Our Team

Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC

Meet the wonderful team of attorneys at Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC. Our attorneys and staff are armed with the legal knowledge and expertise to help you.


Heather Rooney McBride, Member

Attorney Heather Rooney McBride is the founding member of Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC. She practiced with a large civil litigation firm and then a mid-sized general practice firm before opening this firm in 2011. Heather’s primary practice areas include estate planning and trust administration, business and real estate transactions and litigation matters, and corporate law, including compliance, human resources, and employment issues.

Scott A. Smith, Member

Scott is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy, family law, social security disability, personal injury, and traffic law.

Austin E. Williamson, Senior Associate

Prior to joining Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC, Attorney Austin E. Williamson practiced in Little Rock, Arkansas for 6 years where he focused his practice on domestic and probate law.  Austin served as a certified Attorney Ad Litem in Arkansas, working closely with children and families in that role.  Austin served as an officer of […]

Mallory N. McDonald, Associate

Mallory N. McDonald joined Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC in 2017 and will be focusing her practice in the areas of general civil, estate planning, and domestic matters. Mallory obtained her J.D. from the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law in 2016, where she served as a staff member of the UMKC Law Review and of The Urban Lawyer.

Robert A. Grosser, Of Counsel

Prior to joining Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC, Attorney Robert A. Grosser was a partner with a regionally recognized Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Family Law and general litigation law firm in Springfield, Missouri, where he represented individuals in cases throughout the Midwest. Robert is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, the United States District […]

James L. Nelson, Associate

James L. Nelson joined Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC in 2018 and will be focusing his practice in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning, real estate, business formation and transactions.