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Kevin Martin Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Janesville, WI

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kevin

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    80%

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Non-criminal litigation where one’s liberty interests are at stake. This includes: contempt of court actions for non-payment of child support and petitions for commitment or services under Chapters 51, 54, and 55 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

I am a second generation criminal defense lawyer who draws on my upbringing in a family of criminal law lawyers, my diverse experiences in the arts and academia, and the lessons gleaned from the many mentors and colleagues I've had the pleasure of working with to provide zealous, personal, and professional representation to those facing the threat of incarceration. 

Location

Kevin Martin Smith
101 East Milwaukee Street
STE 503
Janesville, WI, 53545

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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This man is amazing!
I was stuck in limbo for a year and a half with an attorney that I couldn't even get to return my calls. The moment Kevin took over my case he fought tooth and nail for me. I couldn't be happier with the results of my case. This is the guy you want in your corner.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A defense attorney with a heart
Attorney Smith is the whole package. Take everything you think about defense attorneys and throw it out the window because he is truly a stand-up guy. He is intelligent and spends time on the case! He talks to you as long as needed and is prepared. He doesn't pressure you or make you feel like a bad person. If all attorneys were like Counsel Smith, the justice system would be much more credible and effective.
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Posted by Rusty Frye | December 1, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
He is one of the best!! He will fight for you!! Did for me I know he’ll do for you!!
I was accused of beating up a female. I told Kevin I didn’t do it. Not a lot of people believe me because of my past. But Kevin went above and beyond to find the truth! Thanks to Kevin I’m in a position where I can take care of my little ones now!! Thank you truly from the bottom of my heart!! Your the best!!
Posted by Kari | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The People's Attorney
Kevin was Amazing! He was thorough, thoughtful and informative throughout the process. Kevin's due diligence and knowledge of law not only got my case dismissed, but set a precedent that will hopefully lead to a higher standard in law enforcement. He truly had my best interests at heart and without question is a lawyer For the People.
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Posted by Timothy | May 4, 2021
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Best lawyer over ever had, Not scared nor pushes for plea bargains!
I had kevin on a case I was innocent on. I told him out the door that I wanted to go to trial and I was innocent! He stood strong with me on my opinions and fought the good fight with me against the state of Wisconsin. Kevin was motivated and had drive from the start! He is not scared to go to trial and he believes in fair justice. I would recommend him to anyone at anytime for any criminal defense attorney. He is going to rise to be a super lawyer in the ranks with the best of them. He goes above and beyond for his clients and I’m so thankful for him! In the end we put so much pressure on the da that they dismissed it
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Posted by Ricky | January 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best!!!!!!
First I would like to say to Kevin thank so much for help me and my family out. You are one of the best attorneys anyone could ask for. Kevin got my case dismissed and I didn't have to do any jail time. He always made sure I was aware of what was going on. During the case he prepared me and made sure the veridic went our way. Once again thank you.
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Posted by Early | December 7, 2020
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Early Ware
Kevin Was Absolutely Incredible!!! Not Only Did He Get My Case Dismissed. He Also Made Me Feel Very Secured & Comfortable With Having My Life In His Hands. He Actually Cared. Thanks Again Kevin!
Posted by Alyssa | October 21, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Kevin was absolutely amazing! He made every step of my process easy and helped me with everything beyond what I could have asked for! I hope he goes extremely far and is credited when due. I just want to express the amount of gratitude I have for him. 100% recommend for anyone looking for an understanding, honest and “in it for the right reasons” attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
I liked that Kevin made it easy for me to understand what is going on. He seems to actually care about you.
Posted by Jay | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Real One
I have to say I'm impressed by Mr Smith services. He was prompted and efficient with handling my case. Mr Smith made sure I was comfortable and informed throughout these proceedings. Thank you for caring truly.
Posted by NLS | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid Defense
Kevin’s representation was considerate, thorough and effective. He was able to keep my requirements at the heart of the discussions with the DA and come to a prompt resolution in my case. I appreciated his earnest approach and would highly recommend as a representing attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Regional Attorney Manager
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • 2023 - Present
  • Assistant State Public Defender
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • 2020 - Present
  • Local Attorney Manager - Janesville and Monroe
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • 2023 - 2023
  • Pretrial Motions Practice Coordinator
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Legal Intern
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Law Student Intern
  • University Of Wisconsin Law School - Frank J. Remington Center
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Defender Services Of Wisconsin
  • 2018 - 2019
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor - Cum Laude
  • 2019
  • Youngstown State University
  • MM - Master of Music
  • 2017
  • DePauw University
  • BM - Bachelor of Music
  • 2015

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Public Defenders
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Member - Former President of UW Law Chapter
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Martin Hanson Memorial Advocate’s Prize
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2023
  • 2022 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Young Lawyer's Division
  • 2022
  • Susan Steingass Trial Advocacy Award
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2019
  • Dean's Academic Achievement Award
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2023 Wisconsin State Public Defender Annual Conference
  • Challenging Custodial Interrogations
  • 2023
  • 2023 Wisconsin State Public Annual Conference
  • Using Expert Witnesses in Challenging Lineup Procedures
  • 2023
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender New Lawyer's Training - 2022
  • Checklists and Caseload Management
  • 2022
  • 2022 Wisconsin State Public Defender's Annual Criminal Defense Conference
  • One Drug Is Not Two Crimes: Fighting Overcharged Drug Crimes
  • 2022
  • 2021 Wisconsin State Public Defender's Annual Criminal Defense Conference
  • Pot, CBD, Dogs, Cops, and the Fourth Amendment: Challenging Searches Based on the Odor of THC
  • 2021
  • Midwest Public Interest Law Networking Event
  • Careers in Public Defense
  • 2020
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can't recommend Kevin Smith highly enough. Any person who is fortunate enough to have him as a lawyer has a true warrior on his or her side. He is not only brillant and creative in his motion practice, but also thorough in his preparation and tenacious at trial. You will not do better than Kevin Smith."
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Janesville Criminal defense Lawyer Kevin Martin Smith
Kevin Martin Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Janesville, WI
Licensed for 4 years