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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Rachel

    Who knew attorneys could be so nice?

    I hired Kurt Smith to help me with a custody case. I was a nervous wreck because my ex threatened to "bury me." Before I hired Mr. Smith's office, my ex was sending me threatening emails and text messages trying to threaten me, harass me, and get back together with me depending on his mood. Mr. Smith put a stop to all of that. He helped me get a protection order while the case was pending with the judge and at the end he helped me get a behavior order that is permanent. When my ex violated the behavior order, Mr. Smith took it to the judge and put a stop to my ex's bull sh*t. But the best part of hiring Kurt's office was how calm I felt once they stepped in. Kurt was fantastic the entire time and really helped me through a really tough time in my life. Lucky for me, I have not heard from my ex in a while. But if I do, I will be right back to Smith Legal Group! They are the best!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by George

    I HAVE A LITTLE GIRL!!!

    I was referred to Smith Legal Group by a co-worker who had previously used their services. My co-worker told me that Kurt Smith was legit and would treat me right. I can honestly say that now that I have reached the end of my case, I was not disappointed!!! I hired Smith Legal Group to help me with my adoption case. These guys knew how to get it done quickly and efficiently. My case was a little bit tough because the father changed his mind about letting me adopt the child several times throughout the process. However, Kurt Smith never gave up and was able to work with both the father and the court system to get the issue resolved and to cool tempers to avoid the case blowing up. Thanks to Mr. Smith's hard work, I can finally say that the little girl I have been raising is all mine (and my wife's!) I will always be grateful to Kurt Smith for making us a family. To hear my little girl call me daddy is the best feeling I have ever had.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    Worst. Attorney. Ever.

    There is a reason this clown mainly practices Family Law, an area of law built to accommodate self-represented people. As a result, sub-par attorneys are drawn in as a moth to the light, because the rules of evidence and procedure are so relaxed, and they can get away with just about anything. Kurt Smith is no exception to this rule. His motions were written by his paralegal, and not even the judge or opposing counsel could follow what was being asked for. His services were so ridiculously over-priced, considering the caliber of work this no-talent bottom-feeder brings to the table. Do yourself a favor and avoid this guy like the plague!

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    Kurt A. Smith’s response: “The person who left this comment declined to leave their name. Moreover, the complaint being lodged here seems to be more about attorneys in general, and family law practitioners more specifically, than about any specific service received at my office. In the internet age and the age of anonymous comments, it becomes very difficult to determine which comments are legitimate complaints by former clients and which comments, as this one appears to be, are made by opposing parties who got beaten in court. For example, were this a real former client, this person would know that although my staff often has a hand in drafting the required documents in the cases that my firm takes on, I review and revise every document prior to submission to the Court adding my own legal insight, strategic analysis, and personal flair. Moreover, when the "former client's" analysis is examined, were this a real former client, he would be informing the world that 1) he willingly overpaid for services that were unnecessary, and 2) that he himself is a bottom tier person (of the sort that a bottom feeder would feed on.) As most client's do not deem themselves to be stupid and low class, it begs the question as to the actual identity of the writer of this critique. That said, there are some issues raised by the "former client" that bear discussion. First, Family Law, like every legal area, is something that people CAN do themselves. The real question is whether or not its a good idea. I have learned from hard experience that I don't attempt to fix my own car, even though all it is is turning a few screws. I would never attempt to electrically wire my own home, although I can buy all of the necessary equipment at Home Depot. I don't do my own taxes, although all it is is filling out pre-printed tax forms. I don't perform any surgical procedures, even though all it is is using a knife and cutting things out. Accordingly, I can certainly understand anyone who is reticent to perform their own legal work. Most people try to avoid Court like the plague. If someone does go to Court, it is usually a once in a lifetime or a once in a great while experience. Lawyers go to Court every day. They know the judges. They know the opposing counsels. They know the law. In Family Law, a good family law practitioner knows when to apply the Truax Rule, the Ellis Rule, or the Rivero rule. They understand the Malmquist formula and when to use it. They know when the Wright v. Osburn rule is used, how it is affected by statutory maximums, and how to get around it through the use of deviation factors. They understand how jurisdiction can affect different family law cases in different ways and the proper jurisdictional requirements to obtain relief from the Court. Certainly a non-attorney can also learn those things. However, a good number of my clients are clients who started the process themselves and realized all too quickly that they need some help. At Smith Legal Group, we pride ourselves in helping our clients navigate the legal system. We win the vast majority of the cases we take on. We provide top notch legal services for our clients. Should you find yourself in need of legal services, I would invite you to give us a try. The consultation is free. I look forward to meeting with you.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Mediated Divorce Gone Right

