Graduated from Sharon High School in 1966 and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. This was followed by admission to the Oklahoma University School of Law and graduation in 1973. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court as well as other Federal courts and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He has extensive trial experience and has participated in litigation in Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas as well as Oklahoma.
graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School in 1991. He then attended the University of Central Oklahoma and obtain a degree in 1995. This was followed by admission to the Oklahoma City University School of Law where he graduated cum laude in 1998.
graduated from Woodward High School in 1984. He then attended Oklahoma State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1988. Mr. Smithton also played football for the Cowboys from 1984-1987, earning 3 varsity letters and was
a member of the 1984 and 1985 Gator Bowl Teams and the 1987 Sun Bowl Team.