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Leanna Jane Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Deland, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Everybody has a story, everybody has a reason for the things that they do. Each individual person has their own facts, circumstances and history that come to bear upon how they get into the criminal justice system. It’s just a natural fit for me to be able to convey that to the prosecutor and the judge as I advocate for the defense of my clients. – Attorney Leanna Smith

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Law Office of Leanna J. Smith
211 E Rich Ave
Deland, FL, 327244356


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Posted by Lisa | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Thankful I Hired Her
Sometimes the decisions we make in life are not the smartest and it takes one mistake to make you realize that. I had an issue recently and through recommendations and online reviews I decided to contact Leanna. She was extremely knowledgeable, caring and above all treated me with respect not like a low life criminal. Both, Leanna and Carlos, were instrumental in the successful, or as good as it will get, of my case. This has made me realize that some good can come out of a bad decision. Above all, choosing the right attorney has everything to do with that as well. If you want someone that will treat you with respect and fight for you I urge you to call Leanna. You will not regret it!!
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Posted by Christina | December 6, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Personable Attorneys
Leanna and Carlos are both a pleasure to work with. I have had the opportunity on several occasions to work directly with them in order to better assist and accommodate their clients in need, as a bail agent. they both consistently go "Above and Beyond" for their defendants in ALL cases. Thanks for providing such a compassionate service to our community!!
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Posted by Jay Harrison | April 16, 2018
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So thankful
So happy with Leanna J Smith & Carlos Vidal-Collazo. They saved me. I had an attorney that did nothing, took my money, and failed me. I am so happy with this firm. I cannot express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your professionalism and speedy resolution. You are Loved & Bless You.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Smith and Mr. Vidal were both professional, competent and compassionate. At a time when I really needed legal representation and guidance they were the only firm to immediately step in to make sure that everything was being done for a successful outcome to my case. Ms. Smith is truly aggressive and dedicated to her clients and will fight to bring a case to a positive conclusion.
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Posted by Justin | March 4, 2017
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True professionals
I have used Leanna Smith's office a few times. Each time has been a pleasure considering the situation I have found myself in. Everyone one in the office is friendly, professional, and kind.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Lawyer
Thank you so much for believing in me & working so hard on my case. I so appreciate what you have done for me. You’re the best
Posted by Veronica | February 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I would give Leanna Smith MORE than 5 stars if I could!
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS! With great appreciation I still thank you for your commitment with me. Thank again for relieving the tension and worry on the harsh times I went thru.....May the Lord bless you!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner
  • Law Office of Leanna J Smith
  • 2000 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Intern
  • The Innocence Project
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Summer Associate
  • New York City Law Department
  • 1995 - 1995
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  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Stetson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • domestic violence battery
  • dropped
  • dui with property damage
  • dropped
  • Aggravated Assault
  • dropped
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  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • member
  • 1997 - Present
  • legal redress chairman
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Florida Middle District Federal Court
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • moot court honor society
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Outstanding Effort for Protecting All Creatures of Our Society
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • 1999


  • The Next Step in Sealing/Expunging Your Case
  • The Sealing and Expunging Process
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Sealing and Expunging Workshop
  • Sealing and Expunging Your Criminal Record
  • 2017
  • WICCD Symposium
  • Swimming with Sharks
  • 2017

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Leanna for around 25 years, both when she was a prosecutor and when she became a defense attorney, and she's always impressed me with her knowledge and professionalism. The legal field can be tough and serious, and she knows how to bring humor into the situation when it can lighten the mood and ease negotiations as well. :o)"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Leanna Smith fights for her clients with tenacity and class."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor, I worked as opposing counsel on numerous cases with Ms. Smith. She was always meticulously prepared, professional and well-versed in the law. It was clear that Ms. Smith always took the time to really listen to her clients, gather pertinent facts and present strong, well-reasoned arguments. She can be a fierce advocate when needed, while always maintaining the highest ethical standards. I have personally referred clients to her in the past, and I believe that to be the highest endorsement I can give."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was a prosecutor, I had cases against Leanna. She was smart, professional, diligent, and an absolute fucking bulldog. If you’re in trouble, hire her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leanna is a fierce advocate with remarkable integrity and skill."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"I am a circuit judge assigned to the felony division. Leanna Smith has unimpeachable integrity; possesses a strong work ethic; is always knowledgeable in the applicable law; protects her client's interests; is always prepared; works well with opposing attorneys; and has a wonderful sense of humor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse Leanna Smith. As a former prosecutor and a long-time criminal defense attorney, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge that helps her get optimal results for her clients. She is definitely the lawyer I'd want on my side in court -- in addition to being a good-hearted and understanding person, she is also really great at explaining everything clearly (and there are a lot of questions that come up for criminal defendants about what is happening in their case at any particular time and what their options may be for defending themselves and/or reaching a settlement). In addition to that, she can be very tough and persuasive when she needs to be (i.e., in court!), which is essential for a good attorney. She is a great lawyer and person!"
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Deland Criminal defense Lawyer Leanna Jane Smith
Leanna Jane Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Deland, FL
Licensed for 25 years
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