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Andrew Ross Smith

Real estate Attorney at Plano, IL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Andrew Smith, Andrew R. Smith

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

I was born and raised in Aurora and currently reside in Aurora with my wife and son. In addition to my law practice, I serve on the Board of two local not-for-profit organizations, CASA Kendall County and the Aurora Public Library. I am also a den leader for Cub Scouts Pack 312. 

 

I often represent individuals serving in a fiduciary capacity. This would typically include executors, administrators, guardians, trustees, partners, officers and directors. My practice takes me as far east as Cook County, as far north as Lake County, as far west as DeKalb County and as far south as Kankakee County. 

 

A large part of my law practice is dedicated to real estate (residential, commercial, agricultrual). Whether representating a buyer or seller, my firm provides excellent service and affordable rates.  In most situtations, my firm charges a flat rate and only receives compensation if the transaction closes.  

Location

Ewing & Smith, LLC
11000 E. US Highway 34, Ste 208
Plano, IL, 60545

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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2014
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Andrew Ross Smith answered my legal questions relating to a defective lease clearly and gave me confidence in the next steps I will take. I would recommend him for tenant and landlord legal concerns, and the 15 mins Avvo consultation was sufficient time for my specific issue.
Posted by Marcia | July 11, 2014
Great lawyer reprsenting me in an estate that offered many challenges.
I was a court appointed administrator for an estate that had some complicated issues. Andrew was knowledgeable in estate law and knew what steps needed to be taken to get the job done. He dealt with four beneficiaries that often challenged him and required him to go above and beyond with phone calls and questions.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Smith did an excellent job with the sale of my home. He and his staff were courteous, professional and always responsive when I had questions or concerns. There were a few challenges with our real estate transaction, but he was able to resolve them, working with all the parties involved, and our closing date was not delayed. At the closing table he was prepared, and put our minds at ease. Selling a home is very stressful. I have sold 3 before this most recent one. I can honestly say that my experience with Mr. Smith and his firm was the best.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2014
My first and only choice
Having closed over $100MM of real estate, I have worked with many attorneys in my career. Andrew Smith is by far my first choice when it comes to real estate transactions and estate planning. His outgoing personality and attention to detail set him apart from all the others. Mr. Smith's expertise is exceptional and his advice is practical. I find him to be a great resource in dealing with the myriad of legal issues my company faces on a regular basis. In the past year alone, Andrew has managed to revive 3 real estate closings that were falling apart. His ability to find unique solutions to complex situations has earned him my utmost trust and respect. Each and every time a legal situation presents itself, I rest easy knowing that Andrew is on my side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Member
  • Ewing & Smith, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • CDH Law Group, LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Smith, Wykes & Oncken
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Andrew R. Smith
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert P. Pilmer
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Valparaiso University
  • MBA
  • 2008
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kane County
  • Successfully settled
  • DuPage County
  • Successfully settled with no liability

Associations

  • Aurora Public Library Boad
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • CASA Kendall County
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Aurora Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.
  • Director
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Bar Briefs (Kane County)
  • BACK TO BASICS: FILING YOUR FIRST CIVIL ACTION UNDER SECTION 1983
  • 2010
  • Bar Briefs (Kane County)
  • SIMPLE PRODUCTS REQUIRE COMPLEX ANALYSIS: WHEN THE RISK- UTILITY TEST APPLIES,
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning for the Average Person at the Aurora Public Library - West Branch
  • Probate Administration
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (14)
Endorse Andrew
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Andrew on several matters and am confident in his abilities and character."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have routinely referred clients to Mr. Smith regarding estate planning and litigation issues. He is knowledgeable in the areas he practices and keeps the clients informed throughout the case."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Smith personally and professionally for over a dozen years. We have worked together on an appeal and a trust issue. I know him to be a bright and creative legal thinker with great integrity. He works hard on behalf of his clients. I am always glad to refer people to Andrew Smith."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a hard working and dedicated attorney. He is a strong advocate for his clients, all while maintaining his professionalism and integrity."
Probate Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Andrew for several years and have the pleasure of working with him on the Board of Directors for CASA Kendall County and on an extremely complex and contested probate matter that I referred to him. Andrew is an exceptionally hard working and conscientious attorney. I always know I can count on Andrew for advice on any probate matter. He is extremely competent, professional and very effective in his representation of clients. I would refer any probate matter to him with the utmost confidence and without hesitation."
Libel and slander Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a fine quality attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I find his answers to be insightful and helpful.."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andrew is a hard-working lawyer interested in achieving the best results for his clients. He has a wealth of experience in all litigation matters, and he also does an excellent job preparing Estate Plans for clients."
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Wrongful death
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Corporate and incorporation
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