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Russell A. Smith

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Criminal defense Attorney at Temperance, MI

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1979
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Churchill Smith Rice Swinkey & Kuhn LLP
9042 Lewis Ave
Po Box 490
Temperance, MI, 48182-1608


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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Court appointed but excellent
Helped me get a first time DUI reduced to a reckless driving due to multiple errors in a police report which apparently is unheard of in Monroe. A few points and a $300 fine later and the matter was over. Wasn't case of the century, but it mattered to me.
Posted by Sharon | April 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Mr. Smith represented my husband and started out as a court appointed attorney. I found him to be pleasant, understanding of our needs, and quite knowledgeable. I later hired him again for my husbands parole assistance. He is currently working on this for me and goes out of the way to return my calls, and works very hard to assist my husband. If I ever need an attorney I would definitely hire him again. He goes out of his way to help his clients and is very caring. I feel completely confident that he will get the job done and has put my concerns to rest. He is an outstanding, very professional attorney who looks out for his clients! He has done a fantastic job for us.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
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I hired Mr. Smith for a few miscellaneous legal mattersand he is the most personable, honest, and understanding lawyer I've ever met. Lawyers usually make me nervous or stressed out and he explained everything in a way I could understand. I would refer him to anyone. Hopefully I won't have anymore legal matters, but if I do he's my number one choice.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2015
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A real piece of work
He took my case regarding a tenant / landlord issue. He never returned a call for an entire year. Took my money but never put an ounce of work into it. After I finally made an appointment as a new client he saw me. I made him give me my money back for court cost but everything else I was out. Said he would give me credit. He will never represent me or anyone I know, ever. Buyer beware. Picture perfect shyster. A huge waste.
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Posted by Kellie | June 7, 2013
"The Devils' Advocate" for SE MI. He represented my son recentlly and my son took a plea to 2x what the PSI recommended. Really?
This guy worked a plea for my son (court ap) that's 2 x longer than the PSI recommended. He couldn't provide file in it's entirety. His office has little to no resources for even a photocopy. He claims that he does not have his copy of the PSI. I guess safe to say unorganized. Moved very slowly, months of postponements. Very little contact with my son in jail. Would not cooperate with family members that had questions/concerns. Maybe he really didn't know the answers. Always late for court and never informed my son of what was going on. Poor communications skills and does not return calls. I was trying to teach my son a lesson by not bailing him out with an experienced private attorney. I learned the lesson. Mr. Smith works all these court appointed cases for a reason. I wouldn't recommend him for anyone at all for any reason whatsoever.
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Posted by PAtricia R | December 27, 2012
Would not recommend EVER
Mr. Smith started as a wonderful attorney. I was referred to him through Prepaid Legal Services. He attended court on my behalf a few times and was great! Some mistake (him over looking important custody issues) happened and resulted in my custody order being changed in ways that were only beneficial to the other parent. Since the "mistake" in may 2012, Smith has refused to return my calls, return the calls of the service I retained him through, or send me a financial statement. At this point I have no attorney and pretty sure he still has some of my money. I would NEVER recommend someone who lacks ethics.
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Russell A. Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Temperance, MI
Licensed for 44 years