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Kevin Murray Smith

Kevin Murray Smith

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Appeals

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    2 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    2 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    2 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Glenn Mead Conway

    Kevin is a very thorough and conscientious attorney. He works diligently for his clients and gets great results!!


    Glenn Conway Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

129 Church Street, Ste. 400
New Haven, CT, 06510-2052




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Merit AwardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association2013
New Haven's FinestNew Haven Advocate2013
Distinguished Academic Achievement, Trial PracticeQuinnipiac University School of Law2007
Dean's ScholarQuinnipiac University School of Law2007
Dean's ScholarQuinnipiac University School of Law2006
Distinguished Academic Achievement, Employment LawQuinnipiac University School of Law2006
Dean's ScholarQuinnipiac University School of Law2005
Dean's ScholarQuinnipiac University School of Law2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole ProprietorKevin Smith, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
PartnerPattis & Smith, LLC2009 - 2010
Certified Legal InternOffice of the Chief Public Defender, Appellate Division2006 - 2007
Yale Sappern FellowNew Haven Judicial District Superior Court2005 - 2006
Judicial Extern for the Honorable Linda K. LagerNew Haven Judicial District Superior Court2005 - 2006
AssociateLaw Offices of Norman Pattis2005 - 2009
InternLaw Offices of Norman Pattis2005 - 2007
Chapter LeaderUnited Federation of Teachers2002 - 2004
TeacherNew York City Teaching Fellow2001 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Gonzalezacquitted of all charges
State v. PearsonAcquitted of all charges
State v. LombraConviction Overturned, Ruling Issued From The Bench, Client Released Immediately

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Publication NameTitleDate
Connecticut Law TribuneDiscretion Debate: Study, attorneys note inconsistent sentences in child pornography cases2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate, cum laude2007
City University of New York, Hunter CollegeEducationMasters Degree2003
Davidson CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts, with Honors2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
November MeetingFOIA2012