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Jason Scott Smith

DUI and DWI Attorney at Winston-Salem, NC

5.0   28 reviews

also known as J. Scott Smith

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jason

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J. Scott Smith is a native of North Carolina.  Born in Greensboro and raised in Northern Davidson County throughout the school year and Kernersville in the summers, Mr. Smith loves being at home in North Carolina.  After graduating from high school, Mr. Smith attended Davidson County Community College where he earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  After graduating, he was accepted to the Criminal Justice program at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  After some soul searching, Mr. Smith decided that law enforcement was not what he wanted to do.  He decided instead to chase his dreams of becoming a professional musician.  This did not pan out.  However, Mr. Smith did get to showcase his talent and band for Warner Bros. at a stadium show in Jacksonville, NC in front of ten thousand event goers.  He also showcased for Atlantic Records in New York's famed C.B.G.B.s before it closed.  His group also made number 87 nationally in the "active rock" category.  After coming to the close of his musical quest and graduating from Guilford College in Greensboro with an A.B. in English, Mr. Smith decided to go to law school.  In August 2003, Mr. Smith began law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.  He graduated with his Juris Doctor in December 2005.  Mr. Smith moved back to North Carolina shortly after graduation and opened Lawsmith in Kernersville in June 2007.  After over 3 years of practicing law in Kernersville, Mr. Smith decided to move his practice to Winston-Salem, where it is currently located.  In 2013, Mr. Smith opened another office in Greensboro, North Carolina and hired Josh Lopez as an associate attorney.  Mr. Smith is an active D.W.I. practitioner and is a member of the National College of D.U.I. Defense Lawyers.

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Location

LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC
250 Executive Park Blvd, Ste 100
Winston-Salem, NC, 27103-1534
LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC
204 Muirs Chapel Road
Suite 104
Greensboro, NC, 27410
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Reviews

