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Shannon Marie Smith

also known as Shannon M. Smith, Shannon Smith

Practice areas:

Sex Crime, Criminal Defense

About Me

Shannon M. Smith has experience handling family law matters and defending clients accused of crimes.  Shannon M. Smith has recently starting to focus more exclusively on defending people accused of sex crimes and sexual misconduct.  Shannon represents teachers, men, women and juveniles facing these difficult allegations.  She represents parents who face losing their parental rights, children facing consequences at school and numerous defendants throughout the state.  Shannon passionately defends the falsely accused and is particularly skilled to represent people facing sex related issues.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Sex Crime: 75%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

40 total 

  • Paul C. Youngs

    Shannon has hit the ground running and quickly become a "go-to" attorney on sex related offenses. She is an astute and fearless advocate, and I am very comfortable referring cases to her.

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    Paul Youngs Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joel David Kershaw

    As a general practice lawyer, I find that sometimes I need to tap the expertise of an attorney with more specialized knowledge in a particular area of law. In difficult CSC cases, Ms. Smith is a fountain of information and always willing to help. From my conversations with her, I can tell that she cares about her clients' cases and works hard to help them achieve favorable results.

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    Joel Kershaw Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith

1668 South Telegraph Road
Suite 140
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200506/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Graduate-Advanced TrackCriminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan2012
Rising StarSuperlawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2011
Graduate of Trial Lawyers College -- F WarriorGerry Spence Trial Lawyers College2011
Graduate -- Advanced TrackCriminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan2010
Trial College GraduateCriminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan2008
Trial College GraduateCriminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan2007
Book Award -- MediationMichigan State College of Law2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith2005 - Present
Law ClerkThe Law Offices of Angelo A. Plakas & Assoc.2003 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeF Warrior2011 - Present
Professional Advisory Board for a Useful Sex Offender RegistryBoard Member2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2006 - Present
State Appellate Defenders Defense ForumMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v SAcquittal
People v. DAcquittal
People v. PDismissal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
January 2013 NewsletterGerry Spence Trial Lawyers College2013
Super LawyersRising Stars Spotlight Shannon Smith's Calling2012
Detroit Free PressGarden City teacher gets 3-15 years for having sex with teen2011
The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, PCA False Sense of Security Created by the Michigan Sex Offender Registry2011
The Law Offices of Shannon M. SmithMandated Reporters and Sex Crimes2011
The Law Offices of Shannon M. SmithInnocent Until Proven Guilty2011
The Law Offices of Shannon M. SmithImportant Trial Material Missed by Other Lawyers2011
The Law Offices of Shannon M. SmithConfessions of Sex Crimes Should be Tape Recorded2011
Detroit Free PressEx-teacher gets 10 years for sex assault2010
OtherThe Difference Trying Sex Cases2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State UniversityN/AJuris Doctor2005
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Traverse City ConferenceExpert Testimony in Sex Cases2013