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Darryl Richard Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
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Darryl R. Smith, Criminal Defense Attorney and Civil Litigation Lawyer, was born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Piscataway, New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. Darryl went on to attend Vanderbilt University Law School. During his law school career, Darryl Smith was recognized by Vanderbilt University Law School as a Chancellor’s Scholar, and also was named Senior Editor for the Southern Regional BLSA Law Review Journal. He graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School with his Juris Doctorate in 2011, and moved to Orlando to pursue his dream of practicing law in Central Florida.

Darryl Smith began his legal career with the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando, Florida, exclusively practicing criminal law. During his tenure with the office, he handled over 600 adult and juvenile misdemeanor cases from arraignment to case closure, including battery, possession of marijuana, petit theft, domestic violence, unlawful display of a firearm, driving with license suspended (DWLS), driving under the influence (DUI), and countless other misdemeanor offenses. In the short span of one year, Mr. Smith took 14 cases to trial.

In 2012, Darryl Smith was offered the prestigious opportunity to become a Civil Litigation Attorney with the Orlando Office of one of the largest civil defense law firms in the State of Florida, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer. During his time with Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, he played a vital role in litigating several high-profile personal injury cases on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.

Driven by an undying passion to make a real difference in the community by defending the rights of those in need, Darryl Smith voluntarily left the world of corporate law and returned to practicing criminal law with the Office of the Public Defender. During his second tenure with the office, he defended over 400 adult felony cases from arraignment to case closure, including robbery, burglary, drug trafficking, dealing in stolen property, aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated battery, punishable by life (PBL) offenses, and numerous other serious felony charges.

Mr. Darryl Smith has developed a reputation in the Central Florida legal community as a down-to-earth, compassionate, aggressive, and most of all highly effective advocate for his clients. He has also been nominated by Orlando Style Magazine as one of Orlando‘s Legal Elite. Mr. Smith has litigated over 1,000 criminal and civil cases, and has taken over 25 criminal cases to trial, ranging from Simple Battery to First-Degree Murder. He is dedicated to utilizing his legal knowledge, trial experience, and tireless work ethic to pursue justice for each and every one of his clients. Darryl Smith works as a Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation Lawyer for the Smith & Eulo Law Firm.

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI & DWI
  • Litigation

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Smith & Eulo Law Firm
32 North Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL, 32811

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Shawn | June 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend this firm
Darryl is one of the best attorneys out there. He is caring, goes above and beyond and will work to get the best result for his client. I highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Chad | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding - Knowledgeable and Aggressive
I was a client of Darryl's. He was able to have my violation of probation dismissed (not reinstated). It took him less then two weeks to have the judge dismiss my case. He took the time to visit me while I was in jail and listened to my side of events. He then worked diligently with the prosecutor to have the VOP dismissed. This was far better than I had hoped and saved me a lot of money in court fees. Darryl is easy to get along with, very smart, caring, and overall I wonderful person. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lucas | April 23, 2015
Honest/Trustworthy Attorney
I have owned candy stores my whole life. I deal with new people every single day, while most are genuinely good people, there is always someone trying to get something for free and easily. A gentlemen tried to sue my establish for ADA violatons trying to get a quick settlement out of me. I hired Mr. Smith and he went to battle for me. He did his research and found that this gentlemen was notorious for scaming businesses out of quick settlements. Mr. Smith would not let this man scam me. He worked around the clock for me answering motions and phone calls. He not only proved it was a scam saving me tons of money and headaches. He treated me like a friend and number 1 client. Would highly recommend Mr. Smith for all legal issues. He is the best. Thank you Mr. Smith!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
Mr.smith
My older brother has always had his run in with the law & he recently got into some bad trouble . We looked through lawyers and we found Mr.smith and that was honestly the best thing I've ever done . Mr. Smith fought for my brother till the end of the case . He kept me informed and helped me understand everything . On top of winning the case Mr.smith choose to mentor my older brother . That right there showed me that he wasn't just the average lawyer . He actually cared and till this day he cares .
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Posted by Sabine L. | April 7, 2015
Outstanding Service.
Mr. Darryl Smith was one of the two lawyers I spoke to in Orlando. Despite being one of many, he is the best. Mr. Darryl took on our family's case which seemed impossible and made it possible . He set out for good results from the beginning to end. I highly recommend Mr. smith to any & everyone . He is on the winning side .
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Darryl was great! Always answers his personal line when I had any questions. Very trustworthy and goes over & beyond to help his clients!
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
He knows the law!
Mr. Smith knows the law! He fought hard for me and we came out victorious. Highly recommended. Very smart attorney who loves his job.
Posted by Franklin Mccormick | March 18, 2015
Super lawyer
Mr. Smith actually is one of the best lawyers I ever seen that really is for the people.He really is very patient with clients and really knows his way around a court room.He listens to you he hears what you half to say and he will work hard for you in the process. Very accurate as far as telling you what the choices he has and what limits he can go very smart. He would be a lawyer for me any day.If he ever ventures out on his own for whoever needs a good attorney he is a great attorney by far you will be lucky to have him by your side not against you.when he does venture out on his own I'm using him if I ever need him he is my choice and I have recommended him and will keep recommending him
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Posted by Marcus | March 21, 2013
Happy with the result...
Mr. Smith helped me with my misdemeanor charge and got me a not guilty verdict at trial. He always kept in contact with me, explained stuff I didn't understand, and answered all the questions I had about my case. I was very satisfied with Mr. Smith.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Smith & Eulo Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Office Of The Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, PA
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Office Of The Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. MM
  • State Conceded to Motion to Suppress
  • State v. Bass
  • Stand Your Ground Motion Granted - Case Dismissed
  • State v. Belew
  • Not Guilty (All Counts)
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Associations