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Posted by Joseph | October 27, 2019
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Traffic ticket
Mr. Smith made a stressful situation, less complicated while representing me. He explained we and made the prices very simple for me, and got me a resolution on my case, that was greatly appreciated. Very professional and reassuring during the process.
Posted by Robert | May 26, 2018
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Minor facing charges
We were represented by J. Patrick Ellington with The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith. Our minor child was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was facing some serious charges. Patrick worked patiently with the DA and was able to reach a resolution that resulted in the charges being dropped. It was the best possible outcome for our family. We are grateful for their representation.
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Posted by Douglas | September 7, 2017
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Excellent service excellent results
Mr. J. Scott Smith made the court room experience simple and stress free. I was amazed how little time was spent in court! J. Scott Smith is an excellent lawyer who is honest and moral
Posted by James | April 12, 2017
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Exceeded My Expectations
I've required the services of quite a few lawyers over the years, and none have compared to J. Scott Smith. He is sharp, knowledgeable, and incredibly well prepared. I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal counsel.
Posted by Travis | April 3, 2017
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Smart, Confident and Reliable Attorney
My experience was exceptionally great considering the circumstances of my case. Scott was there to assist me with any questions or concerns and responded with confident and clear answers. We also took plenty of time to discuss my case and prepare for our court date with constant updates. Both his associate attorney (Andrew) and office staff (Dan) were excellent resources as well. I would highly recommend J. Scott Smith to any clients who are in need of an attorney for any legal matters, especially DWI cases. I have had two legal matters handled by Scott regarding different legal issues and both experiences exceeded all of my expectations. Choosing the right attorney is very important for your case and future. I will use Scott for any further legal issues and I highly recommend consulting with Scott's firm prior to deciding on an attorney to represent your case.
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Posted by Olivia | February 23, 2017
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Divorce
I called based on great reviews I read prior to my divorce. Upon my first conversation, I felt assured this was who I needed to get the divorce done properly. I went in to begin the process for my divorce (everyone was knowledgeable about the legal processes) and the timeline was very smooth. I was aware of what was going on, and any questions I had were answered immediately. To my surprise, the divorce was done quicker (I actually received a call as soon as it was final). Some lawyers take money--very few care about clients. I deeply recommend this firm if you need experts who are reputable with the legal industry.
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Posted by John | September 18, 2015
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Cases dismissed!!!
Scott did an excellent job for me. He went the extra mile on my case and handled circumstances that changed in the courtroom in real time. A GREAT job......Five Stars!!
Posted by David | January 23, 2015
All charges dismissed!!
after I was charged with a dwi,I began to lawyer shop, and I made a few appointments with several respected attorneys even though I didn't have any money. When I met Scott and Dan my wife and I felt very confident right away that they were the team I needed. They were willing to take there time to look my case over thoroughly and gave me great advice.He kept me informed throughout the process,and was very honest,professional, and believed in my innocence. I was charged with driving without license while awaiting trial by the same officer. Scott dropped everything and we went straight to the courthouse,were instead of being arrested and jailed I walked out free and he had the charge dismissed without me even missing a day of work. When it was time for trial he answered all my questions and concerns,and options. He was amazing at trial and all of my charges were dismissed! Dwi, Dwlr,Driving after consumption, and open container. He is the absolute best lawyer Ive ever met and i highly recommend that you stop reading at this point and call his awesome paralegal Dan and he will get you started down the road to redemption!!!
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Posted by Jessie | April 29, 2014
Best lawyer ever!!
Jason Scott Smith was my lawyer and I could not have done it without him. He is truly amazing and not only changed my day in court but by being as knowledgable with everything as he was, he changed my life! Unfortunately, I don't live close to Winston Salem but if I did I wouldn't look for another lawyer....ever!! Scott and his staff are very welcoming and helpful and always kept me informed with everything. If you're in need for an amazing lawyer, look no further, Scott Smith and his staff are it. Good luck! Well with him, you won't need it!
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Posted by Rick | April 29, 2014
BEST FIRM EVER!
In February and March 2014 I was arrested for multiple harass phone calls, a communcating a threat, and a 50 b. Scott Smith handled each charge with the up most respect and got everything dismissed including the 50 b. I would refere him and everyone in his firm to handle any case I may ever have in the future.
Posted by T. Brown | April 15, 2014
District 22
Aug. 2012, I was arrested for Speeding, Driving While License Revoked, Resisting a Public Officer, and Driving While Impaired, also having my car seized into impoundment and sold at auction. I was convicted on all charges in July of 2013. Trusting Scott's judgment, we appealed and awaited the blood alcohol test result. Jan2014 the test results came back, and out of the four charges the DWI and Resisting a Public Officer were dismissed. However, I accepted the plea of Speeding and Driving While License Revoked. I take my hat off to Scott and his staff, and send you all a heart-felt THANK YOU!
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Posted by Scott | November 14, 2013
Free at last!
I was arrested Sept. 22 2012 for suspicion of a DUI/DWI, possession of an open container, and refusal to blow. I called my attorney from back home to see if he knew the best one out in the state of NC. He sent an email to his colleagues and they did the same all the way up to New York and Scott Smith was the most recommended. He took the case even though at the time I was living in Raeford. Long story short we went to trial, and Mr. Smith got the case dismissed. He proved they violated my constitutional rights. He is very knowledgeable in the law including his assistant Dan. Mr. Smith was fantastic and worth every penny! I highly recommend him to anyone and would use him again myself. Thank you Scott from Scott.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
Thank You Scott!!!
Scott was wonderul. He was very honest with me about the case and my odds. He was professional and at the same time very down to earth and made me feel better about the entire case. I would recommend Scott to anyone in a DUI situation. I was found NOT-guilty and it was all because of Scott!
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2013
NOT Guilty!!
Scott kept me up to speed on everything that was happening with my case, he had excellent knowledge of my case and how to win and although it took a while due to blood work not being available he did win my case against the state. I would def recommend Scott for any legal matters, he is an excellent lawyer!
Posted by David | April 16, 2013
Best Investment I Have Made
Scott Smith breaks the mold when it comes to lawyers. Not only is he more than competent, he is a genuinely nice human being. He took the time to talk me through the process and was able to get a dismissal for my DWI case. Like I said, he was the best investment that I might have ever made. I have no doubt as to who I would use for any case that he would accept should I need him in the future. In a day where professionalism is rapidly declining, there is one place that you can definitely still find it. Look no further for the best lawyer you will ever encounter.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2013
dui case
scott smith did a brilliant job defending my case and was able to get it dismissed! i would highly recommend him. he was very knowledgeable about dui laws and that made a huge difference and getting the great outcome i received.
Posted by Dustin | October 15, 2012
Dismissed
Mr. Smith helped me defend against a dwi case. Thanks to Mr. Smith, he showed professionalism and diligence in achieving our goal of having the case dismissed. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Eric | October 5, 2012
Saved my world
I came to Jason Scott Smith after my ex tried to rip my child out of my life by filing false charges. When we came to trial Mr. Smith was in his element and completly tore her apart and made her lawyer look like he had never even heard of law. I highly recommend Mr. Smith without him my life would be in shambles. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2012
Peace of Mind
There is much to be said for peace of mind...that is what I received from Smith. He came to my case with enthusiasm and an eagerness that eased my reservations. I started as a person who felt threatened by the power of authority to do what they want regardless of what is right or lawful and ended up as a person who never has to worry about this charge again. Thanks for a job well done.
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Posted by chad | May 16, 2012
Best lawyer a man could have
My case was transferred to Jason from another lawyer. It could not have been a better thing to happen. Plus His personality is great. In regards to my DUI case he got the case dismissed and now my life can move on. I would hire him again if every needed
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member/Manager
  • LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Summer Adjunct Criminal Law Professor
  • High Point University
  • 2006 - 2006

