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Anthony Ray Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at League City, TX

5.0   17 reviews
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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

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A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IS CRUCIAL IN ENSURING THAT YOU RECEIVE FAIR TREATMENT AND THAT YOUR RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED. ANTHONY PRIDES HIMSELF ON BEING RESPONSIVE, COMMITTED, AND FOCUSED WITH EVERY CLIENT. CONTACT THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE A CASE IN HARRIS, GALVESTON, FORT BEND, OR SURROUNDING COUNTIES.

Anthony started The Law Office of Anthony Ray Smith after his previous position as a Felony Prosecutor at the Galveston County District Attorney's Office. Anthony now focuses on representing individuals charged with criminal offenses and dealing with difficult legal issues in the cities of Houston and Galveston, and surrounding areas.

Anthony has experience with all types of criminal cases and the endless amounts of contests they may bring. These contested matters include trials, suppression hearings, bond reductions, appeals, expungements, non-disclosures, probation matters, revocation hearings, etc. Prior to becoming a criminal attorney, Anthony worked at a globally leading legal service provider where he worked with Fortune 500 clients and their Legal Departments on numerous agreement drafting and negotiation matters. 

Anthony is committed to providing exceptional and effective representation when working towards the greatest potential outcome regardless of the situation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
2023

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Robert | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Anthony took my case and navigated his way through Harris county legal system with ease. He showed up to every court appearance and provided excellent explanation of every step that was happening. He also assisted with my wife's case even though he was not the lawyer she hired. Overall Anthony was able to get both felony cases dismissed. I highly recommend Anthony if you need a lawyer that is adept in the nuances of the Harris county legal system.
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Posted by Jeremiah | July 13, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr. Anthony smith helped me with my case to get it dismissed. He is a great lawyer and pushes to get things done and to keep his clients satisfied mr smith knew the case that I was accused of could be beat and he got it done thanks a lot Mr. Smith
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
He stood up for me and gave me hope. He listened to me and held on to the end for me! He fought for my case and won.
Posted by Rob | May 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mr Smith did an outstanding job representing my daughter throughout her entire ordeal. He was extremely responsive, showed up on short notice, provided great counsel, and was successful. His relationships in Galveston County were instrumental in helping us navigate a difficult situation.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissal
I was charged with a DWI W/ child passenger under the age of 15 and got a dismissal. Anthony was so patient and understanding. At times I wanted to give up but Anthony never let that happen , and was willing to go the extra mile for me to get the outcome I deserve. He didn’t just settle for anything and wouldn’t allow me to do so either. I would highly recommend him as your attorney.
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Posted by Myrlon | December 15, 2023
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Give him a call.
Give him a call. Very knowledgeable, my case was dismissed. Will tell you the plan upfront. I would recommend him to family members.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Hire him!
Anthony is a great lawyer! He is very open to conversations, he gives great information and responds back quickly. I would hire again if needed.
Posted by Nasser | December 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Perfect Attorney
Mr. Smith is a true professional. He did everything to ease my worries and concerns and even provided me with his cell phone number, which I had to use when I was having a panic attack because of the case and within 2 min he reassured me we were in a good position. The best thing is that he's a former prosecutor so his words carry alot of weight in the court room. Mr. Smith got my case dismissed , he will be the first to tell you that he can't make any promises but the man delivers the desired results.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2023
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Fantastic
My lawyer was very timely whenever he reached out, very informative, very helpful!
Posted by Derek | June 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professional and dependable
Attorney Anthony Smith handled my case in a very professional and unbelievably efficient manner. He is very knowledgeable and experienced concerning working cases that were similar to my case, therefore, he effectively disputed all of the evidence bought against me. He managed to get my entire case dismissed and all of my property returned in a timely manner. Mr. Smith communicated with me every step of the way, updating me very often on my case. He was highly recommended to me, and I highly recommend him to others. Mr. Smith's professionalism and persistence is unmatchable; He really does work to get you the best results!
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Posted by Amanda | October 21, 2021
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hardbwirjer
he has been helping me on my very messy case with her parter at their firm. The pandemic has been very callanging for lawyers
Posted by Robert | August 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for Justice
I was appointed Mr Smith by Galveston county felony court. I was facing incarceration for manufacturing and delivery after a very unprofessional traffic stop where my rights were not taken into consideration numerous times. I worried that I wouldn't receive fair representation because of the court appointment but I was wrong. The officer that initiated the traffic stop only stopped me because I didn't looked like it belonged on that side of town. Mr Smith took the facts to the court and my case was dismissed. I appreciate your work sir more than I could ever express. I don't plan to ever need a criminal attorney again but if I do you will be the one I call. Thank you for fighting for justice
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Posted by Khaled | January 25, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Smith was able to get my case settled when I thought it was hopeless.. he is very responsive and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Nick | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
11/10 Service
Anthony is a wonderful lawyer and I was happy to choose him as my attorney. Given the circumstances, he absolutely went out of his way to give me the best results for my case and I can’t express how difficult it was. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney with Integrity
I reached out to Mr. Smith for advice on behalf of a friend. After explaining the situation of a recent conviction, Mr. Smith took the time to asses the matter and explain the potential outcomes of the appeals process. Throughout conversations he was always upfront and in the end looked out for the best interest of the prospective client. I would highly recommend Mr. Smith's services for representation.
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Posted by Torrey | January 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An exceptional attorney for hire
Mr. Smith represented me in Galveston County on Felony retaliation and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges. Upon our first dialogue, he gave me an account of exactly what he intended to do and he executed his plans accordingly. He is an adamant, yet nonjudgmental listener. He was very clear in answering all of my questions and he demonstrated a wealth of knowledge in all of his explanations. He was always on time, well prepared and exceptional at returning phone calls. In the end, he had the criminal mischief dismissed and the retaliation reduced to resisting arrest. In my opinion, Mr. Smith is an exceptional attorney for hire and I would recommend him to anyone with legal problems. Lastly, I would like to offer anyone who chooses him to represent them a little word of advise; "take heed of his recommendations and let him do his job".
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Helpful
I know Anthony personally so even though the specific case was outside his jurisdiction I reached out to him for advice. He was very patient and professional throughout the conversation and helped shed light on several questions I had. For anyone who is actually IN the state of Texas, I recommend the services of Anthony Smith.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Prosecutor
  • Galveston County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Associate, Managed Contracts
  • Axiom
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • University of Houston
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014

