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Katrina Louise Smith

Trademark application Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   31 reviews

About Katrina

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,As a child, I watched family and friends stumble their way through the legal system.  From disheartening custody battles to cheating spouses to illegal evictioins, the legal system undoubtably captivated my attention at a very young age.  What really commanded my attention is that I recognized the consquential results people can face when they travel their tumultuous legal journey alone or without the assistance of competent and fearless counsel. 

The inequities I witnessed as a child has caused me to become a passionate advocate for excellence and a ruthless purveyor of positive results.  Every time I step into a courtroom, my personal goal is to ensure that all parties are treated fairly and competently during an already challenging time in their lives.

I am a proud triple graduate of North Carolina Central University and have received the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice with Concentration in Corrections (highest honors)
  • Bachelor of Science, Family & Consumer Science with Concentration in Child Development & Family Relations (highest honors)
  • Juris Doctorate

If you know anything about North Carolina Central University, then you should know that its mascot is an eagle.  Eagles are known to bestow freedom and courage to look ahead.  I like to think of myself akin to an eagle because I strive to show each of my clients that there is a light at the end of the tunnel which enables them to begin each phase of the legal process with confidence and optimism.  

I am the attorney for you if you are looking for someone who will provide you with exceptional care, individualized attention, and sound advice.  My breadth of experience ensures that I can break down a wide variety of complicated issues in a way that allows you to be educated and confident in your case.  As an attorney, my mission is to ensure that you will understand the process, how the court may make a decision, and how we will strategize to reach the best possible outcome as efficiently as possible.  Whether your matter can be resolved amicably or requires lengthy courtroom time, you can rest easy knowing that I will be right by your side fighting for you all the way.

 

Licensed for 13 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/03/2022

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

Contact Katrina

Smith Legal Solutions
232 W Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC, 27609
Smith Legal Solutions
Post Office Box 26993
Raleigh, NC, 27611
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Reviews

