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David Julian Smith

David Julian Smith

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Personal Injury

About Me

Attorney David J. Smith established The Smith Law Firm, LLC in 2010 to assist Ohio residents in obtaining relief from their financial issues and has since helped hundreds of families.

David has roots in the greater-Dayton area having graduated from Walter E. Stebbins High School in 1999. From Stebbins, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Wilmington College in 2003, graduating cum laude. In addition to his academic accomplishments, David played on the varsity soccer team and served his fraternity as president, amongst other extracurricular activities.

David went on to study at the Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University and received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence in May 2006. Prior to practicing law, David worked as a research reference attorney at the LexisNexis Corporation in Miamisburg, Ohio. David noticed the increasing economic issues that were affecting Ohio citizens and decided he wanted to help these good people through their tough financial times. His practice focuses on consumer Bankruptcy law (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies). 

Additionally, since marrying his wife Rachel and starting their family with their three children, David has begun assisting young families with their estate planning (wills, powers of attorney, and representing fiduciaries in probating estates). Estate planning is important for people of all ages as one never knows when these documents will be needed. David also assists Ohioans with general civil issues such as evictions, credit card lawsuits, foreclosures, etc.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 70%
    1 year
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 15%
    1 year
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    1 year
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    1 year



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Monty Lee Donohew

    I read with interest Attorney Smith's responses to inquires, and appreciate his contributions. He is obviously knowledgeable and capable. But more, he often provides practical guidance where needed. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


    Monty Donohew Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sean Lamaut Walton

    David is an excellent attorney and legal mind. I refer anyone seeking bankruptcy assistance to him, including many family members and personal friends. His attention to detail is unparalleled as is his record of success.


    Sean Walton Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Smith Law Firm, LLC

2190 Gateway Drive
Fairborn, OH, 45324




Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Smith Law Firm, LLC2010 - Present
AttorneyWright & VanNoy, LPA, Inc.2008 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A2013 - 2014
Ohio Association for JusticeN/A2012 - 2014


Publication NameTitleDate
Bar Briefs (Dayton)Who is Liable When Real Property is Foreclosed, Not Sold or Surrendered in Bankruptcy2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Wilmington CollegeSports ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2003