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John Hunter Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Sherman, TX

5.0   44 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    State and Federal Criminal Defense Board Certified by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization "Criminal Law"

    23 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

  3. Expungement
    20%

  4. Federal crime
    20%

  5. Violent crime
    20%

John Hunter Smith is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer in Sherman, Texas. His practice focuses on State and Federal criminal trials. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Business Administration, and his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.

 

John Hunter Smith has successfully defended a vast assortment of criminal matters in State and Federal Court. John Hunter Smith has earned the reputation of an aggressive trial lawyer who is prepared to meet the prosecutors’ fact for fact. If you have been accused of a crime, this can affect your reputation, freedom, family, and your future. I will tirelessly work to get the desired results. This burden is not taken lightly.

Location

Wynne & Smith
707 West Washington Street.
Sherman, TX, 75092

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by David P | May 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Retain John Hunter Smith if you want results.
I was falsely accused of assault family violence causing bodily injury by a jealous ex when I moved on. I don’t have the best criminal history, (have long since changed my life around) but I felt the cards were stacked against me. John was confident, without over promising anything like a lot of attorneys do, incredibly professional, and he got the charged totally dismissed. Do not waste your money, record, reputation, or time on any one else. Call John.
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Posted by Colt | February 7, 2024
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Treated us like family
John Hunter Smith was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution looked impossible during a Inappropriate Student/Teacher Relationship charge. We had never had to hire an attorney, and was unsure of what to do. He treated us like his own family and walked us through every step. It took 3 years, but we got the outcome we had prayed for, and our I am able to live a normal life. We now have an attorney our family can trust and go to when we are in times of trouble. Thank you John Hunter Smith. You are the best!
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Posted by Alex | February 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
Very happy with the outcome of the case and having charges dismissed. Excellent attorney that I would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!!!
I was falsely accused of assault and arrested. Due to this I lost my job. John was so comforting and continued to assure me that everything would we worked out. Thanks to him the case was dismissed and my record was expunged. What seemed like the end of the world at the time is now being worked out!
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Felony DWI - Got It Reduced
I retained John Hunter Smith to provide consultation for a Felony DWI that I was charged - John worked with prosecutor to get it reduced to a Misdemeanor - 2nd which was the correct charge. I highly recommend John Hunter Smith for any DWI/DUI Issues that present themselves to you in your are in the Texoma Area. John provided monthly updates as to the status of my case, provided excellent consultations once I was charged, and helped me from becoming a Felon which would have had a severely adverse effect on my career. Thank You John Hunter Smith.
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Posted by Jason | May 14, 2022
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Worth every penny!
I hired Mr Smith on a DWI charge. He was very professional and extremely detail oriented. He knows exactly what he is doing. I’m so glad I chose him and I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!!
I was horrified when I was indicted on federal charges. I contacted John Hunter Smith’s office and he made time for me to come see him the same day. He never made promises and was realistic with me from the very beginning. The entire process took a little over a year and John and his office stayed in contact with me regularly. John went above and beyond and the deal he was able to obtain for me was amazing. He literally saved my life!!
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Posted by Liza Beth | December 12, 2021
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Definitely 5 stars
John is an amazing, well respected lawyer in the community. He’s professional, intelligent and cares sincerely about his clients. He enjoys taking challenging cases head on, and doesn’t like to lose. If I ever need another lawyer, John is the one I’d call. I can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and Results Driven
John listened to my case and began to go over scenarios. Once facts of case were in built a solid counter argument to charges, so much so that charges were dropped! He was straight forward, no nonsense, and open about my case with me. He told me what he expected to happen, then fought to make it happen. If you are convicted with a DWI/DUI contact John before you do anything else. I was extremely pleased that I did.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2021
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Superb Representation
John and his staff are attentive, professional and compassionate. He is extremely knowledgeable and is an outstanding respected attorney. During an extremely turbulent and terrifying time, John delivered in every way possible. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Texas!
