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David Julian Smith

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Fairborn, OH

4.6   28 reviews

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About David

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Attorney David J. Smith established The Smith Law Firm, LLC in 2010 to assist Ohio residents in obtaining relief from their financial issues and has since helped hundreds of families.

David has roots in the greater-Dayton area having graduated from Walter E. Stebbins High School in 1999. From Stebbins, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Wilmington College in 2003, graduating cum laude. In addition to his academic accomplishments, David played on the varsity soccer team and served his fraternity as president, amongst other extracurricular activities.

David went on to study at the Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University and received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence in May 2006. Prior to practicing law, David worked as a research reference attorney at the LexisNexis Corporation in Miamisburg, Ohio. David noticed the increasing economic issues that were affecting Ohio citizens and decided he wanted to help these good people through their tough financial times. His practice focuses on consumer Bankruptcy law (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies). 

Additionally, since marrying his wife Rachel and starting their family with their three children, David has begun assisting young families with their estate planning (wills, powers of attorney, and representing fiduciaries in probating estates). Estate planning is important for people of all ages as one never knows when these documents will be needed. David also assists Ohioans with general civil issues such as evictions, credit card lawsuits, foreclosures, etc.

Licensed for 16 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/14/2022

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

Contact David

Babb, Anderson, Rowland & Smith, LLC
2190 Gateway Drive
Fairborn, OH, 45324

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Posted by Duane | July 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Six star office
Mr. smith an his staff are very professional also friendly. with this COVID-19 going one they made me an my family feel safe. I would refer anyone looking for a lawyer call David Smith an his team they are a six star office
Posted by Denisse P. | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best !!!
David is very prompt and reliable. The whole process was a breeze thanks to him. He is very pleasant and personable, I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by Angie | November 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
We hired David do our Bankruptcy. He was very professional about everything. Once we got him all the documents he asked for, we had a quick turn around with our case being filed. We knew exactly what to except at our hearing and we had no surprise along the way. David did a great job, and we have new financial start.
Response from David Smith December 19, 2019
Thank you Angie, it was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Neha | November 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, very satisfied
I was referred to Mr. Smith by the legal dept at my office. I am very pleased with the work Mr. Smith did for me in creating my will. He was very professional and did a great job. I will recommend him and will use his services again in the future if the need arises. Very affordable as well.
Response from David Smith December 19, 2019
Thank you Neha, it was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Mike | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I really don't understand the handful of negative reviews for David Smith. He did the wills for my wife and I a couple of years ago. He asked a lot of questions, made sure it was how we wanted it, made recommendations, and responded quickly to emails and calls. Contrary to one other review, his email address has NOT changed (it's still the same as it was when we hired him to do the wills), and neither has any of the rest of his contact information. Also, his paralegal is knowledgeable and helpful, so if he wasn't available she either helped us or had him get back to us. Overall, a great experience.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was recommended
From the first time we met Mr. Smith, he was very concerned about our welfare and explained the process of chapter 7 very thoroughly. We communicated back and forth on email because we had lots of questions. It didn't matter what time of day or night he would get back to us. We highly recommend Mr. Smith and won't hesitate to contact him again as needed.
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Posted by Jenny | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful customer
I was referred to David by a friend who had heard good things about him. My first appointment was in September. Two months later, we are all done! I postponed filing for 3 years. I felt embarrassed that life had come to this. I explained my situation to David & never felt judged or looked down upon. He clearly discussed the process and assigned my homework assignments to get the ball rolling. David was always very quick to answer ANY of my question! Typically he responded same day! He left nothing to guess. I am so glad that David was my attorney! He was kind, empathetic and professional. If you are looking for a bankruptcy lawyer....look no further! He's your guy! I really don't think that there is anything else he could have done to make this life-changing experience any more positive.
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Posted by Karen | September 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There are good lawyers
After my previous law firm overcharged me and failed to provide timely service, David Smith took my case. He received no compensation, and in spite of that fit my case into his schedule. After more than a year of postponements with my previous attorney, David got the job done in a matter of weeks. He was well prepared, considerate, and professional. I walked into my hearing with confidence. He did an excellent job preparing the information the court needed, preparing me, and preparing for any eventuality. In addition, he treated me with dignity and compassion. He made what could have been a traumatic experience a good one. I recommend David Smith.
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Posted by thomas | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy client
The attorney was very helpful with my bankruptcy struggles and explained everything so I can understand through the whole process , huge Boulder off my shoulders , highly recommended .
Posted by Stacey G | August 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer
My husband & I had to file bankrupcty. It was with heavy hearts that we had to do this, but we needed to start over & gain control of our debt. David was very thorough, informative, personable, patient, & really went the extra mile. He took the time to explain our options & the process. We would recommend him to anyone in need of filing for bankruptcy.
