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Ariana C. Smith

Trademark application Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 11 years
    New Jersey - NJ 11 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ariana

Learn Ariana’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trademark application
    Conduct trademark clearance searches and file trademark applications

  2. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Form limited liability company, file articles of organization

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Contract drafting and contract review

  4. Copyright application
    Provide analysis of content and file copyright applications

Ariana C. Smith, Esq. is a former prosecutor turned business lawyer now fighting to protect your brand.

Ariana served as a prosecutor with the Office of the Bronx District Attorney where she handled the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases including robbery, burglary, grand larceny, DWI and assault. Ariana developed successful trial strategies and has tried several cases to verdict. She has also handled immigration law, criminal defense, personal injury, and breach of contract matters.

Now she is bringing that same passion to your business by offering several services that will strengthen and protect your brand.

Ariana's passion for working with small businesses arose from her own desire to be a small business owner herself. After several years in litigation practice with various law firms and organizations, she decided that she wanted to be in control of her own destiny and work for herself - thus, The A.C. Smith Law Firm was born,

Ariana is very familiar with the uncertainties and doubt associated with launching a business on your own. It requires you to step out on faith and truly believe in yourself and the skills or services that you intend to offer. She is fully committed to using her strong experience in navigating through the law to help your business and brand stand on solid legal ground.

Ariana received her Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law where she also studied International Business Transactions, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Constitutional Law at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. She received her Bachelor's degree from Temple University.

She is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.


The A.C. Smith Law Firm, PLLC
Mail to: 99 Wall Street
Suite 2434
New York, NY, 10005

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Patricia | September 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Ariana is an efficient professional no nonsense Lawyer. She advocates for her clients and she doesn't rest until the job is done. She explains in detail all of the important information. I will never use any other lawyer for my personal affairs. I recommend her highly to anyone who is in need.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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Excellent Lawyer!
Great lawyer. She helped me out a great deal. Very professional and prompt! Thanks Ariana C Smith.
Posted by Frankel | August 28, 2015
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Great communication made my experience a litte easier
My Lawer Ariana Smith will always be my #1 go to Lawer with any of my legal needs. She was very informative through the whole ordeal I had to go through, she made sure that I understood what was going on from start to finish. She also made sure that any decision that had to be made was well thought an completely understood so I never felt like I was in the dark throughout my whole legal battles.this is why she will be recommended by me to anyone that needs a Lawer
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Posted by Ash | August 26, 2015
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Ms Smith did an excellent job handling my case. I am most appreciative of her persistence in confirming that things that took place the night of the incident were in accordance with the proper protocol and the law. She was very diligent in researching information needed for my case. I was always able to reach Ms Smith when I needed her and she did her best to keep me calm during the process.
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Posted by Davon | April 7, 2015
Traffic Ticket Case
Ariana is a very thorough attorney. She was diligent with keeping me up to date with the details of my case. Outside of being very professional, she gave me personal advice that help with a successful outcome. I'd recommend Ariana Smith to anyone that needs her services.
Posted by Danielle | April 2, 2015
Outstanding Professional Services
I recently had the pleasure of being represented by Ariana Smith in a traffic court case in Nassau County, NY. I had been given an excessive amount of tickets by a Nassau cop, which Ms. Smith was able to reduce significantly with no points appearing on my license. As I am currently with child and still working a full-time job, traveling back and forth to court was not something I was ready to do. Instead, as my representative, Ms. Smith arrived in court on my behalf on time and prepared with every bit of documentation I had provided. I would certainly utilize her services in the future and highly recommend her to anyone interested in forming a business relationship.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2014
Excellent Attorney - Ariana C. Smith
I was most impressed with Ariana and her devotion to my case. She was very understanding; kept in contact with me; let me know progress and what to expect at each appearance. My case was dismissed thanks to her work, research, papers, etc. Even the judge complimented her on her work (and also stated "as usual"). I would highly recommend Ariana. I have a close friend that is a client of hers at the moment, and I trust that outcome will be as good as mine was.
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Posted by Doug R. | March 12, 2014
Case Dismissed :D - Review of Defense Attorney, Ariana Smith.
As I recently found myself in a precarious situation with the law, I am thankful that I had Ariana at my side throughout the whole process. She was thorough about gathering information on my case, and very responsive to my questions. She made the whole process of going to court, and standing before a judge, as painless as possible. She was knowledgeable in her area of law, which gave me a sense of ease that I was in good care. She knew what she was doing, explaining flaws in the DA's official complaint against me, and outlining our defense strategy. In the end, my case was thrown out, and the judge issued a dismissal. I am confident that Ariana's future as a defense attorney is bright. She is an outstanding professional, working with an outstanding firm, Raiser & Kenniff, PC.
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Posted by Randolph | December 30, 2013
I highly recommend Ariana C. Smith
Earlier this Summer, I was cited for a moving violation. I contacted Ariana C. Smith for assistance in disputing the ticket and she accompanied me on my court date at the DMV. She answered any questions I had about the process very effectively and was very professional with me and while in front of the judge and policeman. We were successful and I highly recommend Ariana C. Smith to anyone requiring legal assistance!
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Posted by Lynitta | December 23, 2013
Great Lawyer who can DELIVER!
Ariana handled my case with a high degree of professionalism. She made herself available and accessible to me for questions/comments as well as regularly followed up with me regarding the matter. She understood my situation soundly and was quick thinking while representing me in court to the point where the judge took notice of her skill set and softened his demeanor towards the courtroom while addressing her. Ariana made her legal services worth more than what I payed which translates to her being more than just effective but also highly efficient. A very formidable characteristic of Ms. Smith's in addition to her humility and confidence, is her ability to personalize her relationship with clients. I watched her interaction with a potential client (who witnessed her in action during my hearing and approached her thereafter) and noted that she has exceptionally developed soft skills (people skills) that truly relay her ability to represent any and everybody with the upmost respect. Should I or anyone that I know need legal representation in the future, I will definitely be calling upon Ariana Smith.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2013
Ariana Smith is Top Notch!
Ariana C. Smith is an awesome attorney. When I met Ms. Smith for the first time it immediately became apparent that she truly cared about me and my situation. It was such a good feeling to know that my attorney was someone who had a genuine concern for me. She had such a pleasant demeanor that I quickly felt a real sense of support and my anxiety level lowered. I knew I was in good hands. Ms. Smith was extremely helpful as she represented me in court. She was very professional and worked very hard on my behalf. She kept in touch with me and informed me on how the case was progressing. She definitely fought hard for me. Due to her persistence and resolve she was able to bring about the outcome I was hoping for. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Ariana Smith. I am so very thankful for her and truly appreciate all that she has done for me. As I mentioned, she is awesome!
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Principal Attorney
  • The A.C. Smith Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the Bronx District Attorney
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Ariana C. Smith
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Raiser & Kenniff, PC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Intern
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Intern to Hon. Presiding Judge Melvin R. Wright
  • D.C. Superior Court
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Queens County District Attorney
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People of the State of New York v. Anonymous
  • Client plead to unlawful possession of marijuana which is a violation and not a crime. Thus, the client's license was not suspended.
  • People v. Anonymous
  • Dismissed
  • People v. Anonymous
  • Dismissed


