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Jason Scott Smith

Jason Scott Smith

also known as J. Scott Smith

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Family, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property

About Me

J. Scott Smith is a native of North Carolina.  Born in Greensboro and raised in Northern Davidson County throughout the school year and Kernersville in the summers, Mr. Smith loves being at home in North Carolina.  After graduating from high school, Mr. Smith attended Davidson County Community College where he earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  After graduating, he was accepted to the Criminal Justice program at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  After some soul searching, Mr. Smith decided that law enforcement was not what he wanted to do.  He decided instead to chase his dreams of becoming a professional musician.  This did not pan out.  However, Mr. Smith did get to showcase his talent and band for Warner Bros. at a stadium show in Jacksonville, NC in front of ten thousand event goers.  He also showcased for Atlantic Records in New York's famed C.B.G.B.s before it closed.  His group also made number 87 nationally in the "active rock" category.  After coming to the close of his musical quest and graduating from Guilford College in Greensboro with an A.B. in English, Mr. Smith decided to go to law school.  In August 2003, Mr. Smith began law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.  He graduated with his Juris Doctor in December 2005.  Mr. Smith moved back to North Carolina shortly after graduation and opened Lawsmith in Kernersville in June 2007.  After over 3 years of practicing law in Kernersville, Mr. Smith decided to move his practice to Winston-Salem, where it is currently located.  In 2013, Mr. Smith opened another office in Greensboro, North Carolina and hired Josh Lopez as an associate attorney.  Mr. Smith is an active D.W.I. practitioner and is a member of the National College of D.U.I. Defense Lawyers.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    8 years
  2. Family: 23%
    8 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 21%
    8 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    8 years
  5. Intellectual Property: 1%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

26 total 

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Contact Info

LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC

250 Executive Park Blvd, Ste 100
Winston-Salem, NC, 27103-1534

LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC

204 Muirs Chapel Road
Suite 100
Greensboro, NC, 27410

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCAuthorized to practice law200706/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
National Interstate Trucking ConferenceAPITLA2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
10 Best By State Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
2015 NTL SummitThe National Trial Lawyers2015
10 Best by State Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
DWI Scientific and Technical TopicsDrugs and Alcohol Risk Management2015
The DWI SeminarDrugs and Alcohol Risk Management2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Mastering Scientific EvidenceNCDD & TCDLA2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Premier 100American Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
10 Best By State Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
2014 Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2014
10 Best by State Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
DWI Means Defend with IngenuityNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Top LawyerGlobal Directory of Who's Who2014
Top 100 DWI Attorneys State of North CarolinaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
2014 Texas Regional Seminar Voir DireTrial Lawyer's College2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
10 Best by State Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 under 40The American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
2013 Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2013
DWI Means Defend With IngenuityNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
U. S. Supreme Court Bar AdmissionUnited States Supreme Court2012
Advanced DWI Adding Depth to the DefenseNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2012
2012 Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2012
2012 DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity CLENational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Understanding and Defending Drug Recognition Expert CasesDrugs and Alcohol Risk Management2011
New & Creative Ideas for Winning DWI Trials:Preparing for BattleNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2011
Defending DWI & Traffic Stops From An Ex-Cop's Perspective!Asset Seminars and SBI Seminars2011
2011 Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2011
ARIDEDrugs and Alcohol Risk Management2011
1st Annual Virginia EC/IR II SeminarMichael C. Tillotson, LLC2010
Advanced DWI: Challenging and Using Expert Witnesses & TestimonyNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2010
NHTSA 24 hour Standardized Field Sobriety Tests PractitionerDrugs and Alcohol Risk Management2009
Dan CertificateWorld Taekwondo Headquarters2004
Best Oral Argument For PetitionerFlorida Coastal School of Law2003
Law Enforcement Skills FamiliarizationDavidson County Community College1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member/ManagerLAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC2007 - Present
Summer Adjunct Criminal Law ProfessorHigh Point University2006 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association of Premier DUI AttorneysFounding Member2015 - Present
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMember2015 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationState Ambassador2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
International Association of Arson InvestigatorsMember2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2009 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2008 - Present
Forsyth County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeN/A2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. M. L.Case DISMISSED at the close of all evidence
State v. V.J.Not Guilty
State v. J.C.Guilty plea to two misdemeanors no jail no registry

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Strategies in Defending DWI CasesResurrecting the Old DWI2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Guilford CollegeEnglishA.B.2003
Davidson County Community CollegeCriminal JusticeA.A.S.1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Strategies in Defending DWI Cases in North CarolinaStrategies in Defending DWI Cases in North Carolina2009