I wake each day torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savour the world. It makes it hard to
plan my day.

:: E. B. White

Thomas Fenton Smith

Tom has practiced law in Delaware and Colorado for over thirty-five years.  He is a former Assistant Attorney General in both Delaware and Colorado, and he served as Pitkin County Attorney for seven years. He is now Town Attorney for the Town of Basalt and general counsel to the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority.  Tom’s practice emphasizes civil litigation (real property, land use, contracts, and construction, local government law and land use law.


B.A. University of Notre Dame (1970)
J.D. University of Colorado (1974)

Professional and Community Service:

Town Attorney, Town of Basalt, Colorado
General Counsel, Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority
Pitkin County Attorney
Assistant Attorney General State of Delaware
Assistant Attorney General, State of Colorado
Commissioner, Colorado Water Quality Control Commission
Gates Foundation Fellowship, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government