I wish I had retained him sooner, his help has been immeasurable.


After having a consult with Steve, I quickly realized he was the attorney I needed on my side. His presence in the courtroom is unmatched and his straightforward personality never left me with uncertainty. My family and I are beyond pleased with the work he has done for us.


Attorney Smith has represented me in the past and I would not hesitate to hire him again if I need an attorney. He is no-nonsense with a lot of experience who tells you like it is and does not waste time or your money. I definitely recommend him.


I hired Steve after speaking with roughly 4 other attorneys. He didn't mince words, was straight to the point, and told me what to expect. He was spot on. I was happy with the result of my case and while I hope I don't ever need an attorney again, I would most certainly hire Steve to assist me and would recommend him to any family and friends. He isn't flashy, showy or self-praising like some others in the area. Very appreciative of that.


Steve Smith is a very knowledgeable, straightforward and experienced attorney who is also very easy to work with.


Carl E. Woock

Carl E. Woock

Carl E. Woock

Carl E. Woock is a litigator and trial lawyer, whose practice focuses on civil matters.

 For many years, Carl represented Maine hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other professionals in medical malpractice claims. In defending healthcare providers in high-stakes litigation, Carl has ample experience preparing for cases involving serious injuries and complex issues. Beyond medical malpractice, Carl has litigated real estate disputes, construction cases, and personal injury claims. While not every case may involve a catastrophic loss or complex legal issues, Carl approaches each case focused on how to help achieve the client’s goals, taking seriously his role as an efficient and zealous advocate.

Carl attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude, in 2015. While at law school, Carl coauthored a law review article with constitutional law professor Jason Mazzone. Their article was published in the North Carolina Law Review. Carl also excelled in the law school’s largest moot court competition, being selected as one of four students to argue before a panel of federal judges in an honorary round. Finally, Carl worked with the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender, gaining real world experience representing indigent individuals convicted of crimes.

Carl lives in Jefferson with his girlfriend, Jaina, in a home they share with their three dogs and pet rabbit. Carl is an avid soccer fan, frequent runner, enthusiastic hiker, reluctant gardener, and gradually-improving chef.

Accolades & Awards



  • University of Illinois College of Law
    Juris Doctor (J.D.), cum laude
  • Bowdoin College
    Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Double Major: Government & Legal Studies, English & American Literature

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