    I searched on line for a divorce attorney and stumbled upon Kurt Smith. Mr. Smith gave me a free consultation and after listening to my issues, agreed to attempt to mediate a divorce settlement with my husband, who was not at all expecting me to file for divorce. Mr. Smith scheduled a meeting with myself and my husband and after several hours of negotiation, we left with a mediated Decree of Divorce. Even more impressive was Mr. Smith's ability to obtain this result even though upon entering the meeting, my husband proclaimed that under no circumstance would he be signing any papers that day. Mr. Smith is a master negotiator and I was very impressed that he was able to accomplish every thing that he accomplished in so short a period of time. Mr. Smith saved my thousands and thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been spent on needless litigation. Even more impressive, he quoted me a price and stuck to it. No bait and switch, just an extremely fair price for the work that was done. If you are ever looking for a divorce attorney, Kurt Smith is the one.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Not your Typical Attorney- In a great way

    First let me start this review by saying I have one of the toughest cases to under take. Not only am I up against big names in the legal industry that do not pay legal fees- but are extremely experienced. I have retained some of the most well known senior attorneys in custody matters prior and NONE of them have compared to Kurt Smith. Kurt is patient, kind, knowledgeable, grounded and genuine. He is not afraid of hard work and tough cases. Kurt catches things and views things other high- priced attorneys could not. I have unfortunately read my share of pleadings and Kurt's writing talent is superior to any attorney I have read. Not only is he the most ethical lawyer I have encountered- but his team Mark and Terri are amazing as well. Mark Anderson is an outstanding trial attorney. He is so well read and takes the time to know every detail and prepare. Terri, Kurt's paralegal is hard working, brilliant and dedicated. The amount of time and care she has devoted to my children and I's cause will never be forgotten and forever appreciated. This firm CARES about much more than taking your next retainer payment. They are the "good guys" in what has become a very lost and troubling family court system in Nevada.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Rob Huber

    Famil Legal Matter Solved in Days!

    Thank you and the team there for the great service, professionalism and quick legal action on our behalf while living abroad!

    Best regards,
    Robert & Tanja

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Great Divorce Attorney!!!

    I live outside of the United States but my wife lives in Nevada. I was in need of a Divorce, but I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg to get it done. I found Attorney Smith on line and contacted his office. Mr. Smith was kind enough to give me a free consultation over the phone. He explained my legal rights, what needed to happen in order for me to be divorced, and how he could help me. Mr. Smith gave me payment options and let me choose the payment plan that I thought was best. I really appreciated that! However, what I was most impressed with was that Mr. Smith and his team delivered exactly the service that was promised by Mr. Smith. The process went like clockwork and without a hitch. I never worried about a thing because Mr. Smith's staff kept me updated every step of the way. The whole process took far less time than I imagined (but within the timeframe quoted by Mr. Smith) and cost far less than I dared hope (but exactly what Mr. Smith told me it would cost.) I couldn't be more pleased. I would highly recommend Mr. Smith and his team. They are top notch!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    He is a fraud and has no concerns for the mediocre paid income.

