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James E Smith Esq

James E Smith Esq

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    7 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    0 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Thomas G. Briody

    Devoted, dedicated, and tough. This man is a professional from one end of the courtroom to the other. I endorse him and expect nothing but the best from him, because I know that is what he delivers.


    Thomas Briody Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kara Hoopis Manosh

    I have watched Jim win a "NOT GUILTY" verdict for his client, who was accused of illegally possessing a firearm. Jim's strategy in that case was brilliant and it paid off. I have also watched Jim negotiate a resolution in an arson case that kept his client out of jail. If you want a lawyer who can do it all- negotiations or a trial- James Smith is the one to call.


    Kara Hoopis Manosh Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community



RIAuthorized to practice law200808/29/2015
NYCurrently registered 200806/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Vice PresidentICAP2006 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York County Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Rhode Island Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Narragansett Rhode Island Police DUI ArrestDUI and Breathalyzer Refusal DISMISSED
Rhode Island State Police ArrestCase DISMISSED
Warwick Rhode Island DUI ArrestCharges reduced from DUI to Reckless Driving

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Publication NameTitleDate
RI Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogHow to Handle a DUI Stop in Rhode Island2011
RI Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogOur Fifth Amendment Rights2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawJURY TRIAL ADVOCACY in CRIMINAL DEFENSENational Criminal Defense College2012
Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of LawLawJuris Doctor2001
Providence CollegeFinanceBachelor of Science1997

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