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Bret Reynolds Smith

Family Attorney at Tuscaloosa, AL

4.8   47 reviews

also known as Bret Smith, Bret R. Smith


Licensed for 15 years

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"FROM THE COCKPIT TO THE COURTROOM"

Bret R. Smith has a background and experience unique to the practice of law.  A 1991 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Bret served the United States as an Air Force officer and jet pilot before attending law school at the University of Alabama.  Although it would appear that the cockpit of a Boeing B-1 Lancer and a courtroom do not have much in common, Bret has found that professionalism, preparation, and attention to detail have been vital to success in both places.

Bret R. Smith is a member of the Alabama State Bar, Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, and is licensed to practice law in State and Federal Courts across Alabama.  In addition to obtaining the rank of Major while in the Air Force, Bret was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley as an Honorary Admiral in the State of Alabama.
Licensed for 15 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/10/2022

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Bret Reynolds Smith

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great legal service
Bret did an excellent job as my lawyer. The first time I used him he did an outstanding job and was easy to talk with and always answered my Emails or call. So when I needed a Lawyer again I did not look anywhere else. His rates are excellent also. In the future I will use Bret again for all my legal needs.
Posted by Kristi | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done!
Knowing there were many complicated factors involved in my divorce case, I had nearly lost hope. After years of fighting with my now ex & his family, I contacted Mr. Smith for help. He assured me that we would find a way to get my life back. And he did just that! In less than one year, he had my case settled! And with an outcome that was far better than I ever expected! He was caring & understanding about my situation and always took the time to explain things to me as we progressed with my case. Job well done, Mr. Smith!
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Posted by Melissa | December 1, 2022
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Highly recommend
Bret helped us during a child support case. He was very knowledgeable, helpful and always returned my calls, answered questions etc. I am very thankful we found Mr. Smith.
Posted by Micque | September 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
My family attorney for life!
Bret Smith has helped me so many times with family matters. The first time I called him, he made himself available immediately. He was so helpful. Even though the case did not eventually go our way, through no fault of Mr. Smith, he remained kind and supportive of our family. We again contacted him when we needed help with obtaining guardianship of my mother in law. Just today I called again to start the second adoption we will be using Mr. Smith to assist with. We will use the services of Bret Smith any time we can in the future.
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Posted by Laura | August 11, 2022
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Rockstar ⭐️
HIGHLY recommend!! I’ve experienced cases without him and with him and for family law, there’s no one else I’ll go to now. When the goal is to settle before court, he makes it happen; but if you do end up having to go to trial, he is a rockstar!
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
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Divorced!
Once we got down to the issue. Bret resolved everything in a timely manner. Really appreciate him and his quick responses when was in concern!
Posted by Niecy | July 14, 2021
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Divorce
I hired Attorney Smith to handle my uncontested divorce.. I would recommend Attorney Smith to anyone going through a divorce he's very professional, detailed, always answered my questions and honest.
Posted by Deja | February 26, 2021
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Nice and thorough
Mr. Smith picked up my case midway through the process. Things were done in a timely manner, I Definitely recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
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Divorce
I am so happy with the results of my case. He took care of everything. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone. Thanks!
Posted by Amanda | September 22, 2020
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Bittersweet
Brett is a very professional and motivated lawyer. Even with all the heartaches divorce gives he made it go smoothly. Definently reccomend!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2019
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Family
Bret was excellent lawyer who was very patient with me regarding all the the questions I had. He stuck with me through the entire year of the issues I had while getting every concern I had resolved in my and my kids best interest. Going back and forth to court could be extremely frustrating but Bret made that process tolerable by keeping me in the loop with everything that was going ok and being filed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2019
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Incredibly Accommodating
Throughout the whole process, Bret was constantly giving us options and outcomes. He heard us out and fought for what we wanted and nothing less! He was prompt and professional throughout our entire time with him and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We had approached many other lawyers about our case and we were told that we would have to compromise our goals, but not with Bret. In the end, we received exactly what we wanted thanks to his determination and expertise. Would highly recommend using Bret!
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2019
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Client
