day legal counsel to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office. Ms. Smith also handles select misdemeanor, juvenile, civil defense, risk management and discrete advisory matters.

Prior to being elected as Prosecuting Attorney, Ms. Smith served Teton County as Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. As Chief Deputy, Ms. Smith handled felony criminal cases and assisted former Prosecuting Attorney Billie Siddoway with misdemeanor matters and managing the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Before moving to Teton County, Ms. Smith worked for over six years as a litigator at prominent law firms in New York City. There, she handled high-stakes criminal and regulatory investigations involving money laundering, insider trading, accounting fraud and bribery. She also handled complex commercial disputes and advised clients on a range of regulatory matters. Aside from her paying work, Ms. Smith provided pro-bono legal services to individuals in need. She represented indigent clients in numerous criminal matters involving issues such as narcotics trafficking, identity theft, credit card fraud, battery, supervised release violations and government services fraud. In 2018, she worked with Lawyers Without Borders in Tanzania training prosecutors and judges on the prosecution of human trafficking cases and evidentiary and case management skills.

Ms. Smith earned her J.D. with high honors from the George Washington University Law school in Washington, D.C. While there, she worked for the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Ms. Smith attended the University of Richmond and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in political science and double minors in Spanish and Italian.

In her free time, Ms. Smith is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to horseback ride, ski and hike. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends and Bernese Mountain Dog, Zoe.

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