I am on parole for a possession of a controlled substance case that happened 18 years ago. Last year I was arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group 2, over 4g under 200g and immediately bonded out. I contacted John, informed him that a blue warrant was issued for me and that I needed the BEST legal representation Texas had to offer, he assured me I came to the right place. He had already been recommended by many other Texas attorneys. The Grand Jury handed down an indictment of only Possession of a controlled substance, but it was STILL a 1st degree felony and I was on parole, which means I was facing 25 years to LIFE in prison with an enhancement. In the 5 months before my arraignment John diligently worked to find the best outcome and gave me sound legal advice that helped me wrap up all my business and personal affairs in preparation for the inevitable, time back in prison. Miraculously, John was able to get my charge reduced to Possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram, a State Jail Felony, which was THEN reduced to a Class A misdemeanor, (1244B) punishable by up to 365 days in jail. When I went to court the morning of my arraignment I was at the mercy of John Hunter Smith's legal representation, I had to trust his plan and hope he would do what he said he could do, but at the time of arraignment, still had a 1st degree felony. I was arrested that morning of arraignment on the parole violation (Blue Warrant) and 46 days later John took me before the Judge to sign for 46 days time served, on a Class A misdemeanor. 14 days later my parole was reinstated and I was released back on supervision! So to put my miraculous situation into perspective, when I walked into John's office with a Manufacture/Delivery of over 4 grams charge, on parole, he told me he was the BEST attorney for the case, but he was completely "by-the-book" and refused top do anything "underhanded". I retained him on his word. Seven months later I walked out of jail after serving 60 days total and only a new misdemeanor on my record! I will be forever grateful for John and his paralegal April for giving me another chance at life.
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Posted by Salvador | November 3, 2018
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Review
John Hunter Smith is a great representation of counsel he was awsome in communicating with me and making sure I understood the charges against me he also did everything in his power to make sure I was treated Fair in my situation he always keep me informed when new details were available he is spot on and is knowledgeable in what he's doing that's more than what I can say about any other lawyer I have encountered in the past
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
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Knowledgable and Brilliant
Mr. Smith was my representative during the time of my case. His staff and himself were always helpful with any questions or advice I needed. John told me during the earlier days that if I would listen to him and follow his instruction, we would be successful in our case. I did everything he asked of me along the way, and my case turned out with the best possible outcome. I could not have asked for anymore from Mr. Smith and his team. Thank you so much for your help along the way. -C.T.
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Posted by Brandon | May 2, 2018
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DUI NOT GUILTY
After 2 years wasting time with my first attorney I found John Hunter. One of the best decisions of my life, literally. Within 2 months of taking my case, he took it to trial and we won! EVEN in Collin County. I can’t say enough about him and his team. He practiced what he preached. Made me feel like his only client and studied my case thoroughly, knew it inside and out. He gets my highest recommendation.
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Posted by eric | December 8, 2017
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Simply the best!
John Hunter Smith and his team provided me with tremendous hope when all I was facing was despair! They treated me with respect and dignity throughout the toughest legal storms of my life! Through his genuine care, compassion, and empathy, John Hunter Smith won my complete trust from the very start of my legal process. His calm demeanor and fierce determination helped pull off a huge miracle at the resolve of my cases! John and his team are like no other anywhere! Thank you for making a HUGE difference in my life John!
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Posted by Kurt | October 17, 2017
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John Hunter Smith is THE attorney you want on your side!
I was faced with a charge of sexual assault. From the beginning, John Hunter knew exactly what needed to happen to help me fight this horrific false allegation. John immediately began organizing a game plan and put all of his experience and resources to work. He knew who to get involved in my case including a phycologist, private detective and other expert witnesses. This was a long battle with the DA’s office. John Hunter knew a lot of work was going to have to happen in my case for the truth to prevail. He worked hard on my case for several months. I knew if John Hunter was working by the hour, the retainer we agreed on up front would have run out long before the charges against me were dismissed. But, John Hunter was so passionate about my case that he worked just as hard at the end of the case as he did at the beginning. I spent months in the court house watching the same people. Defendants with their defense lawyers. Fishing for plea deals and getting passes until the following month. Not me, I was prepared to fight to the end and truth would prevail. I had that confidence because John Hunter Smith was right there, hand in hand with me every step of the way. I cannot express enough gratitude about the effort John Hunter put into helping me fight this false allegation. The sexual assault charges against me were dismissed 1 week before my jury trial began. If you hire John Hunter Smith to represent you, you will know exactly what you are facing. The good and the bad. Worst case scenarios and best case scenarios. John Hunter will make you prepared for the worst, but you will have the confidence to know that the best is the only acceptable outcome. I will save you the uncertainty of looking for and hoping to find the right criminal defense attorney. The rest of your life might weigh in the balance as mine did. If you choose John Hunter Smith you will not regret your decision.