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Posted by Carmon | August 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
Katrina is AMAZING! Her knowledge and expertise provided me with a better understanding of the trademark process and helped me reevaluate my business and how it’s structured. I would recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing!!
Katrina is Absolutely Amazing!! Her professionalism, knowledge, availability, recommendations and overall experience is unmatched!! One of the absolute best in the business!! I have thoroughly loved working with her throughout this Trademark process!! I recommend that you hire her ASAP if you're ready to take your business to the next level.
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Posted by Maleeka | March 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Years of Excellent Service
Attorney Smith has been a staple of wisdom for my business when it comes to legal things. She knows the law and how it works and does not cut corners. When you retain her as your legal partner in business, you can rest knowing that whatever it is, it's handled.
Posted by Gretchen | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Focused and Fearless
Ms. Smith was exactly what I needed in an attorney. She was focused, incredibly intelligent and professional. She read every document I provided, asked really excellent prep questions so I knew I was prepared for court and she regularly checked in to ease the process. She was exciting to watch in court: fierce and factual. Ms. Smith is an exemplary attorney. She knows what she is doing and why it’s needed for the case at hand. It was a pleasure to have her as my knight in shining armor. She took down the opposition. I walked away with a win!
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Posted by BenYehudah | February 4, 2022
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PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONABLE
I was able to hire Attorney Katrina Smith and receive the highest level of services possible. I was very minimally self-educated on the process. It is my opinion, suggestion and urge that any normal person hire a qualified attorney to handle your important Trademark needs. If you are to proceed without one (an attorney) you will find road blocks that cannot be over come. In the interest of what is best, you should look for someone dedicated and honest. Not just in the moral sense, but in the business client dynamic. These matters require so much. Find relief in proper decisions, by making a good 1st one. Hire Attorney Katrina Louise Smith and get Grade: A service! I am thrilled with the service and appreciative of the outcome. The professionalism is always at an all time high, and there is a lot to learn from Attorney Smith. Do yourself the favor. Hire a pro.
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Posted by Tosha | December 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Personable
My experience has been emotional and pleasant lol! Very thorough, professional, personable. I feel like I’ve already gotten so much more than I expected—all of the things including a Sunday Service lol! Thank you so much! I look forward to continuing to work with you!
Posted by Kendreeka | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Raleigh
Katrina has been a God sent! When it comes to handling all legal matters of my business, she has went above and beyond to make sure all was in place and that I was operating a business that was legally covered! She has successfully filed and completed 5 trademarks for me and handles all contracts for my growing sector of business regarding celebrity clients! I would not trade Katrina for the world. Hurry and let the Legal Bestie take care of you! You won’t be disappointed!
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Posted by Leticia | September 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Strategy session
I booked a strategy session with Katrina for my business and can I just say it was worth every dime. During the conference call I gained so much knowledge and now I know the next steps I need to take to run a successful business. I was referred to her and now I will be referring others to her as well.
Posted by LaToya | June 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Katrina Smith to the Rescue!
Ms. Smith recently filed my trademark application. During the process, she communicated in a timely fashion to my never-ending questions. She's knowledgeable, patient and explained the process in a simple manner, and provided examples for better understanding. I've experienced nothing but EXCELLENT service and recommend her without hesitation!
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Posted by Porsha | April 27, 2021
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Very Professional!
I was looking for a long-term call my professional attorney. Ms. Smith exceeded my expectations and I will do business with her again. She was kind, professional, and answered all of my questions
Posted by Arlexis | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST !!
I consulted with Katrina in July of 2020 regarding obtaining my LLC and it was one of THE BEST decisions I could ever make for my business. I scheduled a consultation with her and hired her that same day. She was VERY punctual, professional, informative, and knowledgeable to all my needs and concerns. (and her spirit and correspondence was EVERYTHING). I followed her advice and suggestions and the process ran so smooth !!! My LLC was approved and I received it in the mail ON MY ACTUAL BIRTHDAY !! You can call it fate or a coincidence either way, again, it was THE BEST decision I could of ever made for business. THANK YOU KATRINA !!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2020
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Great Beginnings
Katrina was amazingly patient and helpful! I have been wanting to start a business but was discouraged by my lack of knowledge to protect it. After our clarity call I felt far more confident in knowing the steps I need to take to be successfully protected.
Posted by Marquita | August 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Services!
Katrina's level of expertise while helping me to obtain a trademark for my business was top notch. From beginning to end the process was seamless and she kept me informed and educated every step of the way. She displayed professionalism throughout and made sure I didn't have to be concerned about anything. I was able to focus on business and allow her to handle all the legalities. She gets my stamp of approval and I would certainly recommend her services.
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Posted by Kim | August 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Transparency
Attorney Smith is and has been a true blessing for my business and family. She has a lot of knowledge in Business and Family Law and knows how to communicate what I need to know in order to protect my family and business. I TRUST her, she is straight to the point and very easy to talk too. She is my "Legal Bestie", and I don't make a business move without her looking over it for me Leases, contracts, partnerships and/or agreements.
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Posted by Erica | June 11, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Review
Attorney Katrina Smith was extremely helpful in getting my business Erica’s Events and Decor legally legit. Initially, my business had a grade of a ”D”; however, after utilizing Attorney Smith templates and implementation her legal advice, my business is now an ”A” in a matter of weeks. Attorney Smith was extremely professional and answered all of my questions I had for clarity. I would recommend her to any business that needs to get legally legit! Thank you, Attorney Smith Erica
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2020
