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Ross Teele Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Youngstown, OH

5.0   61 reviews

also known as Smith Law Office

  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 18 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Ross

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Attorney Smith was born and raised in Florida.  He grew up in Winter Haven, which is immediately between Orlando and Tampa.  He grew up playing baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and golf.  However, he excelled in tennis and golf.  He graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1991.  In 1994, Attorney Smith moved to Barcelona, Spain to engage in collegiate and cultural studies.  He returned to the United States in the fall of 1995.  

 

In 1997, Attorney Smith graduated from the Florida State University with a B.A. in Foreign Language (Spanish).  In 1999, he graduated from the Florida State University with a M.S. in Physical Education (Sports Administration).  After completing the Master's program, he began Ph.D. studies in Sports Administration.  However, before the Doctoral program could be completed, Attorney Smith left the Florida State University to attend Law School at the Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Attorney Smith enrolled in Law School in the fall of 2001, and graduated in the spring of 2004 with a concentration in Litigation.  After graduation, he was hired by a Sports Agency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he worked for approximately one (1) year.  

 

Attorney Smith opened the Smith Law Office in Youngstown, Ohio in 2006.  With the unique attribute of having a license to practice law in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Smith Law Office specializes in State and Federal Criminal Defense in both states.  That specialization also continues with DUI/DWI/OVI and Traffic Defense in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  The passion for the representation of our clients and the excitement of getting our clients the successful results they need, is what truly drives the success of the Smith Law Office.   

