May 21, 2020

Dysart Taylor is pleased to announce that shareholder/director Carol Z. Smith was named the Chair-Elect Designee Presumptive of the American Bar Association TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (FSLC) at its spring leadership meeting on May 6.

Smith will serve a one-year term as chair starting in 2022. The FSLC’s goal is to study and promote legal matters related to contract surety bonds, financial institution bonds, commercial crime protection insurance policies, and commercial and miscellaneous surety bonds.

Thirty years into practice, Smith works with some of the largest surety and fidelity underwriters in the country. In her practice, she represents surety clients in a variety of claim situations, litigation and arbitration; analyzes and defends claims on financial institution bonds and commercial crime policies; and handles claims on court fiduciary, public officials, bankruptcy trustee, supersedes and subdivision bonds.

Contact Carol Smith at or 816-714-3043.