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Difference Maker
In need of a lawyer I was referred to Ms. Smith by a family member. After speaking with her for only a few seconds, I knew she would be able to make a difference and assist me. Was starting to lose hope dealing with the lawyer I originally had. Ms. Smith quickly showed she was concerned and wanted to help me achieve joint custody of my child. She is very approachable and an excellent listener. Would have never made the progress I have without her assistance. In need of a lawyer I highly recommend contacting Katrina Smith and using Smith Legal Solutions.
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Posted by Cynthia | February 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
We Highly Recommend Attorney Katrina Smith!
Attorney Smith is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, always available, kind and most of all she is definitely the Attorney you want on your side concerning your legal matters. Attorney Smith gets the job done! We are extremely satisfied and look forward in doing more business with Attorney Smith and sharing our experience so others can utilize Attorney Smith’s Services.
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Posted by Candice | October 26, 2018
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The best in the game!
Katrina is truly a God send anytime I need legal advice she always had a listening ear. As my attorney she was willing to travel over 70 miles to go to war for me. If you want an excellent attorney that truly cares. She is the attorney for you!
Posted by Godfrey | October 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
Prompt. Professional. Genuine. Knowledgeable. Caring. These are just a few words that come to mind when describing Attorney Smith. I have hired her more than once and each encounter has always been a fantastic experience, from beginning to end. She is dedicated to obtaining favorable outcomes to her clients, and I can vouch from my own personal experience. I have not utilized another lawyer since the day I've used her services - look no further. She is the real deal!
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST! THE ABSOLUTE BEST!
It is with the highest commendation possible that I recommend utilization of Katrina’s legal services. Her superior mastery of the law, and ability to communicate effectively made a stressful time, far less stressful. Considering my residence was outside of NC, I found myself at ease knowing that she was on the case. Having to handle legal matters thousands of miles away can be a bit of a task. Katrina made sure that all of my questions were answered and that everything went as it should. She kept me well-informed and taught me the nuances of the law as it pertained to my case. She made sure that everything was clear. I could NOT have asked for more a professional, supportive, knowledgeable, and integral counsel than that of Katrina L. Smith. I simply could not have. The stellar level of support provided was second to none. She assisted me in navigating the legal realm, upon which I will forever be grateful. I found her to be flexible, present (was fully engaged), and she took genuine interest in my case. She did not count me as just another client to represent. She treated me as a person who was seeking equity. As a result of her detailed disposition, I left the courtroom victorious. I received the judgement which was rightfully owed to me, and for that, I am thankful. To not seek out such amazing counsel would be to suffer great loss. Katrina will forever be in my list of contacts to reach out to for legal matters. The level of excellence and quality that I found on display both in and outside of the courtroom were both impressive and worthy of recognition.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Smith Legal Solutions
  • 2010 - Present
  • Trial Team Coach
  • NC Central University School of Law
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • North Carolina Central University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
  • North Carolina Central University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Hedingham Apts v. Andre
  • Case Dismissed
  • Brockenbrough v. Moore
  • Father was granted primary, physical custody of his daughter
  • Jones v. Minnis
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Capital City Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • George H. White Bar
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Family Law "10 Best" Attorneys for NC
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • A+ Rating
  • BBB
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Service
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity "Watkins Chapter"
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Smith Legal Solutions Seminar
  • Defending Against Slumlords
  • 2015
  • Lincoln Park Church Education Day
  • The Sky Is The Limit
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (18)
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katrina is an exceptional lawyer. I refer many cases to her and always hear positive feedback about her services. She is one of a few here in our area that practice landlord/tenant law and I feel comfortable sending prospective clients to her."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Ms. Smith's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. She has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Katrina is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for her clients' benefit."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Smith is highly regarded in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Smith is a respected member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Attorney Smith. She is very knowledgeable is this area of the law. I have had the opportunity to work with her on a matter and against her on several matters, her professionalism is great. And she is serious about the practice of law."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by his profile and answers in the AVVO community that he is well respected and knows his stuff!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Smith is really a superb attorney. I love reading her answers to questions on Avvo and learning from her expertise and her incredible advise. I have been an attorney, judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and law professor, and I still learn from her every day. I would highly recommend her to everyone and anyone on Avvo."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"While I do not know Ms. Smith personally, I have reviewed many of her answers to legal questions on this site. Ms. Smith gives insightful answers to those with legal issues providing helpful guidance. Easy to endorse her as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Smith handles a number of areas of law and she is obviously very well versed in each one. She has spent a considerable time on this site helping others and that serves as an example to her desire to use her expertise to help others."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable and articulate."
Juvenile law Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Smith's research and writing depicts a strong command of the law and how to apply it. She possesses all the right skills to be an excellent advocate for her clients. Most importantly she cares about her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Smith and I are not related but we did attend the same law school a few years apart. What Katrina lacks in experience, she more that makes up for with dedication and a zeal for learning. If she confronts an issue she will dig through books and cases and consult with her more experienced peers. If you have a criminal or family law matter in the Research Triangle Area I suggest you take advantage of her free consultation."
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