Employee Spotlight – February 2017

Terie Smith - IT Director

Name:   Terie Smith
Birthday:   February, 24th
Where are you from? Where do you live now?   Born and raised in LA – live about a half a mile from the hospital I was born at in LA.

Company Related:

What is your role at LiveLitigation, and why is it exciting to you?
IT Director. With the ever changing tech landscape I am always having to think about what’s new and next for our clients.

How long have you worked here?
Been with the company off and on since 2007. In total, about 8 years.

What do you like best about working at LiveLitigation?
The people, I work with some of the greatest people.

If you could pick one theme to turn into a book about LiveLitigation, what would it be?
Revolutionizing an outdated legal system.

What have you gained from working here?
Heartburn, lol, no – It’s interesting being on the service side for the legal industry. Most interactions people have usually are the opposite, where you are seeking services either for relief or defense.

What is your proudest moment at LiveLitigation?
We’ve always been an organization that takes on challenges, from the minor to the major. While like others we may stumble, we always get back up and solve it. I like our tenacity and dedication to our goals.

Professional Background:

What did you do before LiveLitigation, and why did you choose to work here?
I’ve been in the Tech Industry for almost 20 years. Always fixing something on-site or in person. This job offered me a chair and a phone, but more than that, it offered a change of pace which I needed at that time in my life. Monotony can stall personal growth.

What was your first job?
Jr. Lifeguard at a local pool.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I’d go back to consulting, perhaps spend more time being more active with good causes.

What did you want to be when growing up?
A Secret Agent


How would you describe yourself in 10 keywords or fewer?
Analytical, Persistent, Impatient, Determined

What are your three most overused words/phrases?
Hey what’s up, That’s what’s up, lol

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
A challenge

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
3 of my best friends so they can suffer with me and keep me company.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Atlanta, GA

If you were a box of cereal, which one would you be? Why?
Raisin Bran. Because it’s the cereal I most like eating.

Cats or Dogs?

If you were allowed one superpower, what would it be?
Read minds

What would you most likely be doing on a normal Saturday afternoon in your free time?
Working a USC Sporting Event

Favorite movie?

Favorite movie line?
“We’re both travelling through life…, in a car with no brakes!”

What is your pet peeve?

Android or iPhone?

Favorite type of food?

Favorite restaurant?
El Torrito Grill

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
Wireless Communication

Mac or PC?

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Go out and play sports

What’s the last book you read?
The Hunger Games

What is the first concert you attended?

If your life were a song, what would the title be?
“You Gotta Be”

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Failure is not the opposite of success, just a step on the road to it.

Cake or Pie?

Last thing you watched on Netflix?
House of Cards

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet?
Nelson Mandela

What is one item on your bucket list?
Win the Lottery

Complete this sentence: Most people don’t know that I…
Speak German