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Daphne Mariah Benford-Smith

Trademark application Attorney at Addison, TX

4.5   8 reviews

also known as Daphne, Benford-Smith

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I am passionate about creating genuine and lasting relationships with clients as well as their passions and business pursuits with a Grade-A Concierge Client Experience. I will go the length to ensure that your business is well-protected and covered through Trademark and Copyright Services, as well as Contract solutions. My hope is to provide thorough legal advice that will enable small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creatives to have confidence in having us as their legal advisors

Licensed for 4 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2019
Updated 01/14/2023

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Posted by Chelsea | April 28, 2021
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Patient and understanding
I had a long and drug out divorce, Daphne was right there by my side each time. She always answered my questions to the best of her abilities and did everything she could to make sure I was completely taken care of!
Posted by Nora | January 26, 2021
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Passionate, empathetic and professional
I had Ms. Daphne represent my divorce case and she stayed updated with me throughout the process. She’s passionate, knowledgeable, empathetic which is lacking in most lawyers and warm yet very professional in her dealings. I’d highly recommend her as a great attorney especially in family law. You’d be in great hands!
Posted by Nieves | September 12, 2020
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Military Divorce
With my experience working with Merchant Law, my lawyer Daphne Smith took me through the major key points of my divorce in a manner that was comforting and understanding. Any concerns I divulged were quickly assessed and addressed in a timely manner. She made me feel 100% comfortable during a time of complete vulnerability. I pray I do not need another divorce lawyer in the future but if so, I would definitely choose Daphne to represent me again!
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Posted by Samantha | September 11, 2020
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Great lawyer!
Daphne was great! Her knowledge of the law put me at ease. She always answered my million questions in a timely manner, even if it was the same question 50 times. I highly recommend her and I will definitely be using her again!
Posted by Stephen | September 10, 2020
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One of the key areas I wanted in my attorney was excellent communication. Daphne delivered on that and many other levels. She handle my case as a priority. I look forward to using her firm for any future legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2020
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Simply the best
Had a family law issue, paid the consultation fee to speak to Daphne, she was worth every penny. Very knowledgeable and explained all my options in depth. Would recommend her to anyone who needs a hard working family law attorney
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2020
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Daphne is an exceptional lawyer
Daphne and the firm she works for went above and beyond in my divorce. My divorce was a unique divorce, but it was nothing that Daphne couldn’t handle. She always answered my questions and even handled my crazy ex Just fine whenever he would bother me. You won’t regret hiring her for all your family law needs and I will definitely hire her again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2021
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A nightmarish experience
Daphne seemed to be a good lawyer at first. I was worried and apprehensive going into this ordeal and she assured me that our case was strong, and seemed to be on top of everything. She communicated well and seemed understanding of the details of my case, and of the seriousness of my worries involving my ex. Everything fell apart over the span of months. Her general attitude towards communicating with me or appreciating the seriousness of the situation deteriorated to the point where I wasn't sure she even knew who she was speaking to whenever she did actually return emails or calls, which was a constant struggle with her. Near the end of her working on our case she was hostile and rude to the point where I actually questioned whether her and the opposing counsel were working together, not for me, or that I had done something to offend her so badly that she was trying to be fired. After Daphne left the firm that was representing us, the gravity of just how badly she mishandled my case came to light. The lawyer who took over our case expressed dismay and confusion at what was left in her wake, her complete lack of professionalism and courtesy, and most importantly the realization that she did not submit absolutely crucial evidence to the court for reasons we cannot understand. This failure to submit evidence has seriously damaged what was an otherwise very strong case, and has lead to setbacks that are actively putting my child in danger by allowing a dangerous and unstable individual, who makes no effort to hide their behavior, to regain full unsupervised visitation they should have never had in a million years, and wouldn't have had if Daphne had done her job in the most basic sense. Before she left, I was looking into firing Daphne and finding a new lawyer, something I couldn't at all afford, but the situation had deteriorated so severely that I saw no alternative. It was nothing short of a nightmare, and was the most stressful experience of my life. There is nothing I regret more than having this lawyer represent me during the most important fight of my life, when the wellbeing and safety of my child was at stake. Avoid this lawyer at all costs if you value your case.
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Response from Daphne Benford-Smith December 23, 2021
I believe I have a pretty good idea of who this is and will say that this is not only completely untrue but an inaccurate depiction of the facts. I cannot use evidence that I asked for on multiple occasions and never received. My other reviews on here speak for themselves. Glad you have now found a lawyer who can assist you with your matter and I wish you the best of luck and a happy holidays.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner and CEO
  • The Benford-Smith Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present


  • Texas Southern University
  • 2018


  • Texas Bar College
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Houston Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2020 - 2021

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Addison Trademark application Lawyer Daphne Mariah Benford-Smith
Daphne Mariah Benford-Smith
Trademark application Attorney
Addison, TX
Licensed for 4 years