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Posted by Brian | July 25, 2017
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Does what he says!
John Hunter Smith does what he says. He said he likes to fight in court and doesn't like to lose. He won my case and it was a tough fight. I hope I never have to buy would definitely use him again. I personally recommend him
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr Smith was my attorney in a felony case where i was facing jail time. Mr Smith took time and spent time with me to go over every aspect of my case, he also worked diligently in getting things in my past in another state thrown out. He is very detailed and meticulous in his work and is a very skilled trial attorney. He is very honest and upfront about everything and he follows through on his word. He was a life saver for me and he also has a assistant named April who was very kind and assisting. The whole staff there are very accommodating and even his Partner Mr. Wynne even came by and helped with jury selection and that was something i was also very appreciative of. I would recommend Mr Smith to anyone looking for a honest and compassionate attorney. Thank you for everything Mr. Smith
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Posted by Brandon | May 3, 2017
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Outstanding defense lawyer
Mr. Smith was my defense lawyer for the last 3 1/2 years! Mr. Smith stayed up on things always kept me in the know on what was going on and was going to happen. He always made sure everything was in my best interest even if It didn't seem like it at the time. He is a very thorough attorney and great at what he does. I highly recommend anyone that is needing a defense attorney that will go above and beyond to win for his client.
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Posted by Lance | April 12, 2017
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Dwi / Multiple charges
When I meet John I was terrified of my life , he meet with me in jail , he asked if I wanted to get help and I said yes , that's when we began the process of planning on getting the proper help I needed , it was definitely a process , I followed directions and took his expertise advise and it was a life changing event for me , I cannot explain into words what this guy did for me , this guy is by far the most experience and best attorney in North Texas , and he went his extra mile to get the results and the right help I needed to change my life around for the better . I would highly recommend this guy for any drug charges Dwi's or criminal he is the best they make them . Thank you again John .
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wynne & Smith
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • WynneSmith
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Nall, Pelley, Wynne, & Smith
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Nall, Pelley, & Wynne
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Combined Law Enforcement Association Of Texas
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6)
  • United States Army
  • 1990 - 1995
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Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Auburn University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Interference With Request For Emergency Assistance
  • Not Guilty
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Not Guilty
  • Injury to Elderly ( 2 Counts) - Enhanced
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • First Vice-President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, Education Institute
  • Super Fellow
  • 2018 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project - Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Veterans Affairs - Co-Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Ranch Club - Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Comanche Club - Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Budget Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Army Ranger Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Auburn University Alumni Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • 82nd Airborne Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Prosecutorial Integrity Committee - Committee Chair
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Nominating Committee
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project; Committee Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2018
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Chair - District 1 - Grievance Committee
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Associate Director
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute
  • Fellow
  • 2011 - 2018
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member - District 1 -Grievance Committee
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2017
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyers
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2015
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyers
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyers
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Gerry Spence - Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2012
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2008
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Voir Dire, Houston, Texas
  • Course Director/ Faculty
  • 2022
  • Game Day Ready, Longview, Texas
  • Jury Selection
  • 2022
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program
  • Jury Selection
  • 2021
  • Battling The Resistance - McKinney, Texas
  • Opening Statements
  • 2021
  • Battling The Resistance - Galveston, Texas
  • Jury Selection
  • 2021
  • 44th Annual Tim Evans Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Closing Argument/Faculty
  • 2021
  • Making Of A Winning Warrior
  • Tip To Obtain and Utilize Expert Witnesses
  • 2020
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program