  • Queens County Women's Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association, New York City Affairs Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Temple University
  • 2008
  • Cum Laude
  • Temple University
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Trademark Masterclass
  • Protect Your Brand
  • 2021
  • Networking for a Cause
  • Business & Brand Protection
  • 2021
  • Career Day
  • Becoming an attorney
  • 2015
  • Moving On Ceremony
  • Graduating Undergrad and attending law school.
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (9)
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Trademark application Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Friend
"Ariana is a great lawyer. She is timely, has great communication, and works diligently for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A highly capable attorney. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ariana is a serious professional. If you believe you may need her services give her a call."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ariana Smith is a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney who works hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Smith is dedicated to the law and her clients. She has an excellent case record and continues to excel in the field everyday"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Extremely personable. A wealth of knowledge that will apply in any area of law that one would need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly recommend this attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with Ariana while in law school. She consistently demonstrated a will to excel in all areas of life. She is a natural hard worker, a pleasure to be around and really knows her stuff. I am proud to say that I know this attorney and look forward to seeing her continue to be a successful attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Smith is a well prepared attorney who is dedicated to her clients and career. She is a passionate advocate and a rising star in the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ariana is a hardworking attorney that uses all of her knowledge and determination to achieve the best results for her clients."
General practice Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked closely with Ariana for the past year and am always impressed with her knowledge and work ethic. I highly endorse her."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ariana is a smart, dedicated and detail orientated in every task and case that she takes on. She is ideal for litigation for those reasons but also because she is a fighter. She knows when to push back on a case and when to cooperate to get the best possible result. I am very confident in her work because I have seen the results of her efforts and I strongly endorse Ms. Smith."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked closely with Ariana in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic during our final year of law school. She was a stand out student. We could always count on her to be direct and offer an insightful perspective."
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