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Posted by Christine | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Mr. Smith took my case last minute and exceeded my expectations. Communication with David was a breeze; he’s very easy to get in touch with. He took the time to explain every detail of my case to me. He does his job very thoroughly. I would definitely recommend David Smith.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, dedicated and helpful !!
Attorney Smith made the process of filing for Chap 7 bankruptcy easy to understand and all work put into making it as simplified as he could. Always available to answer any questions I may have had and made it very convenient for me to meet him as I do not drive. If anyone is looking for an attorney that is knowledgeable, dedicated and thorough Attorney David J. Smith would be the one. After the process of the bankruptcy was completed Attorney David J. Smith continued to help me resolutions concerning reporting agencies and my credit file. I appreciate all that he did and would recommend him highly !!!
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Posted by Pam | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I can't thank David enough for all he has done for me. He took over a case that was majorly messed up and is following it through to resolution. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Dara | July 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Dependable, and gets things done!
After working with another law firm, for over 8 months, with little to no communication on their part, my case was given to Mr. Smith. He had to start all over on my case, due to lack of follow through from Prince Law. Within weeks of speaking with him, for the first time, he was able to review all of my documents, and file my case. Mr. Smith always returned my emails, and calls, the same day, and because of location, he traveled 2 hours to attend my court date. He made everything simple, and stress free, and after a year of frustration, I can finally move forward. He was truely a life saver, and I would reccomend him to anyone needing his services.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Mr. Smith was extremely helpful with filing our case in a timely manner after we had a very negative experience with another law firm. He is very responsive and made sure we were informed and educated throughout the entire process.
Posted by Doug | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Bankruptcy Attorney - Awesome Person!
David Smith’s professional knowledge and experience allows him the ability to offer a tailored, quality bankruptcy product run-of-the-mill law firms can only wish for! David’s gentle disposition and one-on-one personal touch is superior to others and he was always there for me even when I offered the simplest of questions. David took a very scary experience and reduced it to a simple hiccup! Thanks David!
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Posted by Travis S. | June 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy was the best thing i could have ever done!!!
Approximately two years ago, I met with Attorney David Smith to discuss bankruptcy as an answer to my not so perfect credit. It was the best decision I could of made for my finances. I have a new car, 4 credit cards and most importantly I Have peace of mind. If your considering filing bankruptcy with Attorney David Smith, I say go for it!!!
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Posted by Kevin | June 11, 2015
Compassionate, knowledgeable
David is very kind and most helpful. David sat down with us, listened to our concerns and after taking all things into consideration, he developed a plan that suited our needs. He implemented his plan within a few days and resolved the case in two months.
Posted by Rachel | June 5, 2015
Excellent attorney with genuine compassion for his clients!
Attorney Smith worked with my schedule to arrange a time for us to meet. We were under a short timeline of needing our wills & POA done. Attorney Smith made time in his busy schedule after hours to make sure those documents were ready in the time we needed them. While doing so he was extremely professional and courteous. I would recommend him to anyone needing an attorney!
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Posted by Mikelle | June 4, 2015
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Mr Smith is an excellent lawyer, he is very knowledgeable and patient when explaining the whole bankruptcy process. He helped me come up with a solution for my financial difficulties. Also, Mr Smith is very accommodating when it came time for us to meet to discuss business. He understood that I work full-time and would meet around my schedule. Bankruptcy period can be an extremely scary thing but with the help from Mr Smith the process is going as smoothly and efficiently as possible....no complaints here.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Babb, Anderson, Rowland & Smith, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Smith Law Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Wright & VanNoy, LPA, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Ohio Northern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Wilmington College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Green County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee
  • Officer
  • 2020 - Present
  • Greene County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Bar Briefs (Dayton)
  • Who is Liable When Real Property is Foreclosed, Not Sold or Surrendered in Bankruptcy
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Endorse David
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is among the best people I know. Eminently likable, capable and hard-working. You should hire him to lead you through the court process."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Smith is very knowledgeable, always well prepared, and very professional. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I read with interest Attorney Smith's responses to inquires, and appreciate his contributions. He is obviously knowledgeable and capable. But more, he often provides practical guidance where needed. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent attorney and legal mind. I refer anyone seeking bankruptcy assistance to him, including many family members and personal friends. His attention to detail is unparalleled as is his record of success."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smith has answered many questions on Avvo and demonstrated his knowledge of this subject area."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is an attorney you can have confidence in. I endorse David."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David knows the law and will help you with a fresh start in your financial future. Extremely competent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very good at what he does. David aggressively and passionately represents his clients."
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