Associations

  • Texas Bar College
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Super Lawyers (Texas)
  • Rising Stars
  • 2023 - 2024
  • Houstonia Top Lawyers
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in Houston, Texas
  • 2017 - 2023

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2023
  • The Order of Barristers
  • Blakely Advocacy Institute
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Anthony
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Anthony for many years and respect his judgment, integrity, and courtroom savvy. I refer many of my clients to him for litigation matters, so I absolutely endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Anthony at the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. Anthony handled some incredible issues as a felony prosecutor, and he has carried those skills over to his defense practice. I’d recommend Anthony to anyone looking for a great criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can’t say enough good things about Anthony. I litigated numerous cases against him when he was a prosecutor. I had tremendous respect for him as he was always very well prepared and excellent at arguing the law and trying cases to a jury. His presence, skill, and trial skills are all excellent. I was ectastic when he decided to join the defense bar as I knew he would carry an amazing skill set with him. He has excelled and is a powerful advocate for his clients. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with him on numerous cases, to include sitting in several trials together, and have found his presence, strength, and integrity to be unparalleled. I can’t say enough good things about Anthony. I would work any type of case with him and would highly recommend him to any potential clients. He is a consummate professional and outstanding advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a fantastic lawyer that I highly recommend for those facing legal battles. Anthony is a strong advocate, knowledgeable, and fights for his clients. He is able to competently and exceptionally provide legal services in criminal defense, DUI/DWI, Juvenile, and Business Law. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense
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League City Criminal defense Lawyer Anthony Ray Smith
Anthony Ray Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
League City, TX
Licensed for 9 years
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