Tom E. Smith
Tom E. Smith

Tom E. Smith Senior Trust Advisor

Joined Northern Trust



  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Dayton
  • Juris Doctor from University of Cincinnati


  • Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)


Tom serves as a Senior Trust Advisor and Relationship Manager on a Wealth Management team in Pasadena. He is responsible for the administration of large, complex trusts for individuals and families including revocable, irrevocable, retirement, and charitable trusts. His duties include working with sophisticated estate plans and advising clients on matters relating to tax, investments, and property transfer.


Tom joined Northern Trust in 2013 serving as a Trust Account Manager on a Chicago Wealth Management team working with high net worth clients. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Tom was a practicing attorney for eight years, specializing in estate planning, estate administration, and tax matters.

Community Involvement

Tom volunteers for a variety of causes in the Pasadena and greater Los Angeles communities. He has spent much of his volunteer time at Pasadena Humane Society where he is involved in animal enrichment activities and promoting adoption.