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Wilbur Claude Smith Jr.

also known as Wil Smith

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Federal Crime, Criminal Defense, International Law

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    31 years, 200 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
    20 years, 5 cases
  4. International Law: 10%
    3 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (33-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Lisa A Polansky

    I recommend and endorse this lawyer. Wil Smith is an outstanding lawyer. I have had the honor of working with him in a serious criminal case and can attest to his dedication to his clients and his excellent advocacy. I have also known WIl Smith in the legal community for many years and he is a highly skilled and respected criminal defense attorney, handling both state and federal cases, including the most complex of matters.


    Lisa Polansky Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Wilbur Smith PC

2935 Baseline Rd.
Suite 301
Boulder, CO, 80303

Wilbur Smith PC

5353 Manhattan Circle
Boulder, CO, 80303




ORResigned 198108/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
International Justrice Advisor-ContractorUnited States Dept. of State2011 - 2013
ShareholderWilbur Smith, PC2008 - Present
PartnerSmith & West, LLC2004 - 2008
Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Wil Smith1992 - 2000
Trial Lawyer, training directorMetropolitan Public Defender, Inc1989 - 1992
AttorneyLaw Office of Wilbur Smith1985 - 1989
AssociateGalton, Popick, & Scott1984 - 1985
PartnerVagt, Olsen and Smith1981 - 1984


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Faculty of Federal AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
Criminal Justice Act PanelPanel Member2009 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Case Number ICTR-2001-67-IVenue Change Denied

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Colorado IndependentAfter Ludlow: Lack of Workers' Rights2014
The Colorado LawyerBook Review: Trial in Action2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of OregonLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Southern Oregon UniversityPolitical ScienceN/A1978

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Mentoring for Criminal Defense AttorneysInternational Criminal Law2015
Paralegal EducationDNA for Paralegals2004
Trial Lawyers College Regional ConferenceTrial Practice1998
Law Day Portland Public SchoolsCriminal Jury Trial System1997
Fall Conference Criminal Defense AssociationJury Selection1997
Annual ConferenceTrial Skills1994