|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1978||11/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Illinois Super Lawyer (Whiite Collar Defense)||N/A||2006|
|Leading Lawyer of Illinois (White Collar Defense)||N/A||2003|
|Partner||Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP||2001 - Present|
|Partner||Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller||1990 - 2001|
|Assistant United States Attorney||U.S. Dept. of Justice||1980 - 1990|
|Legal Writing Instructor||University of Ilinois College of Law||1979 - 1980|
|Law Clerk to Justice Joseph Goldenhersh||Illinois Supreme Court||1978 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Illinois Bar Foundation||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Peoria County Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court||Barrister (Emeritus)||1987 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1978 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||1978 - Present|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
Posted by David
Experienced, smart, honest, personable. Didn't overcharge. Expensive, but worth it. In winning my complicated, unique pension case, which was unsuccessfully appealed also, he proved to be the "big gun" against specialist lawyers hired by the government.
His experience as a U.S. Justice department attorney proved invaluable. Mr. Smith always demonstrated a professional and calm demeanor.
Mr. Smith always returned my phone calls or emails within a very short time. I felt like he was 'available' to me throughout our engagement.
Posted by anonymous
Lee Smith handled our defense case in a very professional manner. He was well prepared, kept us informed, and conducted himself in the courtroom in a very confident, yet kind way. I would highly recommend him. His assistant Garth Madison handled himself in the same professional manner. I was proud to have them representing our church.
Posted by anonymous
Lee was there for me from the moment we first made contact. Always willing to listen, really listen, and then give advice. Lee is professional, patient (which one needs to be with me!), informed, and quite honestly the most brilliant individual I've come to know in a very long time. He has what it takes to see through a situation, get to the truth, and then deliver it to the jury so they understand. We never thought we'd make it to trial, but I thank God Lee was there for me since we did. His every move, every decision had a purpose. If you decide to hire Lee, which you'd be wise to do, please trust him. Let him do his thing. He truly does know what is best.
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