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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2005||04/03/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Graduate-Advanced Track||Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||2012|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2011|
|Graduate of Trial Lawyers College -- F Warrior||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2011|
|Graduate -- Advanced Track||Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||2010|
|Trial College Graduate||Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||2008|
|Trial College Graduate||Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||2007|
|Book Award -- Mediation||Michigan State College of Law||2005|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith||2005 - Present|
|Law Clerk||The Law Offices of Angelo A. Plakas & Assoc.||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||F Warrior||2011 - Present|
|Professional Advisory Board for a Useful Sex Offender Registry||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Appellate Defenders Defense Forum||Member||2006 - Present|
|People v E||Case dropped|
|People v C||Case dismissed|
|People v B||Case dismissed|
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|January 2013 Newsletter||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2013|
|Super Lawyers||Rising Stars Spotlight Shannon Smith's Calling||2012|
|Detroit Free Press||Garden City teacher gets 3-15 years for having sex with teen||2011|
|The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, PC||A False Sense of Security Created by the Michigan Sex Offender Registry||2011|
|The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith||Mandated Reporters and Sex Crimes||2011|
|The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith||Innocent Until Proven Guilty||2011|
|The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith||Important Trial Material Missed by Other Lawyers||2011|
|The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith||Confessions of Sex Crimes Should be Tape Recorded||2011|
|Detroit Free Press||Ex-teacher gets 10 years for sex assault||2010|
|Other||The Difference Trying Sex Cases||2010|
|Michigan State University||N/A||Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Michigan||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Traverse City Conference||Expert Testimony in Sex Cases||2013|
Posted by anonymous
Shannon was truly a blessing in my family’s most tremulous time.
I was falsely accused of sexual assault through both local police and my university. Being in a state of complete distress, suffering from PTSD (police removal), and the weight of what was at stake – Shannon was able to calm not only myself but my entire family.
As I was never charged – Shannon was proactive in every area. We made sure that all evidence of false claims was laid out in the most basic terms. Friends were talked to, social media interactions were combed, and lie detector tests were taken. Shannon knew every area to cover and made sure it was done promptly and professionally.
Her knowledge of local law enforcement officials and connections allowed us to learn of any new or pending updates as well as prepare proper work.
In regards to the university – due to the poor review system in place Shannon was unable to act as my speaker for my “trial.” However, Shannon worked with school advisors on being allowed by my side during the hearing as well as coaching me on what needed to be said and helping lay out my ideas, evidence, and testimonials.
Due to all of Shannon’s great work and patience the truth came to light as I was never charged with any crime and the university unanimously found me innocent in relation to student code violations.
Posted by Dean
Hands down the best.. The day i contacted shannon and told her my case she told me she that she would protect me and thats exactly what she did everything was dropped before it even went to court. She's very easy to talk too. If your being accused of a sex crime dont wait call her you wont regret it!!
Posted by Chad
Shannon Smith did an outstanding job at determining a plan and preparing for the hearing. She knows the law in this particular area very well and was able to win each argument against the prosecutor during the hearing. I was lucky to find her and glad I hired her.
Bruce Leach, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Shannon Smith is an excellent lawyer who leads the field in CSC defense. She is highly skilled and motivated and will work diligently to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients. I strongly recommend Shannon Smith as one of Michigan's premier defense attorneys!
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