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Guilford College
  • A.B.
  • 2003
  • Davidson County Community College
  • A.A.S.
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. R.L.
  • DISMISSED
  • State v. D.M.
  • DWI dismissed at close of State's case
  • State v. T.S.
  • DISMISSED
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Ambassador
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Nation's Top Attorneys Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best by State Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • DUIDLA Charleston Seminar
  • DUIDLA
  • 2017
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys State of North Carolina
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best by State Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best by State Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • 10 Best By State Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2015 NTL Summit
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best by State Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • DWI Scientific and Technical Topics
  • Drugs and Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2015
  • The DWI Seminar
  • Drugs and Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • NCDD & TCDLA
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier 100
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • National Interstate Trucking Conference
  • APITLA
  • 2015
  • 2015 Summer Session at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys State of North Carolina
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2014 Texas Regional Seminar Voir Dire
  • Trial Lawyer's College
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best By State Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 10 Best by State Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 2014 Summer Session at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • 10 Best by State Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys State of North Carolina
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2013 Summer Session at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013
  • U. S. Supreme Court Bar Admission
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2012
  • Advanced DWI Adding Depth to the Defense
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2012
  • 2012 Summer Session at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • 2012 DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity CLE
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Understanding and Defending Drug Recognition Expert Cases
  • Drugs and Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2011
  • New & Creative Ideas for Winning DWI Trials:Preparing for Battle
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2011
  • Defending DWI & Traffic Stops From An Ex-Cop's Perspective!
  • Asset Seminars and SBI Seminars
  • 2011
  • 2011 Summer Session at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • ARIDE
  • Drugs and Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2011
  • Advanced DWI: Challenging and Using Expert Witnesses & Testimony
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2010
  • 1st Annual Virginia EC/IR II Seminar
  • Michael C. Tillotson, LLC
  • 2010
  • NHTSA 24 hour Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Practitioner
  • Drugs and Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2009
  • Dan Certificate
  • World Taekwondo Headquarters
  • 2004
  • Best Oral Argument For Petitioner
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2003
  • Law Enforcement Skills Familiarization
  • Davidson County Community College
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
  • North Carolina DWI Defense The Law and Practice
  • 2015
  • Strategies in Defending DWI Cases
  • Resurrecting the Old DWI
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Strategies in Defending DWI Cases in North Carolina
  • Strategies in Defending DWI Cases in North Carolina
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (38)
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Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Smith's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a fellow member of the National College of DUI Defense and has proven his commitment to his clients and his profession as evidenced by his active participation in advanced education and specialized training."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smith is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm happy to endorse Attorney Scott Smith. Mr. Smith works constantly to stay in front of new developments in the law, to sharpen his sharpen his courtroom skills and to advocate effectively for his clients. I met Mr. Smith several years ago at one of the many national conferences he attends and it has always been clear that he's devoted to his practice, passionate about his cases and constant in his desire to provide the best legal representation possible. I can recommend Attorney Scott Smith without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Mr. Smith without hesitation. I often look to him when I am brainstorming representing my own DWI clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If there's one thing I could say about Scott, it would be that he will fight tooth and nail to get the best possible result for his client, even if the odds are stacked against him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Smith is a true scholar in criminal defense. We had the opportunity to work together on a case in Onslow County and I was impressed with his expansive knowledge on the subject. Mr. Smith has the ability to identify subtle details that will make the difference in his client's case. I hope to work with him again."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Smith and get to know him as a fellow practitioner and a personal friend. He is a very knowledgeable and dedicated attorney who works tirelessly for his clients while maintaining a high level of professionalism. I have a large amount of respect for Mr. Smith and would recommend him to anyone seeking to retain legal counsel, especially to those persons charged with crimes related to or involving impaired driving."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is an excellent lawyer. He has incredible trial skills and takes the time to listen and fight for his clients. I have seen him in action and he really has a love for the law and a tenacity in court that is unmatched. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a fine attorney who is not afraid to battle in the courtroom. It is a pleasure to know him as a colleague and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"I have known Scott throughout his legal career, and had the opportunity to see his unique genius at work. This has given me the opportunity to see how much creativity he brings when defending a case. On more than one occasion I have used some of his creative defenses when helping my own clients. It is this creativity and passion for the law that makes Scott excel at what he does, and brings the results he achieves in his cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable in DWI defense. Great fighter in the courtroom!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently served as Chair to an NCAJ Continuing Legal Education. Got to hang out with Jason; put simply, he's a SUPER nice guy. Not only was he engaging during the seminar, Jason was kind enough to sponor or otherwise pay for some of our subjects to attend and serve as our "subjects." Great guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is an incredibly knowledgeable and passionate attorney. He brings a unique combination of know-how, determination, experience, and passion to the table. This is particularly true in the area of DWI Defense. When I have a question about one of my DWI cases, Mr. Smith is the first person I call. In today's legal climate, you have multiple choices to make when deciding on legal representation. Most of the time clients have no idea who they are hiring. When you hire Mr. Smith, you are hiring a well-seasoned attorney who will fight tooth and nail for your best interests. If you are seeking the get the most bang for your buck, your search is over."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"To be a successful DUI litigator, one has to possess the requisite reputation, knowledge, and experience in order to win. These are the raw materials for success. But mostly, an attorney has to have guts--- and lots of it. I am here to share with you that Attorney Smith has all of this. He is a true trial attorney and advocate of the first order. He has the needed reputation, knowledge, and experience---- and guts. He is also utterly trustworthy. I trust him. I know you will too."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Talented attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Scott on several occasions in Guilford County courts. I frequently refer clients with matters in counties that I do not serve to him."
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