  • 20 Essential Tips For The Dark Horse - Ethics
  • 2020
  • 25th Annual Civil & Criminal Trial Practice - El Paso, Texas
  • Jury Selection
  • 2020
  • 13th Annual DWI Defense Project
  • Jury Selection - Intoxicated Offense Cases
  • 2020
  • Voir Dire, Austin, Texas
  • Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
  • 2019
  • Defense: We Make Champions - McAllen, Texas
  • Jury Selection and Opening Statement
  • 2019
  • Defense: We Make Champions - Longview, Texas
  • Jury Selection and Opening Statements
  • 2019
  • Defending Those Accused of Sexual Offenses
  • Ethics & Social Media - 20 Essential Tips For The Dark Horse
  • 2019
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program; Center for American and International Law; Plano, Texas
  • Ethics
  • 2019
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program; Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas
  • Mitigation
  • 2019
  • Come and Take It; Texarkana, Texas
  • Opening Statement/Closing Argument
  • 2019
  • Come and Take It; El Paso, Texas
  • Opening Statement and Closing Argument
  • 2019
  • 43rd Annual Tim Evans Texas Criminal Trial College, Huntsville, Texas
  • Faculty
  • 2019
  • 38th Annual Prairie Dog Seminar; Lubbock, Texas
  • Ethics
  • 2019
  • 12th Annual DWI Defense Project
  • Cross Examination of Blood Test Expert
  • 2019
  • Veterans Seminar, Austin, Texas
  • Course Director/Speaker - Representing Military Veterans In The Criminal Case
  • 2018
  • Unleashing Your Inner Beast: Defending Those Accused - Waco, Texas
  • Speaker - Opening Statement/Closing Argument
  • 2018
  • Train The Trainers - South Padre Island, Texas
  • Speaker - Fight The Good Fight
  • 2018
  • Sexual Assault : Gladiators In Suits; Fort Worth, Texas
  • Ethics & Social Media
  • 2018
  • President's Trip - Criminal Law CLE
  • Speaker - Dealing With The Stress Of Trial
  • 2018
  • Mental Health - South Padre Island, Texas
  • Course Director
  • 2018
  • Jury Selection & Communicating With Jurors - A Program For The Defense, Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas
  • Speaker - Dealing With The Stress Of Trial
  • 2018
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program
  • Faculty/Speaker - Essential Pre-Trial Motions, Plano, Texas
  • 2018
  • Anatomy of the Trial, Houston, Texas
  • Speaker - Dealing With The Stress Of Trial
  • 2018
  • 42nd Annual Tim Evans Texas Criminal Trial College, Huntsville, Texas
  • Faculty
  • 2018
  • 37th Annual Praire Dog Criminal Law Seminar - Lubbock, Texas
  • Speaker - Mitigation
  • 2018
  • 31st Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Course Director
  • 2018
  • 31st Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Speaker - Legal Ethics In Social Media: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • 2018
  • Veterans Justice Clinic, Dallas, Texas
  • Course Director/Speaker - Ethics
  • 2017
  • Tim Evans Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Speaker - Direct/Cross Examination/Faculty
  • 2017
  • Sucessfully Defending Child Abuse Cases
  • Course Director/Speaker - Jury Selection
  • 2017
  • Jury Selection & Communicating With Jurors In Criminal Cases
  • Ethics
  • 2017
  • Grayson County Bar Association - June Meeting
  • Jury Selection
  • 2017
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program
  • Faculty/Ethics-Speaker
  • 2017
  • Beating The Drum For Justice, McKinney, Texas
  • Course Director/Speaker - Ethics
  • 2017
  • Beating The Drum For Justice - Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Course Director
  • 2017
  • Beating The Drum For Justice - South Padre Island
  • Course Director
  • 2017
  • Veteran Seminar - Dallas, Texas
  • Representation Of Military Veteran In Criminal Case
  • 2016
  • Upholding Justice One Client At A Time, Texarkana
  • Course Director/Ethics
  • 2016
  • Upholding Justice One Client At A Time, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Course Director
  • 2016
  • Train the Trainers, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Course Director
  • 2016
  • Jury Selection & Communicating With Jurors In Criminal Cases
  • Ethics
  • 2016
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program
  • Faculty/ Speaker - Closing Arguments and Ethics
  • 2016
  • Beating The Drum For Justice; McAllen, Texas
  • Speaker- Jury Selection/Course Director
  • 2016
  • Beating The Drum For Justice, Laredo, Texas
  • Course Director
  • 2016
  • Beating The Drum For Justice, Galveston, Texas
  • Speaker - Jury Selection/Course Director
  • 2016
  • Beating The Drum For Justice - Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Course Director
  • 2016
  • 9th Annual Jolly Roger, Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law Seminar, Lewisville, Texas
  • Speaker - Consequences Of Criminal Convictions
  • 2016
  • 40th Annual Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Faculty
  • 2016
  • 35th Annual Prairie Dog Advanced Criminal Law, Texas Tech School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
  • Ethics
  • 2016
  • Upholding Justice One Client At A Time, Laredo, Texas
  • Collateral Consequences Of A Criminal Convictions/Course Director
  • 2015
  • Upholding Justice One Client At A Time - San Angelo, Texas
  • Search & Seizure/Course Director
  • 2015
  • Upholding Justice One Client At A Time - Amarillo, Texas
  • Course Director
  • 2015
  • Training Your Defense Team To Win - South Padre Island, Texas
  • Ethics
  • 2015
  • Training Your Defense Team To Win - Longview, Texas
  • Michael Morton Act
  • 2015
  • Training Your Defense Team To Win - Austin, Texas
  • Michael Morton Act
  • 2015
  • Successfully Defending Child Abuse and Child Death Cases
  • Course Director/Speaker
  • 2015
  • Jury Selection & Communicating With Jurors In Criminal Cases
  • Ethics
  • 2015
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program
  • Faculty/Speaker - Ethics
  • 2015
  • 28th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law
  • Representing Military Service Veteran In A Criminal Case
  • 2015
  • Trial Strategies That Work - Waco, Texas
  • Ethics
  • 2014
  • Trial Strategies That Work - Tyler, Texas
  • Pretrial Motion Practice
  • 2014