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Location

Smith Law Office
Huntington Bank Building
26 Market Street, Suite 610
Youngstown, OH, 44503
Smith Law Office
Courthouse Square
140 S. Diamond Street
Mercer, PA, 16137
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
Posted by Devon | March 27, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievable outcome, excellent Attorney!
In 2010 I found myself being charged with 6 felonies. I had never even had a speeding ticket and didn’t know the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor. I literally chose Attorney Smith at random out of the phone book. He not only met me for case discussion but also made sure to keep every meeting and/or scheduled meeting with the police, as well as attended every court hearing. In the end, my original charges (6 felonies) were all reduced to 1 Disorderly Conduct, a 4th degree misdemeanor. To say he is anything but a Godsend would be an insult. I will recommend Attorney Smith to anyone who is looking for an attorney and I will not hesitate to call him if need be in the future. Thank you for genuinely caring for your clients and not just practicing for a paycheck!
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Posted by Justin | April 26, 2023
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Best lawyer around hands down!!!!
Ross represented me years ago for a criminal case and to say the least he got me a deal that i thought was impossible!! During that case he even went to lisbon and got a driving charge dismissed for nothing!! This man ran into my mother and sister and she had her 2 children with her at apple bees he came over said hello to them as a professional does then when my mother went to pay the bill she was told he had paid it already!! I would recommend him to anyone i know that needs the best and hes the only attorney i will use !! Hes a beast and cares about his clients and their families!! All around a good man the world needs more like him!!!!
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Posted by Rick | September 7, 2022
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Great lawyer
He took my case and had it handled when we went in for the preliminary very fair rates and a great personality would highly recommend
Posted by Rob | June 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Expectations were met through the roof was going through a rough patch with my daughter's mom got a hold of Ross he got everything settled and disputed everything I needed great experience great guy great attorney
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
ms.
Helped out great in a difficult situation and delivered. Definitely eased our worries through the process.
Posted by Courtney | May 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
My Dude!
Ross is the ONLY person, literally the only person, I trust . This man has been right next to me through most of my cases for the past 10 years and I wouldn't want it any other way. When I'm standing next to him I know I'm in the best of hands. And so is my time and freedom. Not to mention that he has always kept it 100 with me. He doesn't sugarcoat anything. But he'll fight for you all the way. I have quite an extensive background, yet Ross has always got my charges dropped to lesser charges or dismissed altogether that he has represented me on. And he's always the person I'm gonna call. Thank you for everything you've done and continue to do for me Ross!!
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Posted by Christopher L | May 8, 2022
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FANTASTIC!
I was recommended by a family member for Mr. Smiths services and I couldn't be happier. From the first conversation I had with him I knew I was in good hands. Had four charges and in the end just paid a fine! I would recommend Mr. Smith to anybody without a doubt
Posted by Joe | April 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Ross handled a speeding ticket for my daughter. He got the charge reduced to a non-moving violation, zero points and minimum fine. He also arraigned it so that she did not have to appear at the hearing. Very reasonable rate. Nice guy to talk to. Highly recommend.
Posted by Michael | April 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal case
Excellent lawyer, I am very pleased with how he has handled both my criminal case and custody case. I will be hiring him for yet another case in the future. I also know several people that have hired Ross in the past all of which are happy with his work.
Posted by Andrew | March 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Thank you for represent me in my case you are a very excellent attorney and you work very hard and getting the job done.
Posted by Kienan | March 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense!
He got the case dismissed, very professional and personal at the same time! Would highly recommend!
Posted by Mark | December 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great with our son
Ross and Sam took the time to meet with us and understand the situation my son was in, provided great advice as to how to deal with it, and had connections to authorities that he was able to use to help us out. Very glad that we found them!
Posted by David | December 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I had a serious felony charge (Kidnapping) and called Attorney Smith. I explained what happen and told him I was not guilty of the crime, he believed me and went to work. Within a year and 2 court appearance I was receiving a call from him informing me that the charges were dismissed. I will recommend Attorney Ross to everyone who needs a good lawyer
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Posted by Anthony | December 1, 2021
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Great guy Great service
I’ve had Ross on two separate cases years apart he’s always worked with me and was very understanding on income and he worked very hard to get two felony cases reduced and anything else thrown out he was great
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best!!!
Ross was highly recommended to me and it was the best thing I ever did hiring him. He handled my case like a pro. Was extremely knowledgeable and highly respected when communicating with his colleagues. He's straightforward with you easy-going and doesn't beat around the bush. He's very easy to talk to and knowing he has your back will be very reassuring and comforting in those Surfside stressful times. He truly cares about his clients and is not afraid to fight for your rights. True Precessional!
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Posted by Jamal | September 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Ross is an outstanding guy. He went the extra mile to get my case reduced and I appreciate every effort he gave.
Posted by Goshin | August 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Youngstown
Ross represented my son after he made some bad decisions, ended in serious criminal charges. Ross was effective and strategic and the outcome was favorable for my son. I hope to never need to hire a criminal attorney again, but Ross is the first person I would call.
Posted by Michael | August 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Guy You Need!
I may or may not have been going significantly above the speed limit. Ross was quickly able to reduce it to a non-moving violation. Awesome guy to have on your side.
Posted by Matthew | July 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
This guy went above and beyond for me and my case. Highly recommend. Very thorough!!! The best!!
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!!
Attorney Smith was extremely thorough in explaining the process and managing my expectations. Additionally, he was extremely timely with responsiveness. Most importantly, he’s compassionate and always looking out for your best interests.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Smith Law Office
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cindrich & Company
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Florida State University
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • 2000
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio vs. Melvin Johnson
  • Case dismissed and Client released.

Associations

  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • 2021 - Present
  • Mahoning County Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mahoning County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Recognition
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2007
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Publications

  • American Inns of Court
  • Police Use of Force in 2016 - Civil and Criminal Liability
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • American Inns of Court
  • Police Use of Force in 2016 - Civil and Criminal Liability
  • 2016
  • Driver Intervention Program (DIP)
  • Ohio OVI/DUI/DWI Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Ross
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ross takes the time to analyze and understand his clients’ issues, and he's the sort of lawyer you want in your corner. With his legal skill, and his work ethic, Mr. Ross offers a best-in-class representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross is a terrific advocate for his clients. I recommend him to anyone in Youngstown area who is charged with a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross Smith is a colleague and a great friend. We actually met during the course of practicing criminal defense in Youngstown. Ross is an excellent trial lawyer; well read on the law and aggressive. From my experiences, Ross is well-liked and respected by everyone in the process. I highly recommend him as a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgable Attorney and a zealous advocate in court for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Other
"Ross is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ross Smith is a class act. Always professional, Ross is aggressive without being abrasive. His years of experience keep him cool under pressure. He knows the courts, the judges and the prosecutors. He gets results. When you have Ross in the courtroom, you can be confident you are getting sound legal advice and excellent representation. I strongly recommend him."
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