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Zachary Stephen Smith

Family Attorney at Newport, KY

5.0   2 reviews

About Zachary

Learn Zachary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    30%
    Successfully handled divorces, custody, domestic violence, paternity, child support, child removal, alimony, cabinet investigations, and mediations.

    16 years

  2. Adoption
    10%

  3. Child custody
    10%

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%

  5. Estate planning
    10%

  6. General practice
    10%

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

  8. Uncontested divorce
    10%

Experienced trial attorney committed to achieving a smooth transition and amicable resolution in even the most contentious cases.  Always acccepting new clients.

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Licensed for 16 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/20/2022
State OH
Status Inactive
Acquired 2008
Updated 05/11/2018

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

Contact Zachary

Zach S. Smith, Attorney at Law
319 York Street
Newport, KY, 41071

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experiences
Zach has been a tremendous help with all of my legal needs to this point including child custody issues, will, power of attorney, and setting up a trust. He's easy to talk to, easy to work with, and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Dan | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeds all expectation consistently
I just want to give credit where it is due .Mr Smith performance always comes through. He is very knowledgeable in many areas of the law . I feel he is a very honest person who excels at his profession. Also I want to mention he is easy to work with .As far as I’m concerned he is our go to guy if we need a lawyer .

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 195-295 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hoffman Walker & Smith
  • 2019 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • 54th Circuit Commonwealth Attorney's Office
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Rauf & Smith
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Greta Hoffman & Assocaites
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • 54th Circuit Commonwealth Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Blau & Kreige
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Combs v. Stortz, 276 S.W.3d 282 (Ky. App. 2009).
  • Appellate Court ruled in our favor, reversing and remanding to the lower court.

Associations

  • Kentucky Childcare Advisory Council
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Kentucky Council for Interstate Adult Supervision
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • DPA Conflict Panel
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Zach S. Smith as a criminal lawyer because he is committed to reviewing every aspect of his cases to ensure the best result possible given the facts presented. Zach has a great rapport with clients, co-workers, and peers. He will work with his clients to determine whether to take a case to trial or accept a plea deal, and he will zealously represent his client should they decide to go to court."