  • Trial Strategies That Work - South Padre Island, Texas
  • Ethics
  • 2014
  • Trial Strategies That Work - Beaumont, Texas
  • Pre Trial Investigations
  • 2014
  • Training Your Defense Team To Win - Galveston, Texas
  • Michael Morton Act
  • 2014
  • Jury Selection And Communicating With Jurors
  • Ethics
  • 2014
  • Grayson County Bar Association
  • Ethics
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program
  • Faculty/Speaker-Ethics
  • 2014
  • 7th Annual Jolly Roger - Criminal Law Seminar - Denton, Texas
  • Opening Statements
  • 2014
  • 27th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2014
  • Trial Strategies That Work - Sugar Land, Texas
  • Ethics
  • 2013
  • Trial Strategies That Work - Amarillo, Texas
  • Ethics
  • 2013
  • Jury Selection & Communicating With Jurors
  • Jury Selection - Child Abuse Cases
  • 2013
  • Gideons Trumpet - Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Cross Examination - Child Witness
  • 2013
  • Gideons Trumpet - South Padre Island, Texas
  • Jury Selection
  • 2013
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program
  • Faculty
  • 2013
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - December Meeting
  • Cross Examination - Child Witness
  • 2013
  • Jury Selection & Communicating With Jurors
  • Jury Selection - Child Abuse Cases
  • 2012
  • Gideons Trumpet - Sugar Land, Texas
  • Cross Examination - Child Witness
  • 2012
  • Grayson County Community College
  • Criminal Law Overview
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (51)
Given (100)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is the best DWI lawyer in this part of Texas. He goes in to win on every case."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Hunter for 14 years. Throughout that time he has distinguished himself with his court room ability and his knowledge of the legal issues pertinent to his clients cases. John Hunter is a lawyers lawyer who isn't afraid to take on the tough cases and his reputation is that he wins. He has become an expert in his field who is sought out by clients all over the state and who lectures other lawyers on matters pertinent to their practices. There is only one Super Lawyer practicing in the area of criminal defense in Grayson County and those with pending criminal cases would serve themselves well by consulting with him. I have regularly referred clients to him and unequivocally recommend him for criminal defense matters without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Agressive, professional representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of helping John in a limited capacity on a matter. He is extremely knowledgeable and has provided great insight and help with different issues. He is easy to communicate with and fights hard for what he believes in."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an incredible attorney who I have learned a lot from over the years. John has been kind enough to teach at CLE programs and share his knowledge with the rest of us. I am proud to endorse John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have observed and worked with John on different cases. He is a marvel to observe. He is a gifted litigator, confident and dedicated to his clients and to their defense. I have seen anyone outwork him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a wonderful man and an excellent lawyer. I know him from representing clients in federal courts and he has always help me whenever he can. Thank you John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Hunter is a hard working trial lawyer. He is willing and able to take the most difficult cases to trial when the evidence supports it; or when a client needs to have the courage to try their case. John Hunter freely shares his ideas and strategy with other trial lawyers. Great trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Hunter will, without a doubt, go to bat for all of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Hunter for approximately 10 years. He is an excellent attorney. He is extremely tenacious and has an amazing work ethic. He is the type of lawyer who other lawyers go to in order to seek advice. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John "Hunter" Smith is highly respected among his peers, having firmly established himself a an excellent lawyer in the field of criminal defense. He cares for his clients and is a skilled and zealous advocate in the court room. I am pleased to endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is not only a knowledgeable and skillful trial attorney, but he is also a fantastic communicator. I was fortunate to hear him talk about working and discussing matters with clients. He is insightful and truly understands how to treat clients with professionalism."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Smith is a highly talented, skilled and effective lawyer. He is incredibly knowledgable and personable. His passion for criminal defense inspired me. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John "Big Game" Hunter Smith is an in fatigable advocate for his clients who has the charm to negotiate a smart deal, and the stones to make the state prove their case. If your troubles are in Grayson County, your first move is to call John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Hunter is a tireless worker for his clients. I have had the opportunity to see him work in the courtroom and appeared opposite him in family cases. He is a tough out regardless of what may be stacked against. A talented and deserving lawyer for your consideration."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Other
"John is one of those unique individuals that is incredibly compassionate to his clients and relentless against the prosecutors. John is a superb lawyer with tremendous talent. His clients are lucky to have him on their side. He truly is a go-to lawyer when your life is on the line."
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Sherman Criminal defense Lawyer John Hunter Smith
John Hunter Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Sherman, TX
Licensed for 22 years
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