4.0 stars 7 totalReview Jason Smith
Posted by anonymous
Met with Jason Smith about my case. He told me that he would charge me $1900.00 to file a summary judgment. That I had a "slam dunk" case. I spent at least one hour plus with him presenting evidence. I purchased a car/insurance for someone to drive due to her finances. It was entirely in my name. I picked up the car for missed payments, she "disappeared" with the car. She sued me. I had a personal contract signed by her that this could happen. J. Smith said he had a change of heart, he would not present a summary judgment. No reason. This happened after speaking to the plaintiff's attorney? It is my opinion that J. Smith dropped the summary judgment in order to "take as much money from me as he could." I have other suspicions as well. I told J. Smith that I was not paying him anymore money, that he was presented with all of the evidence, spreadsheets, multiple emails, etc., proving my case. After that J. Smith changed from nice to mean. He did nothing on my case except treat me like a "criminal". He brought me in his office, skyped me on a big screen TV, quizzing me about myself, very little about how he would win the case. I asked his secretary where he was, and why I had to sign papers to be on a large tv screen. That I wouldnt lie? His secretary told me that he lives in Florida, works in Newnan, Georgia? He never told me this. I believe I was being deposed with his secretary as a witness. His own client? I did feel that he may work harder for me after the TV show, however I was soon wrong. He knew I could not get an attorney this late in the game as we were going to court soon. He was pressuring me for more money. He told me nothing of his plans to win this case. J Smith was constantly putting me on trial, investigating me instead of working my case. He would not answer my questions. It was very hard for me to be professional. Very manipulative. He refused to let me get my paperwork initially, copies of information that I had left in his office.
J. Smith presented me with a large bill during the Thanksgiving Holiday's, $295.00 an hour. (His website says he has finance options, when you click on the tab, nothing). A few days before we went to court over the holidays he sent me an email/invoice stating that he had to be paid a large sum of money for him to present in court the next week. Later I was told by friends "He blackmailed me". The date was not on the invoice. He knew I couldn't find an attorney over Thanksgiving. I had an appointment, made numerous calls during the holiday with other attorneys. I was told later that an attorney has to show up for court. I could not go to court alone, so tried to act professionally and used him, paid him. I had no choice. We went to court, plaintiff's attorney did not get his "windfall", against me. It is my opinion that he probably knew that from the outset. The plaintiff's attorney, presented inaccurate/incomplete evidence in court, and he made a false personal statement about me in court. I dont see how that is legal; an attorney making a statement about a person totally not true, without factual basis in a court of law. He stated, that I belonged in jail? Over a civil case? Yet the plaintiff had been in jail more than several times. He showed evidence of a few times the car was maintained when our contract stated every (3) months. A phony spreadsheet from the plaintiff with fictitious numbers on it. The car was driven for 2 years plus. The plaintiff actually got up on the stand and stated that she owed me money? I realized at the hearing that this case should have been a summary judgement. The judge offered to me a $8000.00 judgment, before I got up on the stand, which I should not have had to "pay". The difference of what the car sold for and what was paid. I took the judgment to get out of the courtroom. J. Smith called this a win? Could not afford appeals, and felt very used. Dont use him. If i could give him a zero I would.
Posted by shanna turnipseed
I hired Jason for a custody case, I was counter sued for back child support that I already paid. My ex hired one of the most recommend attorneys in Newnan, his tactic was belittling and making fun of me and my receipts. His attempted intimidation made me realize how your attorney represents you, I was so glad I made the choice of class and wit versus childishness and bullying. I knew the moment Jason won the case for me, his questioning uncovered the manipulation taking place in the counterclaim. I would also like to add that when something in my case arose he called me and let me know. I found his rates more than fair and much lower than other attorneys in town. Hiring Jason was a very good decision and I would hire him again.
Posted by Shanna
Jason saved me from repaying $26,000.00 in child support. Jason cross examined with wit and class. His skillful ability to bring out the truth saved an unjust claim of nonpayment of child support. Years of unsuccessful court hearing with my ex-husband had my nerves on edge Monday morning as I wondered what my manipulative ex had in store. With ingenious questioning, Jason made all my nervousness melt away like an iceberg exposed to the brightest, hottest sun light. I knew redemption was on its way. I can not tell you how much I appreciate his class and style in the court room. The opposing attorneys tactic was to belittle and poke fun at me which in my opinion is childish. My attorney reprints me and is a reflection of how I wanted the court to see me and I was so glad I hired Jason. If you are looking for an attorney I recommend him highly.
Posted by Jennifer
Mr. Smith was very professional, quick to return my calls, and able to explain the details of my case in a way that I could better understand them. Mr. Smith was able to get me exactly what he had told me I would receive.
Posted by Lisa
I have used Mr. Smith on 3 different occasions. Was very satisfied with his work. He got me exactly what I wanted. I had a messy and complicated divorce.
Posted by anonymous
Not sure if Jason has improved since my experience with him... However, he was not impressive at all. I did call for a phone consultation about raising the child support for my child. After that, I never spoke to him again, not in person or over the phone, not at all. I only dealt with the young lady at the front desk. The conditions of the case were worked out between my ex and I via email. I ended up emailing the front desk lady at Mr. Smith's office with what was worked out. I once had to meet with her to re-sign the paperwork due to some wording that had to be changed per the judge. Again, never saw Jason. Then, I receive an invoice for a few hundred more dollars that he wanted to charge me! The details included "meeting to discuss the case", "having to re-word the documents", etc. I ended up writing him a letter, reminding him that a meeting was impossible - since I'd NEVER met him face to face. I could not have picked him out of a crowd if I had to! & I asked how having to re-word a page in the agreement was my fault. He's the lawyer, he was supposed to the proper wording. I ended up getting a voicemail from a different front desk person (the other gal had quit). The message did tell me I could disregard that invoice. I wonder... how many people just pay him?
I would never recommend Mr. Smith.
Posted by Amy
I had a very difficult and complicated case. Mr. Smith kept me informed by returning calls. He even accomplished things for me that I had not thought possible. He helped me identify issues that I had not thought of recognized. He was a real God-send.