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Sminu Peter

Criminal defense Attorney at Plano, TX

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Sim Peter

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Sminu

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  1. Criminal defense
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    15 years, 1,356 cases

There have been many experiences that have shaped me into the lawyer I am today. In College, I earned my degree in Criminal Justice because I knew I had a passion for helping people involved in the criminal process. This continued on into law school when I interned for the Federal Public Defender's Office and learned how criminal defendants are in a highly vulnerable position, not knowing what will happen to them and what consequences they face when pitted against the vast resources of the government.

For over a decade I have strived to provide all my clients with advanced, thorough, and knowledgeable representation in their times of turmoil and despair. I have years of experience in the courtroom and against opposing attorneys that I can and will use to your benefit. The best compliment I have received is repeat business and referrals from past clients. When someone trusts me enough to recommend me to their own family members, that's when I know I've developed a meaningful connection with them and earned their confidence in my abilities. 

I truly enjoy the practice of law and I sincerely hope that I can continue to build and grow my bonds with those people in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex that are looking for a life-long relationship with an attorney that will always appreciate their trust and work hard to keep it. 

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Location

Sim Peter Law, PLLC
400 Chisholm Place
Suite 108
Plano, TX, 75075

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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Dedicated
From my first meeting with Sminu I realized that he was someone who would have my best interest in mind. While presenting options for my case he fully explained the pros and cons of each option and the impact they would have 5 to 10 years down the line. His knowledge of all aspects of the law combined with his ability and willingness to reach out to colleagues for second opinions proved in valuable in bring my case to resolution.
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Posted by Angel | June 4, 2015
A lawyer you can trust
I run a small business in the Dallas area, and thanks to Sminu, he has kept me sane by taking care of all my legal issues. Anytime I have a question or issue he is quick to respond and take care of it. To this day, he has saved me several thousand dollars in fines. Thank you Sminu for all your hard work!
Posted by Tara | May 31, 2015
Reliable, Trust Worthy, Invested in his clients
Mr. Peter is an outstanding lawyer who I would certainly use again and recommend. He is the kind of person you meet and can see within a few moments of speaking that he's of excellent character, trust-worthy and cares about his clients. From his professionalism to knowledge and passion about the law, you're in great hands. He is invested in his clients and their cases, and went above and beyond to obtain the desired outcome in mine. I was completely impressed with his work and have spoken with other clients who share similar experiences.
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Posted by Harry Loung | May 28, 2015
Best Criminal Attorney in DFW
Sminu Peter is very sharp and concise. He has an amazing understanding of the law and works hard for his clients. As each new problem presented itself, Sminu has multiple solutions. His follow through is always consistent and his demeanor was a perfect blend of professional, friendly and upbeat. I have recommended to him to several people and will continue to do so. I am grateful to know him.
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Posted by James | May 25, 2015
A very "Personal" lawyer.
Mr. Sminu from the get go to the end of my case paid close attention to my needs as a client. He was readily available to answer and respond to any questions/concerns that I had. His advice and recommendations were very objective and he always painted the picture clearly in black and white. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by Jacob | May 22, 2015
Sminu Peter
The thing that I liked most about Mr. Peter was that he was very genuine. From the moment I stepped into his office I could tell that he had my best interests at heart. I knew I was in good hands, and that he would take care of everything while I was at school. Mr. Peter was very quick to respond to any questions that I had, and was able to communicate the information to me in a way that I could understand. I would certainly use Mr. Peter again for any future endeavors that require an attorney and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by J. Puente | May 21, 2015
A lot of attorney options in the dfw...
But Mr. Peter is the way to go. I caught a case in July 2014, Mr Peter got the courts to lower my charge and all I had to do was pay a fine/court cost!! Not only was he super affordable, he was also still willing to work with me on coming up with a payment plan that worked for me. Nobody wants to be in a position where they need a lawyer but if you do don't try to represent yourself, pick up the phone and call Mr. Peter!!
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Posted by Stephen | April 22, 2015
Very impressed
Sminu helped me with all of my legal problems. I would highly recommend him to help with any legal problems you may have.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2015
Dedicated professionalism
Mr. Peter patiently assisted me in a complex and long standing personal matter. His careful assistance allowed me to finally solve the issue and I was, and remain, very pleased with his performance and guidance. I can unhesitatingly recommend Mr Peter.
Response from Sminu Peter May 22, 2015
Thank you for this great review!
Posted by Vincent | April 1, 2015
"No Worries"
This attorney is without a doubt a people's lawyer. He and his partners do not put their fees before the needs of the potential clients. Although they must collect their fees, they make it very easy and relax on the overall total fees and payment arrangements. They speak to you as the person you are and not as a lawyer just trying to get paid. They listen very well, they understand any situation that the client may be involved in legally or personal. The never avoid calls and they return phone calls same day and even within minutes of your call. There is not enough time, space or words to properly describe the greatness of this attorney and his partners. There is no other way to go but with this attorney and his partner
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Posted by Eric | July 8, 2013
Sincere and knowledgeable, Mr. Peter's legal representation is top notch.
Mr. Peter handled my case with great expertise and responsiveness. The circumstances of the case were unconventional but Mr. Peter was very accommodating. He was sincere about his representation of me, sensitive, and constantly kept me informed. I would without a doubt turn to Mr. Peter if I need legal council in the future.
Posted by Alyssa | June 13, 2013
Highly recommend
Mr. Peter did an excellent representing me. I was completely lost as to how to handle the charges against me and he kept me educated and informed throughout the entire ordeal. He let me know about all of my options and was even able to get one of my charges dropped. I highly recommend for anyone looking for an aggressive attorney, he is extremely knowledgable about the Texas Justice system and does everything in his power to help his clients.
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Posted by Sean | June 7, 2013
Professional Business Owner
