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Gloria Lynn Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Westerville, OH

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2015

About Gloria

Learn Gloria’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    State and Federal, felonies and misdemeanors, violent and non-violent offenses

    30 years

  2. Appeals
    Criminal and Civil appeals. Admitted to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

    27 years

My mission is to help people that are trapped in the criminal system. Practicing in this area can be draining, but it is also very rewarding. Criminal defense attorneys guard the constitutional rights of everyone. If we allow the guilty to be punished without a good fight, the innocent will be wrongfully incarcerated. 

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9. 

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Gloria L. Smith, Attorney At Law LLC
670 Meridian Way Ste 188
Westerville, OH, 43082-2303


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Posted by Nikki | July 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired attorney Smith for a child custody case. I had temporary custody of two of my grandchildren and after 4 years of temporary custody Attorney Smith helped me make this permanent. Definitely was not a normal, easy case when neither parent is easy to locate. She was very knowledgeable, HONEST, thorough, and professional. She kept me informed and at ease. She didn’t feed me what I wanted to hear she told me the negative with the good. Anytime I called, emailed or sent a text she responded in a timely manner. I never had to leave numerous messages. I never felt like my case wasn’t a priority as well. The process was made longer and more stressful with the pandemic, but Attorney Smith still stayed on top of everything and kept the process going with the courts. I would highly recommend Attorney Gloria Smith!
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Posted by Gerald Keeton | July 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney.
Mrs.Smith took a trumphed up case and brought it to justice..Gerald Keeton was falsely accused of horrible crimes , he lost his home to this woman and her kids.Lost all of his possessions. To be found NOT GUILTY IN THE END and has his FREEDOM. A HUGH THANK YOU TO GLORIA SMITH..
Posted by Branden | May 10, 2021
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Branden Powell
Gloria Smith did an excellent job with my case! Her professional approach to the case matter was top notch. Gloria was up to date on the subject of what I was facing. Gloria’s due diligence made it so that I’m a free man today! I don’t think I would’ve been able to achieve what Gloria had achieved, with another lawyer by my side. Her quick wit and knowledge stood up and above the prosecution’s. I would love to have Gloria on any and all cases hence forth.
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Posted by Leekheang | March 2, 2021
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Domestic Court and Child Support
Gloria is the excellent attorney and affordable lawyer. She on top of the case and easy to communicate with. My case is more complicated than any family matter case but Gloria walk me through it from the beginning to the end. She fights for your right. I would recommend her to all my friends.
Posted by melissa | February 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
outstanding attorney at law
words cannot describe attorney smith's complete dedication, loyalty, and honesty to her clients. i would recommend her to anybody who needs legal help in the fields of law that she practices. you can never go wrong with attorney smith if you find yourself in need of legal assistance and/or advisory.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015.

Publicly Reprimanded issued in OH, 2015
updated on 12/29/2020

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Gloria's comment: “I learned a very valuable lesson. It's very important to communicate effectively with everyone, especially clients. If you call or email me, you will get a timely response.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gloria L. Smith, Attorney & Counselor at Law LLC
  • 2014 - Present


  • United Theological Seminary
  • D.Min
  • 2012
  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1993
  • University of Alaska - Anchorage
  • B.A. Economics
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • State v. Ngaka
  • Reversed and Remanded
  • State v. Derek Myers
  • Reversed


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2022
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2021
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2020
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 8th District Advanced Appellate Advocacy Seminar-CLE Attended
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gloria Smith is not afraid to take a case to trial. She is an excellent trial attorney who will work tirelessly to obtain the best outcome for her client. If trial is not the best option, she's a great plea negotiator as well. I endorse this lawyer."
Westerville Criminal defense Lawyer Gloria Lynn Smith
Gloria Lynn Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Westerville, OH
Licensed for 30 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details