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Posted by SHC, a DUI client, Flag
Scott Smith was recommended by another attorney friend when I was pulled over for DUI while driving from a client meeting. I was completely mortified, when I crawled into Scott's office. He immediately put me at ease & I knew there was no need to interview any other lawyers. During the time of my representation, Scott & his associate Daniel Farnsworth skillfully guided me through the turbulent waters of an unknown legal system and kept me informed every step of the way. They were patient, happy to answer my multitudes of questions & even met me in their office on a Saturday afternoon! They have a magical way of making you feel you're the most important person in their firm and I honestly believe they really DO CARE about the clients they represent. Mr. Smith is a highly intelligent & knowledgeable attorney. However, his eye for detail, passion for his work and creativity in a courtroom makes him an absolute stellar defense attorney.
Posted by Rachel, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My son got himself into a sticky situation as boys are prone to do, and Scott was an incredible peace of mind as we went through the grind of getting through the legal system. Everything Scott promised he delivered, and his staff was very professional and accommodating. Another benefit was that Scott is extremely well connected. He knows an amazing amount of people in and around the courtroom who seem to like him as a person. I recommend Scott Smith wholeheartedly and although I hope to never need him again, I do keep his card in my wallet.
Posted by Manny, a DUI client, Flag
I got arrested for a first time DUI and my videotape looked kinda bad - my speech, stance and sobriety tests showing some signs of impairment. I interviewed 5 lawyers - and even though Scott was clearly on the pricier end, I felt I could trust him and he seemed to have the passion to fight for his clients and get the best possible outcome in every case. I am so glad I chose him. Mine was not a slam dunk case and on top of that I presented Scott with a very unique set of challenges to address - a mix of immigration, work and international travel related consequences that would be devastating to me if I got a DUI conviction. Scott fought till the very end and managed to negotiate a very creative plea bargain (non-DUI, traffic offenses) that uniquely satisfied my immigration and other constraints. All the other lawyers/court personnel around were like: "wow - how did he manage THAT ?!". Scott has a very strong court presence - you should see the way he breezes around and ease with which he connects with people. More importantly, I believe he possesses good court instincts - he seems to know just when/how to ask for something and when to shut up and back off. Before I left court on the final day, whoever I came in contact with - the prosecutor, the judge, another attorney, and finally my probation officer - ALL of them complimented Scott and congratulated me on choosing such a fine lawyer... and I couldn't agree more :) Thank you Scott!
Posted by Victor, a DUI client, Flag
In life you get what you pay for, and in my case, this held true. Mr. Smith recently represented me on a DUI charge. I was elated with my charges being reduced down in the middle of my trial, enabling me to keep my job. I had found a couple lawyers a little more affordable, but I felt comfort with Scott Smith and the way that he listened to me and my wife. From the first time we spoke, I could feel Mr. Smith's confidence in his ability to help me.
I definitely would hire Mr. Smith for any future issues that may arise. Thanks again Scott for your dedication to helping me keep my job.
Posted by Mark, a DUI client, Flag
I highly recommend Scott when seeking legal aid. Traffic violations, DUI's - Scott has helped me and my family. Scott and his team are professionals who offer you advice, aid in your defense and do so without being judgmental.
Posted by KELLY, a DUI client, Flag
Scott Smith is no less than amazing!! Scott represented me in a DUI matter, He showed up ready for trial, came into the court room wth confidence knew the judge, the prosecutors, the officers, (guys got connections :) ) and pushed the Judge to Dismiss my case, - the prosecutor had almost convinced the judge to reschedule the court date ( I live in TN a 4 hr drive - and I am a single working mother) But Scott did not back down and convinced the Judge to Dismiss all charges!!!! I could not have been more relieved or happy!!! I now have absolutley no record, no fines, no community service to do, etc. all thanks to Scott! - Also, he has a great staff, was responsive to my questions and very knowledgeable He caught errors by the police on my video that i NEVER would have noticed in a million years!!!! I could not ask for more in a lawyer!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Scott was professional, efficient, and effective. He and or his staff were always available. I was kept will informed as to the progress of my case.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I highly recommend him for your DUI defense. Help my husband keep his CDL license. Had them to drop the DUI for a lesser charge.Kept us informed and was very nice . Hope we don't need him any more BUT just in case we have your number on speed dial thanks again.
Posted by emzell, a DUI client, Flag
I will highly recommend him to anybody with serious traffic violations and/or DUI defense. If you need to keep your CDL license because its your livelihood, then Attorney W. Scott Smith is the key to your success. I am shouting out a special thank you to Micheal Murphy for his assistance with my case.
Posted by "Q", a DUI client, Flag
Scott represented me back in 2006 concerning a DUI charge. At the time, I lived in another state for grad school and it made no difference. Scott was worth every dime. He fought on my behalf and had my charge reduced to reckless driving. He is an honest, truthful and hardworking attorney. He's the most tenacious lawyers around. I'd recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Mark B, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Scott and his Staff are the best. They are very proffesional, trustworthy, and everyone in their office are capable and a joy to deal with . I highly recommend, this team of talented Attorneys. I was fortunate to have them recommended, by another Highly regarded Attorney in the Atlanta area. Trust me Scott KNOWS what he is doing and is very good at it.
Posted by David, a DUI client, Flag
Scott Smith is a fantastic lawyer.
He is a fantastic lawyer with a fantastic staff.
For anyone who has ever been involved in the kind of trouble I was in (DUI), it really is a terrifying experience. Scott smith and his staff helped me immensely through this experience.
It is a very intimidating thing to be arrested for DUI. These guys kept me informed about exactly what was going on at every possible juncture of my case.
They fought for me, diligently, for three years leading up to my court date.
They stayed in touch with me for three years leading up to my court date.
They explained everything to me in terms I could understand, which, to be honest, was huge for me.
The legal world is, for the average citizen, a terribly unfamiliar experience. Legal jargon alone is a foreign language.
Scott and his staff acted as my translators.
There is always a certain fear amongst the people who find themselves in the position to hire a criminal lawyer. That fear is that this person is going to simply take advantage of you. The fear is that this person is going to take your money, and act confident, and eventually throw you to the wolves. Scott and his staff made it evident to me early that this was not the case.
Scott Smith ultimately won my case. That being said, even if there had been a different outcome, this review would be no different.
I cannot stress enough that this man and his staff always kept me in the picture, that they always explained everything to me (in terms I could understand).
There is a reason that lawyers go to school for as long as they do. Becoming a lawyer is no easy task. To be honest, it is not a task that most could undertake.
Scott and his staff always practiced with the highest possible ethics, and with the highest possible understanding of my situation.
The difference between having Scott as your council and having an average lawyer is the difference between having a doctor who is actually willing to explore every avenue in an effort to help you, and having a doctor who is simply cashing a big paycheck.
It is the difference between having a doctor who lets you understand what is going on, and one who does not.
It is the difference between having a doctor you can trust, and having a doctor that you cannot even understand.
If you are to find yourself, or your family, in the same position that I was in, take the time to at least interview Scott for the job.
Thank you Scott,
Thank you Daniel,
Thank you Julie.
Posted by Christa, a DUI client, Flag
I would absolutely recommend Scott to any person, friend or family member. He and his staff were attentive to my needs and I feel he definitely had my best interest at heart.
Posted by Laurie W., a DUI client, Flag
I am very pleased to give my highest recommendation for Attorney W.Scott Smith. He has demonstrated extraordinary diligence and perseverance. Including negotiating a successful resolution for my case. It has been a pleasure working with Attorney W.Scott Smith as well as his staff through out this experience.
Posted by Vincent, a DUI client, Flag
W. Scott Smith and his staff were very helpful in clearing me of all my charges. They handled my case with the utmost professionalism and kept me pretty well informed as to my month to month trial status. W. Scott Smith is a highly motivated, compassionate, and well versed in the intricacies of the law. I would most definantly recommend W.Scott Smith to anyone needing an excellent attorney.
Posted by jc, a DUI client, Flag
Great Job! - I was found not guilty after a 3 day jury trial. What sets Scott apart is his knowledge of the law when relating to the judge - he won almost every objection he made - combined with his ability to create a strong connection with the jury.
I was found not guilty despite quite a few obstacles throw Scott's way. We were not offered a reasonable deal for a first time DUI (offered serving 8days of a 15day sentence) as the cop was agitated by my attitude the night of the the arrest I told Scott that I wasn't going to take the deal and that even though the odds are stacked against the defendant in a DUI jury trial that I would take the risk. The fact that I was charged with refusal to take the breath test/ blood test meant the outcome would depend on the video and Scott questioning the officer. The video presented to the jury included over 40 minutes of audio not on our version of the tape., I told scott I did not want a mistrial despite one being offered by the judge. Due to it being a speedy trial demand and our expert witness being out of town till the end of the week, he was unable to testify. Despite these setbacks Scott artfully and successfully explained my side of the story and pointed out weaknesses in the state's case and the officers actions/testimonies.
He kept me informed the entire time and you can tell that he really cares about every client and every case and understands the magnitude the outcome has. I recommend Scott to anyone and everyone who is facing a DUI charge regardless if you think you'll take a deal or go to trial. I hope never to need a criminal defense attorney ever again - but if I do I will immediately call W. Scott Smith.
Posted by Jehan, a DUI client, Flag
Scott is great! I was recommended to his firm to one of his lawyers at the firm. On visiting his offices for the first time, I was fortunate to meet with Scott in person. He set me at ease with all my concerns regarding my DUI. It was my first DUI and I had no idea what to do. I followed all instructions given to me by Scott. He knew exactly what steps to take and when to take them. I didn't waste any time and my money was well spent. His recommendations to where to go and what to do, was always on point and I had absolutely no issues.
I highly recommend Scott's services. He knows the game very well and will take care of you all the way with full confidence!
