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Leading attorney Jason R. Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from the University of Victoria in 1997. In 2001, Mr. Smith earned his law degree from Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law. During law school, Mr. Smith interned for the Chief Judge of the Ingham County Circuit Court, a private law firm, and a legal aid clinic. Upon graduation and while studying for the bar exam, Mr. Smith served as a law clerk for the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. After passing the bar exam and anxious to get in the courtroom, Mr. Smith took an attorney position with the Mohave County Public Defender’s Office and immediately began trying cases. In fact, he tried 11 cases in his first year of practice of law and obtained several not guilty verdicts—including his clients being acquitted of all charges in 4 of 5 jury trials.

After gaining criminal trial experience, Mr. Smith began working for a boutique firm in the Phoenix area specializing in personal injury law, where he learned the ins and outs of this area of practice. He handled a very large case load and handled all aspects of personal injury cases, including pre-litigation and litigation matters.

From that point, Mr. Smith knew he was ready to start his own practice combining the two areas of law he enjoyed most and had gained the most experience in: criminal law and personal injury law. Mr. Smith continued his success and won his first jury-trial in private practice. Today, Mr. Smith serves as the lead attorney for the Law Firm of Jason R. Smith, where he helps his clients achieve favorable results in their cases. He also acts as a Superior Court arbitrator deciding cases subject to appeal and participates in the Channel 12 News Lawyers on Call program. 

Away from the practice of law, Mr. Smith loves to spend time with his family and friends. He is also active and regularly plays ice-hockey and participates in endurance sports, including, finishing 2 Ironman events, over 20 half and full marathons and an annual run-hike of the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%



Contingent (29-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Firm of Jason R. Smith

2340 W. Ray Rd.
Suite. 1
Chandler, AZ, 85224


AZActive 200206/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Accredited Business A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Accredited Business A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2013
Recognition for Lawyers on Call ProgramArizona State Bar2006
Full Performance High ReviewMohave County Public Defender's Office2003
Best SpeakerCommunicators Toastmasters1996
Young Entrepreneurial AwardFederal Business Bank1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Firm of Jason R. Smith2004 - Present
AssociateBreyer Law Offices2003 - 2004
Public DefenderMohave County Public Defender2002 - 2003
Law ClerkMaricopa County Public Defender2001 - 2002
Legal InternChief Judge, Ingham County Circuit Court2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bicycle AccidentSix-figure Settlement
Trucking AccidentSix-Figure Settlement
Auto AccidentSix-Figure Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal BlogWhen an Animal Attacks2012
Legal BlogIf You’re in an Automobile Accident2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Victoria Faculty of LawHistory and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Firm WebinarsVarious Legal Topics2013
Ingham County Close Up ExperienceVocations that Influence Public Opinion1999