  • West Orange Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Neighboorhood Restorative Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Valencia College Black Advisory Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Smoothstones Youth Sports Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Toastmasters International
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Paul C. Perkins Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Orlando's Legal Elite Nominee
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2014
  • Admitted to Practice
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • 2013
  • Admitted to Practice
  • Florida Bar
  • 2011
  • Destined for Success Award
  • Law Society
  • 2011
  • Senior Editor
  • Southern Regional BLSA Law Journal
  • 2010
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students Nominee
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2010
  • Chancellor's Scholar
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • 2008
  • Legal Service Award
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • 2008
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Publications

  • On Demand Law Blog
  • Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Bar
  • Failing Your Way to Greatness
  • 2014
  • Toastmasters International
  • The Road to Greatness
  • 2013
  • Toastmasters International
  • Past, Present, and Future: A Journey of Grace
  • 2013
  • Paul C. Perkins Bar Association
  • Mock Trial
  • 2012
  • Florida Bar
  • Moot Court Regional Competition
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (24)
Endorse Darryl
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is an ethical, diligent, and very qualified attorney. I highly recommend him as a good counselor, and a conscientious attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the privilege of going against Mr. Smith during a trial when I was an Assistant State Attorney. He was always reasonable and pleasant to work with. Most importantly, he was always well prepared and knowledgeable about the law. His clients will be well served in hiring him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Both Professional and proficient in the law made Darryl a formidable advisory. He is a great Criminal Defense attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked as opposing counsel against Daryl when I was an Assistant State Attorney. Daryl is always professional and reasonable. He knows how to negotiate and advocates for his clients. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Smith. He is an excellent litigator and an outstanding advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Darryl is knowledgeable and competent criminal defense attorney. He goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients have the most effective representation that could be provided. He is always available to answer the questions of his client and provide his clients with peace of mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don't let Mr. Smith's easy going personal fool you. He is tenacious in the Courtroom and never backs down from a challenge. A skilled negotiator, he will fight to achieve his clients' desired results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is a talented and tenacious attorney. When my clients are in need of criminal counsel, Mr. Smith is my referral of choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney who always brings his A game, whether its at a motion, plea, or trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Darryl when I first started practicing in Orange County while he was still with the Public Defenders office. Even then he made an impression on me with his dedication to the pursuit of justice and dedication to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse Darryl Smith. He is an absolutely incredible attorney. He is not only passionate and knowledgeable, but he has the calm, steady demeanor you want in an advocate. He truly cares about his clients and is a tireless worker."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Smith is my law partner and a friend. I have truly never seen anyone who cares more about his clients than he does. I have seen him working countless nights, weekends, 4am wake up calls....he goes above and beyond in every single case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darryl Smith is a dual-threat lawyer. He has the rare combination of being extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal law, well-prepared on his cases and the unique ability to relay arguments to the judge and jury. Some attorneys are sharp but can not communicate, others are slick talkers but don't know a thing about what they are arguing. Darryl is the best of both worlds. Consider yourself in good hands if you are fortunate enough to have Darryl as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. This well-spoken young attorney is aggressive in his representation for his clients. His knowledge of criminal defense is broad and superior when compared to many lawyers I have met in this field. His presence can intimidate opposing counsels. ( I tell him it's because of his height) I would recommend this man for any legal issue.."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You would be lucky to have this Attorney represent you."
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Orlando Criminal defense Lawyer Darryl Richard Smith
Darryl Richard Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 12 years
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