Posted by David, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Scott represented me with very satisfactory results. He was trustworthy, professional, understanding, and was able to put at rest the stress that had built up as a result of my charges. The results of my case left me very happy, and I was able to get on with my life. I would sincerely recommend Scott to anyone looking for an attorney in his area of expertise!
Posted by Donnie, a DUI client, Flag
Scott recently tried my case in which I was found not guilty of a DUI. I can not say enough praise for this lawyer. He is very honest and loves his clients. I’ve worked with other lawyers in the past who don’t really care about their clients, but only want their money and will only do the minimum amount of work possible. Then there is Scott. . I could tell right away that Scott cared about my case, and would fight to the end. He didn't disappoint. He fought to the very end, and did everything in his power to win my case. Before choosing Scott for my representation, I interviewed some of the top DUI lawyers in the city of Atlanta. What made him stand out above all others was not only his knowledge of the law, but his passion for the job. Lastly, while I was at the courtroom, Scott stepped out to speak with a trooper. I overheard one of the prosecutor’s interns ask the clerk if Scott was a good lawyer. The clerk immediately replied that Scott was one of the best. I give Scott my whole heartedly recommendation. As a side note, his staff was always professional, responsive, and knowledgeable as well. Judy and Daniel were always willing to help me with whatever I needed.
Posted by JUDE, a DUI client, Flag
I believe in God and know that he solves our problems but he does not come down to meet us, instead he sends an Attorney called W. Scott Smith. I had a DUI Case and a friend recommended scott to me.from the very first phone call to the last day of the case he was not only very professional but a brother to me. structured payment options and a very trustworthy person. he is so well informed and really does know the law. It's like a Big family at his firm, from Julie who is ever smiling and a very warm person to Edward who is always there for you to Scott who always encourages you to get things done properly and urgently. sometimes I wonder to myself how come a great man as scott is not known all over the world. believe me, this man is the best Attorney you will find under the sun. I really don't know what else to say but I want to let it known that Scott is my Attorney and Guardian Angel. he will work with you like his life depends on your case.I just want to use this opportunity to Thank you and everybody at your firm for helping me get my life back. Thanks for everything and stay blessed.
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
I was referred to Scott Smith by a prominant criminal attorney in Cobb County. He and his office were very professional and kept me up to date on the happenings involving my son's case. They made a very intimidating situation much easier to understand and we always knew what to expect before walking into the courtroom.
Posted by Todd, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. W. Scott Smith represented me when I was charged with a third lifetime DUI and a hit and run charge. Scott was extremely helpful and informative during the year that led up to my final court date. He was able to get the hit and run charge amended to a much lesser charge of failing to report an accident. In addition, I was very pleased with the outcome of the DUI charge, especially since it was, as I mentioned before, my third DUI in seventeen years. In addition, the other members of his legal team that I dealt with (Julie Clayton, Edward Shafikov, and Daniel Farnsworth) were equally as professional and helpful as Scott. I highly recommend W. Scott Smith to anyone who has been charged with any criminal offense.
Posted by Sergey, a DUI client, Flag
My daughter had DUI case last year. After attempting of 4 lawyers I choose Scott Smith for 4 reasons.
1. He agreed to meet us right away in his office in person and listen us. It was Sunday. Others agreed to see us only after prepay of full amount for service.
2. He was honest (for example, he said that if we will not be successful in first 2 courts it will be waste of mony for us to go trial - we will not win. Others pusshed us for trial from the beginning).
3. His price was a WAY MORE reasonable than others guys. And he did not push us to pay all at once - I payed monthly.
4. He checked right away in his office validity of breathelizer by number in the ticket and I was very suprised because others tried to fooll us saying that they will perform special "code validation procedure" and tried to ask 3-4 additional thousands for that. Scott did it for free and in 5 sec.
5. He kept us informed about the case.
6. Autcome of his job as attorney was very good - my daughter did not get DUI. We knew that we may not win BUT we knew that we will not be pushed to go trial when it was absolutely no way to win.
I would recomend Scott Smith as a very professional, honest (this is VERY IMPORTANT) and responsible lawyer.
Posted by Joseph, a DUI client, Flag
Initially, I was concerned about going to an attorney to help me with my DUI arrest. Mostly because I didn't want someone who would look down their nose at me or treat me like a number. A friend referred me to Scott and assured me that he was down to earth and not judgmental.
I had pretty high hopes for this venture based on my friend's recommendation. The actual experience exceeded my expectations. Scott is the kind of lawyer that will take care of you. When I was worried he reassured me, but all the while he made sure I had realistic expectations of the outcome of my case. Because he was so forthcoming with the facts, I never felt he was giving me false assurance.
A few weeks after my case was closed, Scott called me personally to make sure that everything was going well and that I had no concerns or questions. It was a nice touch.
Scott is very knowledgeable and appears to have a high reputation among his peers, prosecutors and judges. I would recommend him to anyone needing criminal defense. If I needed a different kind of lawyer, I would go to him for a recommendation.