My Discipline of 2004 was very upsetting. A Reprimand is the least form of discipline. After 42 years this is the only problem I incurred. The factual basis of the client's claim involved a fee dispute. The client disputed my fee that was determined to be fair and filed a complaint against me for reasons created by deception on it's part. The cost of defending my position did not justify the legal expense involved. The client avoided my fee and would not dismiss the complaint.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1975||09/23/2021|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 03/10/2010
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Owner||Law Center of S. James Smith PC||1974 - Present|
|Detroit College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|University of Michigan||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|SCHMIT V, CITY OF DETROIT||SUCCESSFUL WIN BY ME|
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