|VA||Authorized to practice law||1980||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Patrick Henry Award||Governor James Gilmore||2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|General District Court Committee||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Virginia CLE Publications||Defense of Serious Traffic Offenses in Virginia||2012|
|George Mason University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|American University||English||MA - Masters||1971|
|LaSalle University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1961|
|Defending Serious Traffic Cases 2013||Regional Differences in the Handling of Traffic Cases: A Comparison||2013|
Posted by Ali
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
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 !!!!
Posted by anonymous
Went above and beyond what i expected, Ron tried to argue the case had no merit from the moment we began talking. He did give me the hard facts and push me toward doing things to benefit me case but i wouldnt expect anything less for someone fighting hard for you. Also got the judgement reduced by arguing with the judge and cut it down to a fraction of the cost.
Matthew Kensky, Criminal defense Attorney
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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