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Ronald Edward Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.7   27 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ronald

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    Criminal and traffic matters in General District, Juvenile & Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts of Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties, VA, and 4th Circuit U.S. District Court.

    44 years

Location

Ronald E. Smith PC
3900 University Drive
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Arthur | April 27, 2022
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Great Lawyer!
Ronald E. Smith is an amazing attorney! He is knowledgeable, easy to work with, and well connected. Attorney Smith knows what it takes to give you the best possible chances in court. I highly recommend attorney Smith and would work with him again without question. Thank you again attorney Smith for all you do!
Posted by Stephen | July 29, 2021
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Attorney Ronald Smith
Mr Smith was a godsend to me. He handled my driving case with understanding, care,and respect. Even the judge complimented him for his thoroughness of having all aspects of the case complete. It took time but in the end EVERYTHING went smoothly. I would recommend him to anyone. I can't thank him enough.
Posted by Tito | May 25, 2021
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The Best lawyer
What can say that hasn't been said about Mr. Smith, except that these statements are valid. The professionalism that is displayed is unmet. Thanks to Mr. Smith and his staff's hard work, I wouldn't have gotten my case expunged, which is not an easy task in a commonwealth state as VA. This should tell you how much work is done for a client.
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Posted by DeVaughn | May 7, 2021
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Houdini
I was on probation and had another Felony charge against me of a schedule 1 and a trespassing, he got me to only pay restitution and community service and saved me a lot of money. This is the man you want on your side. Will definitely rehire again if necessary.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
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terrific
His seller pitch is great and i m glad i hired him as a lawyer. He built the trust from day one and took good care of me. I also liked his personality and although he tells you the literal expectation you might face - which are terrifying- he does work solutions for you all the way from the start to end. Oh! and another important thing: he is not greedy and has a straightforward contract not hiding additional fees as others do. He also knows his job very well and i personally prefer seeing doctors with more than 30 years of experience because experience is important when you face such major things as a health risk or background records getting tainted by a misdemeanor traffic violation (had a speed ticket of +85) . They say law doesn t protect you if you don t know how to protect yourself. So better be careful because anything you say at court could be used negatively against you. I would definitely recommend him whenever i can and chose to do so here today because he worked my case with zeal and the case was solved with less damage to my records and financial circumstances. he deserve thumbs up
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Posted by Whitehead | December 7, 2020
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Great Attorney for CDL drivers
Attorney Smith worked miracles for my husband, a CDL driver. My husband did not receive any points on his license or his CSA after retaining Attorney Ronald Smith. Attorney Smith went to work right away on resolving the traffic ticket my husband was cited for. Everything was done over the phone and via email. CDL drivers if you’re in the Fairfax, VA area and catch a ticket, call Attorney Ronald Smith! He will handle it for you!!!
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Posted by Jason Dryer | June 16, 2020
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Client of Ronald Smith
Mr. Smith was amazing. He has a practice in place for traffic tickets that is a check list and easy to follow. If you do everything he says he will do the best he can for you. If I would recommend a lawyer for anything it would be Mr. Smith. He is a top notch attorney!
Posted by Ethel | March 6, 2020
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Expungement
Mr. Smith has an impressive background/education. I would describe my experience as seamless. I felt confident from the time that I sat in front of him and looked around his office. His background and knowledge are both impressive (at the least). I was a little anxious about the entire situation at first. However, my mind was put at ease. Mr. Smith went over each step and made sure that I understood the process. Everyone in the office was very professional and friendly! The outcome: I'm very happy because my expungement was approved. Once I got home, I received a kind follow up email with a copy of my legal paperwork and best wishes. They are caring and treat clients with respect. Choosing the right lawyer from the start is very important! Don't leave anything to chance!!!!
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Posted by Mike | January 14, 2020
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Miracle Worker
I have known Mr. Smith for over 30 years. He magically had some charges reduced to minor traffic offenses when I was younger. Recently I had some charges brought upon me by a merchant. The charges were brought in a way that could have brought me serious consequences. Because of his knowledge of the law and respect he has so clearly receives from the Commonwealth attorneys office, he was able to have most of the charges dropped and only a fine to pay. If you find yourself in similar circumstances then I highly recommend that you call Mr. Smith. It surely would be in your best interest. I owe him my reputation as a upstanding person that made a mistake that could have had devasting consequences.
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Posted by Jonathon | December 19, 2019
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First reckless driving charge
If you want a lawyer that's going to be honest with you about your case and how to handle it Mr. Smith is your guy. He gave me the tools I needed to have my reckless driving charge turned into a speeding ticket. It was my first offense and I had know idea what was going on. See I work in the state of Virginia, but live in Maryland. I had know idea that driving laws for each state where so different. But thanks to Mr. Smith he was able to educate me and help me to make sure I can still drive and work in Virginia.
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Posted by Meaza | December 17, 2019
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Charged with DUI
Understandably Mr Smith explained how serious the charges were, yet he knew what a horrible mistake I made driving under the influence Mother’s Day 2019. He had my back, I’m forever grateful !
Posted by Brian | November 7, 2019
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Probation violation
Best lawyer I’ve had so far, I was recommend to Mr. Smith threw a friend as I shall do the same if there is ever a colleague in need. True miracle worker, I was able to continue my life without going to jail simply by following all the steps and procedures that he provided me with. 5stars hands down, I highly recommend an experienced lawyer such as Ron Smith.
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Posted by Curt | November 11, 2018
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Reckless Driving Charge
Second offense reckless, 85 in 55 in Fairfax County. Used Mr Smith both times. The recent one, Mr Smith listened to my story and then advised me on pre-court things to do. He was with me at courtgot the prosecutor to reduce charges to speeding.
Posted by Robert | May 23, 2018
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Will follow your case through to the end
Ron is a very dedicated lawyer who is good at what he does. Even after my case was continued, leaving more for him to process, he proceeded to work with me free of charge until all charges were dropped. His vast connections and negotiation skills enable him to work with prosecutors and police alike to create the best outcome. Follow the directions he gives you and you should be fine.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2018
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Great attorney! He continues to work your case until the judge has banged the gavel.
I hired Ron Smith for a first offense DWI, refusal, reckless driving, and simple possession of mari. He layed out every possible outcome for me in layman terms so I could understand exactly what I was facing. He will lay out exactly what you need to do before you go before the judge. Just follow his instructions. He was very adamant about going to trial the entire time leading up to the day of. But, at the end of the day it is your ultimate decision on which route you want to take. He will lay the best option in front of you before you walk into that courtroom. In my situation I couldn’t afford to gamble a loss of license for a year because of the refusal charge. He got me the best deal possible in my case. I plead to the dwi but all other charges were dismissed. Very knowledgable and known in the courthouse.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
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Outstanding Representation
I hired Mr. Smith to represent me in a criminal traffic case. I was definitely expecting worse penalties than what the outcome of the case ultimately was. I accredit this to Mr. Smith's many years of experience and the relationships he has with others in the legal system. He never once steered me wrong and I walked out with guilty plea to a very minor traffic violation. I highly recommend Mr. Smith and if you do choose him to represent you just do what he says. He knows what he is doing.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Was issued a reckless driving by speed ticket back in July. At the time, I had no idea that in Virginia that is considered a misdemeanor (which means criminal record and possible jail time). I didn't find out about this until I tried to pay online and couldn't. I immediately looked up lawyers to call which included Mr. Smith. After calling a few lawyers, I could tell that Mr. Smith was the best of the bunch. Especially in comparison to the other people I talked with. He had me take care of a few tasks (defensive driving, obtaining a driving record, etc.) The day of court, he was able to get it reduced to an infraction BEFORE I even went into the court room! I, without a doubt, recommend hiring Mr. Smith. Do everything he tells you to do and you shouldn't have any problems.
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Posted by Daniel | June 17, 2017
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Atty. Smith, an outstanding counsel
Atty. Smith represented me in a traffic case. I found that he exceeded my expectations of legal competency, what I was most impressed by was his ability to listen very carefully and to evaluate all the options and consequences with care and throughfulness. He buildt trust as soon as he sat down to meet with me and I like that in a professional.
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Posted by Ali | May 17, 2017
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Great Attorney
I am glad I hired Mr. Smith, he was very clear and easy to talk to, laid down the facts and possible outcomes. Reduced my reckless driving charge to a minor speeding ticket and a small fine. I could not ask for a better attorney, he is top notch.
Posted by Aaryn | May 10, 2017
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AMAZING
I'm writing this in my car after my court case ecstatic as ever ! Mr. Smith really gave me results I didn't believe I'd see ! I had an improper lane change that resulted in an accident being COMPLETELY DROPPED ! We discussed possibly getting it down to failure to pay time and attention or some sort due to my specific situation . I was on driving probation and any charge reported to the DMV would result in a reset ! I'm due to be off this august and I've been on probation for a year and three months so this case meant a lot to me! My record was also not in the best of shapes ! ( -10 ) I explained my concerns to him and he told me not to worry and we'd come up with something . BUT THIS WAS TOTALLY UNEXPECTED AND I WANTED TO CRY WHEN HE TOLD ME WHAT HE DID. I can't thank Mr. Smith and his friendly staff for getting me through this and lifting a heavy burden off my chest. I'm not the one to really write reviews but with this outcome, I felt obligated ! His prices are very reasonable and he's great to talk and get along with . If you have any traffic violations, he's your guy !!!!
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • American University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1971
  • LaSalle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1961

Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
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  • General District Court Committee
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Patrick Henry Award
  • Governor James Gilmore
  • 2001

Publications

  • Virginia CLE Publications
  • Defense of Serious Traffic Offenses in Virginia
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Defending Serious Traffic Cases 2013
  • Regional Differences in the Handling of Traffic Cases: A Comparison
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Ron around the court for years. He always seem to be well prepared and do a nice job!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Smith for many years. He knows the law and how to work his cases well. He does not hesitate to fight for the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, having had the pleasure of knowing him for nearly 15 years. Ron Smith is a courthouse legend. He knows that law better than most lawyers, and is a lifelong student of American jurisprudence. Ron is a rare lawyer who studies the law not only for his job, but also because he is personally interested in it and enjoys discussing it on the highest intellectual level. He has an unsurpassed amount of instutional knowledge (how the courthouse runs, special programs for clients, tendencies of judges and prosecutors, etc.). Ron is very direct- unlike some lesser lawyers, Ron's manner is not to coddle and fret about appeasing feelings. Instead, he honestly lays out pertinent facts, issues, and arguments. Because he tells people what they NEED to hear (not what they want to hear), and given his 30+ YEARS experience fighting in the courtroom for his clients, Ron Smith is an attorney I would recommend to anyone."
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Fairfax Criminal defense Lawyer Ronald Edward Smith
Ronald Edward Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 43 years