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Daniel Martin Smith

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  1. Excellent Attorney

    Posted by Elphbert, a Criminal Defense client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Good
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Daniel Smith.
    • I hired Daniel more than 3 years ago.
    • Daniel handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    Very professional but at the same time is very understanding. He got me through one of the toughest times of my life, and he never made me feel like my case was lost. He's very encouraging and you know just by working with him that he knows precisely what he is doing.

    He'll help you get through your case and will fight with everything he's got to make sure you get the best results. He's very experienced and has been doing this for years. He knows a lot of the court judges and attorneys at the court house, and knows how to strategically position your case in a way that will give you the best outcome.

    I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Dan's one of the best San Diego has.

  2. Dan Smith did a great job

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Daniel Smith.
    • I hired Daniel more than 3 years ago.
    • Daniel handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    (En español más abajo) When my husband was arrested it was a complete surprise to me and I felt completely lost and confused as to what would happen to him and our family. After meeting with Dan Smith, it was immediately clear to me that I was in good hands. He exuded confidence in his ability to handle the case and was backing it up with his experience dealing with federal criminal cases in San Diego. Dan Smith was crucial in my ability to face life without my husband which was almost traumatizing at first. He prepared all legal documents so I could deal with my family’s affairs and was extremely compassionate towards me and my situation. He took great pains in explaining the legal process and the time frame in which events would unfold. At first I was very nervous and questioned many things but he was patient in explaining everything to me while keeping the course. Looking back I have to admit that everything happened the way he said it would happen and his expertise allowed my husband to mount the best legal defense possible under the circumstances. As a result he got the best possible sentence. Still today, both my husband and I cannot believe how short the sentence turned out to be compared to others in his situation. Who knows what could have happened if we had another lawyer or if Dan Smith had allowed my fears to change his course!

    If you are currently in my situation look no further and stick with Dan as your criminal defense lawyer. You will not regret your decision.

    El arresto de mi esposo fue una sorpresa total y me sentí perdida y confundida en cuanto a lo que le sucedería a él y a mi familia. Después de hablar con Dan Smith, me quedó inmediatamente claro que me encontraba en buenas manos. Se mostró confiado en su capacidad de manejar el caso y lo respaldaba con su experiencia en tratar casos criminales federales en San Diego. Dan Smith tomó un papel crucial en mi habilidad para enfrentar la vida sin mi esposo lo cual parecía traumatizante en el inicio. Él preparó todos los documentos legales para poder administrar los asuntos administrativos de mi familia y se mostró muy compasivo hacía mí por la situación que atravesaba. Se empeño en explicarme el proceso legal al cual se enfrentaba mi esposo y me dio una idea de los tiempos que llevaría cada fase. En el inicio cuestionaba todo pero fue muy paciente en explicarme cada punto mientras mantenía firme el curso que había trazado. Al mirar hacia el pasado debo admitir que todo sucedió de la forma que él había dicho y que su dominio de la ley resultó en que mi esposo recibiera la mejor defensa legal posible en las circunstancias. El resultado fue que recibió la mejor sentencia posible. Aún el día de hoy me es difícil creer que tan corta fue la sentencia a comparar con otros presos en la misma situación. Quien pudiera decir lo que hubiera sucedido con otro abogado o si Dan Smith hubiera permitido que mis miedos cambien su curso de acción.

    Si estas enfrentando la misma situación que yo no busques más y quédate con Dan como abogado de defensa criminal. No lamentarás tu decisión.

  3. Daniel Smith is an Trustworthy, Respectful, Knowledgeable Lawyer

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Daniel Smith.
    • I hired Daniel more than 3 years ago.
    • Daniel handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    Daniel Smith helped to put me at ease in a really difficult time. He took his time and talked to me with confidence and consideration. He and his team were responsive to answer any questions or concerns that I had. They also kept me informed by calling me and emailing me when ever there was something that I needed to do and/or know. When my wife and I first walked into his office we were nervous and concerned. We had many questions running through our minds, such as the outcomes of the case and even payment of a lawyer. His team took their time to listen, ask questions and pay attention to every detail. They made an educated, knowledgeable decision as to whether or not they could help me from the legal problem I was facing. They even offered a payment plan if needed.
    Once they took on my case I felt totally at ease. I knew I was putting my life in trustworthy hands. He made a connection with me and did everything that it took to help my case. He made me feel safe enough to trust him and to be totally open with him, in order to have the best outcome for my case. In the end, he was able to get my case reduced to a misdemeanor from a felony/strike. He was respectful, compassionate, understanding, and sympathetic to my needs at all times. I hold Daniel in high regards for this. He helped me get my life back and I have NO DOUBT in my mind that he would do the same for anyone else! He is excellent lawyer and a caring human being. He will go the extra mile to help anyone he can and for this I recommend him to anyone that is looking for help when they are in legal need.

  4. Felonies are now ancient history

    Posted by Trent Y., a Criminal Defense client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Daniel Smith.
    • I hired Daniel more than 3 years ago.
    • Daniel handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    It had been many years since I had needed an attorney and I thought my past was in the past, as I had done my "time", 23 years ago. The company I currently work for was doing an intense background check and I found that my felonies that were supposedly reduced and expunged, were not. I send great thanks and respect to Dan Smith and Alan Spears of United Trial Group. They were able to put everything right in quick order before my company completed the background check. Today, my past and record is clean. Thanks again Untied Trial Group!

  5. Best Criminal Defense Team in San Diego

    Posted by Eric, a Criminal Defense client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Daniel Smith.
    • I hired Daniel more than 3 years ago.
    • Daniel handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I contacted Dan Smith with the United Trial Group in San Diego for my brother who was wrongfully arrested for a serious Felony. Dan was very calm with my mother who was very nervous. Dan was a professional through the entire process and when it was our turn to talk in court, Dan was a fireball! We really felt like he was fighting for my brothers life! I can not say enough good things about their staff. From Shari at the front desk who always greeted us with a smile to Tom, who helped us get the law firm hired. My brother now wants to get into law for his career so he can help someone like Dan did. Incredible experience for all of us.