Sminu assisted in some collection efforts regarding a deliquent client. He was very knowledgable about the local court procedures, which legal venue to select (small claims vs a higher court), and the process expected by the judges in each court. Additionally, he explained the legal basis for my rights to collect from the deliquent person. The resolution of this matter was rather quick and resulted in almost 100% collection of funds.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • Peter & Lanzillo, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chief Legal Counsel
  • Cloud Crash Pads
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chief Legal Counsel
  • Peace Tree Africa
  • 2009 - Present
  • County Appointed Attorney
  • Dallas County
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Stanley & Associates, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Sminu Peter
  • 2009 - 2012
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Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of North Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sexual Assault
  • Jury Verdict- NOT GUILTY
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Jury Verdict- NOT GUILTY
  • Sexual Assault
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court- Eastern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court- Northern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • St. Ignatious Young Adults Group
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Texas Wesleyan Family Law Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2006
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney- Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10% In the USA
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney- Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • DBA 100 Club
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Firm- Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • DBA 100 Club
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • 2015
  • DBA 100 Club
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top Producing Practice Area - Practice Chair
  • Stanley & Associates, PLLC
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law
  • 2009
  • National Mock Trial Competition Competitor
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Annual Mock Trial Competition: Best Overall Advocate - 2nd Place
  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • University of North Texas
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • University of North Texas
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • University of North Texas
  • 2004
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Senior Citizen Meeting
  • Will & Estate Planning Seminar
  • 2016
  • Quarterly Meeting
  • Will & Estate Planning Seminar
  • 2016
  • Quarterly Meeting
  • Will & Estate Planning Seminar
  • 2016
  • Career Services Event
  • Professional Dress Seminar
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (57)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sminu is a great attorney and a great colleague. He is very knowledgeable and can be regularly seen going to bat for his clients in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to see Mr. Peter in trial and he gets results. He is always prepared and out thinks his opponent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Peter since law school. Mr. Peter takes each and every case personally. You will not find a better defender of the innocent until proven guilty as Mr. Peter. He is the most honest and intelligent person that I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sminu and I have known each other since law school and we shared an office together upon being licensed. I personally witnessed day to day how hard Sminu fought for his clients and the great results he was able to achieve for them. Sminu is honest, responsible, and trustworthy. If I was facing a serious criminal charge I would hire Sminu."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Sminu for many years, and I know him to be an aggressive, strategic, and calculated criminal defense attorney. His experience and work ethic guarantees a strong defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dedicated, creative, and loyal to his clients. One of a small, select group of attorneys to whom I refer business."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sminu since law school. He has certain characteristics that are what differentiate the great lawyers from good lawyers. Sminu is ethical, tenacious, dedicated, and grounded. Sminu is focused on the client's needs, not whether he got another "win." I witnessed these characteristics of Sminu while in law school and also in the practice of law. On multiple occasions, I have referred friends and family to him, and he has helped me out as a colleague. The practice of law needs more lawyers like Sminu because he is one of the great ones."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sminu since law school and it's refreshing to see an attorney who has not lost his passion and dedication to his clients throughout his legal journey. Sminu's enthusiasm and sincerity is what makes him stand out from others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Sminu for several years in Irving, TX and he is a highly intelligent and articulate attorney. He is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense and he provides his clients with the highest level of representation possible. He is not afraid to fight for his clients and I would definitely recommend Sminu to anyone who needs help with criminal defense."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sminu Peter is very knowledgeable in criminal, family, and personal injury matters. I have referred family, friends, and clients to him without hesitation. He is very dedicated to his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Sminu on a number of matters, and have found him to be intelligent, astute, aggressive - all of which are very important traits when it comes to criminal defense. I do not hesitate when it comes to referring matters to Sminu, as I feel very comfortable my referrals will be treated well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Sminu for a long time and can say without reservations that he possesses integrity and a commitment to his clients. I highly recommend him and would encourage anyone to seek his help."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sminu is a skilled advocate and zealously represents his clients in and out of the courtroom. He keeps his clients well-informed and educated about their cases. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sminu. He is a highly skilled attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. His professionalism and clear knowledge of the law have allowed him to to be consistently successful for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sminu. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sminu is a detailed and intelligent attorney. He approaches every case with the determination to obtain the optimal results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sminu. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Peter and I worked together briefly at my prior firm. I now visit with him when we run into each other at the courthouse. He is constantly analyzing his client's cases and trying to determine the best strategy to achieve the best possible outcome. Mr. Peter is very personable, bright, and articulate.....therefore, I do not hesitate in the least to endorse him as a zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working on several cases with Mr. Peter. He is smart, thorough and an effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He cares about his clients and is knowledgeable in his practice areas."
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Plano Criminal defense Lawyer Sminu Peter
Sminu Peter
Criminal defense Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 14 years