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John Hunter Smith is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer in Sherman, Texas. His practice focuses on State and Federal criminal trials. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Business Administration, and his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.


 


John Hunter Smith has successfully defended a vast assortment of criminal matters in State and Federal Court. John Hunter Smith has earned the reputation of an aggressive trial lawyer who is prepared to meet the prosecutors’ fact for fact. If you have been accused of a crime, this can affect your reputation, freedom, family, and your future. I will tirelessly work to get the desired results. This burden is not taken lightly.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    15 years
  2. Administrative Law: 5%
    5 years
  3. Family: 5%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy Edward Brown

    Agressive, professional representation.

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    Timothy Brown Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • C. Monroe Solomon III

    I had the pleasure of helping John in a limited capacity on a matter. He is extremely knowledgeable and has provided great insight and help with different issues. He is easy to communicate with and fights hard for what he believes in.

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    C. Monroe Solomon Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Wynne & Smith

707 West Washington Street.
Sherman, TX, 75092

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200101/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Top Rated LawyersTexas Lawyer Magazine2015
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal DefenseNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Texas Top Rated LawyersTexas Lawyer Magazine2014
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal DefenseNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal DefenseNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Gerry Spence - Trial Lawyers CollegeGraduate2012
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWynne & Smith2011 - Present
PartnerNall, Pelley, Wynne, & Smith2008 - 2011
AssociateNall, Pelley, & Wynne2003 - 2008
AttorneyCombined Law Enforcement Association Of Texas2002 - 2003
Staff Sergeant (E-6)United States Army1990 - 1995
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationCriminal Defense Lawyers Project; Co-Chair2015 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationCriminal Defense Lawyers Project - Committee Member2014 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationNominating Committee2013 - 2014
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationProsecutorial Integrity Committee2013 - 2015
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationVeterans Affairs - Co-Chair2013 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeRanch Club - Member2012 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationComanche Club - Member2012 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAssociate Director2011 - 2013
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational InstituteFellow2011 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBudget Committee2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasChair - District 1 - Grievance Committee2011 - 2013
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
United States Army Ranger AssociationLifetime Member2009 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember - District 1 -Grievance Committee2007 - 2013
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Auburn University Alumni AssociationLifetime Member1997 - Present
82nd Airborne AssociationLifetime Member1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Driving While IntoxicatedNot Guilty
DWI - Reverse and RemandDismissal
Indecency With a Child - ContactNot Guilty
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2001
Auburn UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
35th Annual Prairie Dog Advanced Criminal Law, Texas Tech School of Law, Lubbock, TexasEthics2016
Upholding Justice One Client At A Time, Laredo, TexasCollateral Consequences Of A Criminal Convictions/Course Director2015
Upholding Justice One Client At A Time - San Angelo, TexasSearch & Seizure/Course Director2015
Upholding Justice One Client At A Time - Amarillo, TexasCourse Director2015
Training Your Defense Team To Win - South Padre Island, TexasEthics2015
Training Your Defense Team To Win - Longview, TexasMichael Morton Act2015
Training Your Defense Team To Win - Austin, TexasMichael Morton Act2015
Successfully Defending Child Abuse and Child Death CasesCourse Director/Speaker2015
Jury Selection & Communicating With Jurors In Criminal CasesEthics2015
Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law ProgramFaculty/Speaker2015
28th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal LawRepresenting Military Service Veteran In A Criminal Case2015
Trial Strategies That Work - Waco, TexasEthics2014
Trial Strategies That Work - Tyler, TexasPretrial Motion Practice2014
Trial Strategies That Work - South Padre Island, TexasEthics2014
Trial Strategies That Work - Beaumont, TexasPre Trial Investigations2014
Training Your Defense Team To Win - Galveston, TexasMichael Morton Act2014
Jury Selection And Communicating With JurorsEthics2014
Grayson County Bar AssociationEthics2014
Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law ProgramFaculty/Speaker-Ethics2014
7th Annual Jolly Roger - Criminal Law Seminar - Denton, TexasOpening Statements2014
27th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal LawTrial Techniques2014
Trial Strategies That Work - Sugar Land, TexasEthics2013
Trial Strategies That Work - Amarillo, TexasEthics2013
Jury Selection & Communicating With JurorsJury Selection - Child Abuse Cases2013
Gideons Trumpet - Wichita Falls, TexasCross Examination - Child Witness2013
Gideons Trumpet - South Padre Island, TexasJury Selection2013
Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law ProgramFaculty2013
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - December MeetingCross Examination - Child Witness2013
Jury Selection & Communicating With JurorsJury Selection - Child Abuse Cases2012
Gideons Trumpet - Sugar Land, TexasCross Examination - Child Witness2012
Grayson County Community CollegeCriminal Law Overview2010