    This is the personal experience part of the review.
    I had asked about custody questions on this site. He immediately answered my questions and also gave me a call instantly on a saturday. He had given me FLAT OUT RATES on the cost of his law firms services. Which states that his comment left on one of the review about how his law firm never gives flat out prices is a false statement. He is a fraud. He tried to charge me a flat rate fee of $5000 for him to file on a Saturday. When in fact all he was doing was to file online which I have done my self for leas than $300 he stated "you need a special log in info and need to know some people inside the court system for you to be able to file online" when I asked him about how he was able to file on a weekend. He also specifically insisted I use his other rates that he has which was a reduced rate of $3000.00 just for him to file and show up at the early stages of the case. And a $1500 rate for him to just file for me online.
    I refused his service at the time because it was ridiculous for the amount he was expecting and he called me back seveal times asking if I had changed my mind. As you can tell he had only commented on a bad review and no good reviews had any other comments. Meaning those other review might be false reviews of either his peers or him self. Do not use his service and I should be expecting a comment back on my review as well.
    thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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    Kurt A. Smith’s response: “Unfortunately, the person who left this comment declined to leave a name, thus it is impossible for my office to determine who the person is and what issues they may have had. However, a review of the comment indicates the following: 1. This person made an inquiry to my office on a Saturday! 2. I was actually able to be reached on a Saturday and immediately returned this person's call. (The Saturday availability and immediate call back garnered me only a 3 rating! What would I have had to do to get a 5 rating!) 3. I provided FREE LEGAL ADVICE to this person during their phone call. 4. I followed up with the person, who appears to have left the question of whether they would be requiring legal services open. This is the type of stellar service that all prospective clients can expect from Smith Legal Group. As stated in this review, this person DECLINED our representation, so the comment is not indicative of the quality of legal services provided by Smith Legal Group which is much better gauged by people who have actually used our service than by people, such as this commenter, who did not. What is true about this comment, however, is that legal services can be expensive. However, as expressed by the commenter, my office does try to develop different options for people to utilize so that they can better afford legal services should they wish to utilize them. The truth about legal services is that one does not NEED a lawyer to appear in Court. However, the odds of success generally increase exponentially when legal services are used. Should you be in need of quality legal services where accessibility, exceptional customer service, and flexibility in pricing is important to you, I hope you will consider using Smith Legal Group. As evidenced by the other comments on this site, the ratings of the people that have actually used our services are generally much better than the ratings of the people, such as this commenter, who did not.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Well-versed & highly professional office!

    Attorney Smith was hired to represent my case. I was provided with payment options which I greatly appreciated. My case was explained to me in terms I could understand and deadlines were met. At any time I was able to call and speak with Attorney Smith's staff who answered my questions and provided me the support needed. My hearing was where Attorney Smith's abilities were best displayed. His ability to obtain a ruling at that first hearing and my case was finalized within 6 weeks. I am forever indebted to this Firm. They were fair, affordable, and do great work.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Roz

    A Need For a Trustworthy Family Lawyer Came Through......

    I needed some family legal help with extremely shorty notice. I had no idea who to reach out to and had limited time to figure it out, which felt overwhelming and stressful. I reached out to a few recommended lawyers but got no reply in the time frame I needed, so I randomly looked up family law. I called the number for Smith Family Law from Google, and managed to get a free consultation over the phone. I initially spoke with Kurt's assistant who then directed me to speak with Kurt.

    I expressed my legal concerns and found Kurt to be thorough and direct, which I appreciated. Kurt was very honest and told me my options, including a route I could take to save myself a ton of legal fees. I was able to have Kurt draw up the legal document I needed in less than 12 hours and he had the document waiting for me first thing the following morning just as he had promised. The legal document covered everything and more, ensuring all went smoothly with my next steps. I was so pleased and wound up saving thousands of dollars by taking Kurt's advice. It was clear to me from there on that Kurt will always be a family lawyer I will trust for any future needs.
    Everything was easy after that. I don't know what I would have done without Kurt's professionalism, and in depth knowledge of the family legal system. The stress relief felt like a huge weight off my shoulders.
    I highly recommend Kurt to anyone looking for a trustworthy, knowledgeable lawyer, who will get things done at the drop of a hat and cover more than you even expected. Kurt, I cant thank you enough!

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