Bret works hard for his clients. He represented me on child support cases that I have had issues with for several years. He took his time to listen to my needs and provided swift resolution. I would highly recommend Bret for legal representation.
Posted by Tony | October 14, 2019
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Above and Beyond
Mr. Smith is an outstanding lawyer. I am fortunate that I found him to help with my divorce. He knows what he is doing , he will not sugar coat anything, he is no nonsense straight forward attorney. He is patience and fair. His fee is beyond reasonable. I would hire Mr. Bret Smith again. Mr. Smith is also an USAF Veteran. He is an officer and a gentleman. Thank You Sir for all of your help through this difficult time. V/R, Tony
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2019
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Great job
Bret did a great job on settling my case in the most fair way possible. He went above and beyond.
Posted by Heather | June 13, 2019
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Wonderful experience
Bret explained everything in detail to us from the beginning so we would know what to expect. It took a very long time before our court date was ready, and he was there every step of the way. We wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again.
Posted by Ashley | May 16, 2019
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Smooth Divorce
Going into the divorce process, I was nervous and unsure how everything would progress. Bret walked me through every process during the consultation and gave me a clear explanation of how the divorce would proceed. I have heard many horror stories about the divorce process, but I must say that I did not experience any of them. Any time I had a question or needed direction on how to handle a situation with my ex-husband, Bret always provided sound legal advice. Because of his exemplary assistance, I am able to say that despite the norm, this was a "painless process". I encourage anyone seeking legal assistance in the family law arena to contact Bret and allow him to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2019
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Review for Bret Smith
I certainly never expected to have a need for a divorce attorney and found the entire process of selecting someone very overwhelming. I truly prayed for the Lord to guide me, and He lead me to Bret. It is now about 1 year later, and I'm so grateful He did. Bret has been a blessing to me. It was such a comfort knowing he was our advocate during this long process. He stayed on top of everything and was always quick to respond whenever something came up. He always answered my questions and explained everything so patiently and clearly. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking a reliable, knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by James | April 18, 2019
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Best Legal Representation Experience
I can't say enough good things about Attorney Bret Smith in his recent handling of a legal matter of mine. Bret is professional and extremely efficient. He does exactly what he says that he will do and he truly cares about his clients. I was very impressed with his services and admire his knowledge of the law. He is definitely a cut above most attorneys and his service fees are fair and reasonable. If I ever have the need for future legal representation, Bret will be my first call.
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Posted by Seth | February 14, 2019
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Great attorney
Bret's a great attorney. Unfortunately the circumstances that led me to consult and hiring weren't the best. He always kept me well informed on any changes in my case and would always try to help me find the best solution to any problem I had.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Bret R. Smith, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Instructor Pilot,Maintenance&Safety&Crash Investigation Officer
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 1991 - 2003

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Air Force Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Child Custody
  • Win
  • DUI
  • Win
  • Divorce
  • Win
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Associations

  • Tuscaloosa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Secretary of Defense
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Television
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Bret
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Bret. He is a strong advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret is a gentleman’s gentleman. He is honest, trustworthy and always willing to collaborate in an effort to reach the best outcome for his client. I am fortunate to count Bret among my friends and colleagues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret is an excellent lawyer. He’s great to work with and always puts his clients’ interests first."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bret Smith is the consummate counselor and advocate for his clients. Bret is effective because he knows the law, he understands people, and he has the respect of the court. I always enjoy working with Bret."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret is a good man and a good lawyer. He is a thoughtful and very able attorney who well-represents his clients and deals effectively with other lawyers. He also happens to have flown B1 bombers in the USAF; I appreciate his friendship and his service."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bret professionally and personally for seven years and I believe that he is a man of the highest character and ability. He fights for his clients in a compassionate and intelligent manner. He is good at what he does and I recommend him without qualification."
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Criminal defense
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Tuscaloosa Family Lawyer Bret Reynolds Smith
Bret Reynolds Smith
Family Attorney
Tuscaloosa, AL
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation