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William Scott Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Holden, MA

5.0   33 reviews

also known as William Smith, William S. Smith

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    DUI, DWI, OUI, Drunk Driving (see below) Drug Crimes Violent Crimes Domestic Violence Assault & Battery Threats Murder / Homicide Restraining Orders (Domestic & Others) Violation of Order Charges Representation in the Original Restraining Order Case Itself Property Crimes Theft / Larceny Embezzlement Arson Breaking and Entering Fraud Forgery Shoplifting Property Crimes

    27 years

  2. Gun Law
    30%
    Firearms Licensing LTC FID Denials, Suspensions, Revocations

    27 years

  3. Appeals
    20%
    Criminal Civil Administrative Law

    27 years

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Location

The Law Office of William S. Smith
997 Main Street
P.O. Box 282
Holden, MA, 01520

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jeffry | May 9, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service!
I contacted Attorney Smith on a personal matter. He responded promptly and listened to my concerns offering solutions to my situation. Very impressed with his level of professionalism and will use his services again. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Attorney Smith was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was able to help me with my issue and resolve it. He always kept me informed and in touch. I wouldn’t hire anyone else. I found him online when I was researching what type of attorney I needed.
Posted by Nick | February 16, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Firearms Legal Questions
Attorney Smith helped answer some pressing legal questions I had and was incredibly insightful. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the complex Massachusetts firearms legislation. I gained a substantial amount of information during our brief evaluation and highly recommend him to anyone who needs answers regarding firearms laws. I feel far more confident in my matter after speaking with Attorney Smith. I can tell he truly cares about his clients and their constitutional rights.
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Posted by Glenn | February 5, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tuned in and Approachable
I found Attorney Smith to be very approachable and aware of current issues with legal matters and willing to share that knowledge. This is the attorney I want representing me when needed.
Posted by Brian | September 26, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
FFL transfer
Bill was quick to return my call and gave me usable information about a firearms transfer that was not your run of the mill transfer since it was coming from someone who had inherited them but was not licensed themselves. Referred me to a local ffl to facilitate. Will keep his contact information handy for sure.
Posted by Angel | August 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Support and Professionalism
I had the pleasure of working with this attorney recently, and I couldn't be happier with the services provided. His expertise and professionalism truly stood out throughout the entire process. He was attentive, responsive, and always kept me informed about the progress. It's clear that he genuinely cares about his clients and goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome. If you're seeking legal assistance, I highly recommend his services. Thank you for your outstanding support!
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely fantastic
I had a MA gun law question I needed answered and got William Smith’s contact information from GOAL. William took the time to talk to me and explain what my options were for my situation and William was able to refer me to a local FFL to get me on my way. I would highly recommend using The Law Office of William S. Smith https://attorneysmithlaw.com
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Posted by Fredy | January 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great LTC Lawyer
He is a very knowledgeable attorney in all Firearm related questions, which is honestly hard to find in the Commonwealth. Its nice to see that there is people working in our criminal justice system that have a great appreciation for the construction of the USA. Highly recommend.
Posted by Joshua | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Attorney Smith was excellent to work with throughout the entirety of my court case. Communication was great and response to email times were very short. He was very knowledgeable and up to date on current gun laws regarding my situation. I would definitely recommend him to represent anyone looking for a firearm related case.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Legal Representation
Specializing in firearms law, Attorney Smith provided me with with outstanding representation during a civil hearing and successfully advocated on my behalf to achieving our desired outcome. Attorney Smith’s knowledge of Massachusetts’ Byzantine firearms laws proved invaluable and helped me through what would have been a frustrating and likely fruitless process without his aid.
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Posted by Derek | August 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
I had a consultation over the phone with Mr Smith. He was very straightforward and informative. He was really helpful and was clear and precise. If I need help from an attorney I would contact him or I definitely would recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend.
Attorney Smith is competent and thorough. I was pleased with his work and impressed with his legal acumen.
Posted by Jimmy | March 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saving Grace
The quality of William's representation far exceeded my expectations. I came to Attorney Smith when it was time sensitive and he made me his top priority. He reversed an injustice and restored my 2nd Amendment rights. He is worth every dollar. Attorney Smith was a saving grace. Highly recommended.
Posted by Scott | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful - Got results
Attorney Smith did a great job for me and handled my case in a professional manner. He was readily available to speak with me, efficient and got the job done. I would highly recommend attorney Smith
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable And Dedicated
Attorney Smith was dedicated and attentive to my case from start to finish. He showed from the beginning that is knowledge of the law was extensive and accurate. Working with him was a very easy process and he took care of things every step of the way by being proactive and caring. Truly recommend him to anyone that wants to be in good hands.
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Posted by Randy | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ncis Back ground check legal issue
I searched hard for a 2nd amendment Attorney but was very disappointed until i found Attorney Smith. I new from the second he spoke with me that he was the Attorney I needed. Attorney Smith is highly experienced knowledgeable and excellent at making legal argument supporting his motions entered to the court regarding the 2nd amendment One great quality though there are many Attorney Smith's ability to listen to his clients and explain in depth aspects of law in a way you can absorb and understand. Attorney Smith is in my opinion with his legal knowledge and professionalism rises above the rest as a top Attorney
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Consultation
Attorney Smith was very kind, listened to my questions, and answered them very knowledgeably. He really knows the law and in one conversation you can tell he cares about what he does. He responded to my initial inquiry almost immediately and was patient and incredibly helpful. I will definitely be returning to him if I ever need to and 100% recommend!!
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Posted by Russell E | March 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In just a moment
William Smith is an attorney and every bit of that. My license to carry was being held up in error and he was able to correct the error and get my LTC cleared up in a week. He is an able attorney and knows how to get things done right.
Posted by Harry | January 31, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
MA Firearm Law Whisperer
Bill got right back to me with some good advice on the complex MA gun laws. He's assertive without being abrasive, and that's a key skill I look for in lawyers - can they make their point and also listen to mine. Recommended - would use again for sure!
Posted by Laura | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and REAL
Bill is an outstanding, knowledgeable attorney who takes the time to listen and learn about his client. He explains the process and the possible outcome(s) of your case; in plain English. He doesn't just "go through the motions" he does FIGHT for you. I highly recommend him .
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of William S. Smith
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • [Client Name Redacted]
  • Drunk Driving Charges Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. Brazeau, 64 Mass. App. Ct. 65 (2005)
  • Judgment for Client

Associations

  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Best Book
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • 2010

Publications

  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Best Continuing Legal Ed Book- MCLE's Trying Drug Cases
  • 2010
  • Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts
  • Warrantless Search and Seizure
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference- Youthful Offender Cases
  • Handling Juvenile Gun Cases
  • 2013
  • Criminal Appeals Conference
  • Challenging Cases Involving the Right to Confront Witnesses
  • 2011
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • Preserving the Record at Trial & Objections
  • 2010
  • Criminal Appeals Conference, Boston
  • Using Creative Non-Fiction for More Effective Legal Writing
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse William
Appeals Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill is an exceptional appellate attorney who can easily recognize appealable issues in any case. He has the ability to think outside the box with the ability to present unique and new issues of law on appeal. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is among the top ten appellate attorneys in the state and I recommend him frequently for either state or federal appeals. He is also a kind and compassionate person to deal with, from a client's perspective, and is the perfect choice for any criminal or civil case. He carries my highest endorsement."
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Holden Criminal defense Lawyer William Scott Smith
William Scott Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Holden, MA
Licensed for 27 years
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