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William E. Smith

Family Attorney at Centennial, CO

5.0   34 reviews

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    75%

    13 years, 400 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    15 years, 500 cases

Clients are my number one priority. Please call my office to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific case.

I am a firm believer in approriate resolution of both domestic relations and criminal litigation without the need for trial. However, when resolution short of trial is not feasable, I have entensive litigation experience. 

Licensed for 14 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact William

Solutions Based Family Law
7336 S. Yosemite Street, Suite 210
Centennial, CO, 80112

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Will Smith is a great lawyer, attentive and responsive to each situation that arises.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent and communicative
Will literally fought for me. We entered a legal situation that had long-term career implications. Will worked with me to consider every variable and resultant outcomes, while simultaneously exploring every option with the DA, personally. At the end of the day, Will garnered a favorable result which had absolutely no effect on my career or personal life.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Words cannot express how grateful I am
This man has represented me through not only an ugly divorce but also child support issues and a full custody hearing. He has relentlessly defended mine and my children rights and interests, while representing a beacon of calm in the eye of every storm. His clam professional and pleasant demeanor was comforting on top of being able to explain and guide me through each and every step of all of these processes. Not only was he marvelous but his staff shows exactly how much value a support structure is worth. I couldn't be any happier with my treatment and service.
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Posted by Ryan | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Reinstatement and Dismissal
Will thoroughly defended my case, resulting in a reinstatement of my license and a court case dismissal. Will and Molly surpassed my expectations on the amount of time, effort and precision to detail on all court proceedings which lead to a beneficial outcome. To begin with, I consulted and hired a different attorney, attorney x, and was told not much I could do in regards to 1.) getting my license reinstated with the state and 2.) defending my case in court and was preparing me for a plea and start immediately with all requirements to look good in the eye of the judge. Thankfully, I took a consulting call to Will the next day and his demeanor was exact opposite of attorney x and he saw the case for exactly what I thought it was. I changed representation immediately and I believe Will's unmatched expertise and confidence in DUI law lead me to that decision. Will never tried to sell or sugar coat anything, he kept it to the facts with me and represented me to the best of his ability, in which in the matter of DUI law is top tier. Will is highly recommended and I thank you and Molly for the professionalism and diligent work. Best, Ryan
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Posted by Mike | April 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Maintenance/Alimony
Will stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam. Will presented my case to reduce or possibly eliminate maintenance payments to my ex wife. Will Smith and Molly were professional and diligent in preparing not only the documents but also myself for the court. His reciting of case law in support or objection to evidence presented in the case was impressive. For most anyone picking an attorney it is a shot in the dark, lucky for me, you guys were in my corner. Thank You, Will and Molly. One Very Happy Client, Mike M.
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Posted by Joe | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I was working with another lawyer on an issue related to my divorce decree. He suggested that I settle, costing me $120,000 over the following ten years. I went to talk with Will and he encouraged me to fight it. Will took over my case and within two months, the issue was settled and I didn't have to pay my ex a single dime. He is knowledgeable, a great communicator and a fighter, an excellence combination of skills for someone you want representing you in any legal issue.
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Posted by Melissa | June 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for representing me!! I couldn't have asked for a better outcome! I'm so glad to have you on my side.
I had the pleasure of having William Smith represent me in my divorce. His passion and determination are evident. He is highly knowledgeable and was always well prepared for every situation. William handled everything for me in a timely manner with great ease from the beginning of the proceedings to the end. Everything worked out in my favor thanks to Will! I highly recommend William Smith if you are looking for "the best"! He is not only my attorney, but after what he brought me through, I consider him to be a wonderful friend as well! I couldn't have asked for a better outcome! Thank you, Will.
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Posted by S | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best....
I recently went through a very unique and extremely complicated divorce case. William was responsive, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable in guiding me through my case from start to finish. He listened to my story and concerns, guided me as to the best route to take (including explaining possible outcomes), and executed our plan seamlessly. I would highly recommend William, and his amazing paralegal Molly, to anyone looking for a Family law attorney. My case couldn't have turned out better! You will not be disappointed! They are hands down the best around!
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Posted by Keri | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strategic, Effecient and Knowledgable
Divorce and custody battles are two of the most emotional and impactful processes that a family could endure. It's time consuming, draining, and emotionally painful. I was unsure and scared at first to enter into the process of hiring not just an attorney, but the right attorney for my children and myself. I interviewed multiple attorneys. I didn't know what to expect. Upon meeting with Will I was doubtful. When I sat down with Will Smith during the consultation he listened to my concerns, and proposed an avenue that would be fair and reasonable, and addressed what I wanted from the process. After an hour of meeting with him, I felt comfortable, and I felt I could trust him. I hired him and couldn't have chosen a better attorney for my case. The most important aspect when working with an attorney is to let go and to trust that he or she will fight in your defense. It's hard when children are involved but it has to be done. I put my confidence and trust in Will and he took my wants and needs and fought for me, and won. He is very strategic and knows the ins and outs of family law. He and the team are very compassionate about each and every situation. They communicate and walk the avenue with you. I was always prepared and understood what would take place. My questions were answered thoroughly. I never had a doubt that I didn't have someone by my side. I have referred several people to Will since my case was closed. He knows the courts, the laws, and how to overcome obstacles. If you are looking for someone to be there with you through these difficult times, to fight for you you so you don't have to fight alone, Will Smith is amazing and I reccommend him to anyone who is going through this difficult battle.
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Posted by Andrea | June 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in family law. Period.
I have worked with Will on and off for about 5 years regarding a divorce and child custody case. Will has always been reliable, concise, informative, and most of all, patient. I have tons of questions, and he has exceptionally well informed and well thought out answers. Will has helped me navigate through multitudes of court issues with my case and I have always been completely pleased with the outcomes. Some lawyers are only good on email or paper, some are only good on the phone...and some only in court. Will does it all while making it look easy. His extensive legal knowledge is nothing short of impressive. He runs circles around any other attorney in his field. Molly Damrow, his paralegal, is attentive, accurate, efficient and understanding. She is always available to answer questions or listen. Molly has been a fantastic counterpart to Will over the years, providing me with a team that is second to none. I trust Will and Molly 100% to provide me with the very best family law services available, and will only recommend him to friends or family in the future. I'm so grateful I found them!
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer's lawyer
I am an attorney. I needed an attorney to represent me in an area outside of my practice area. Will exceeded all expectations. Well done Will. Thanks. TR
Posted by John | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney in Denver.
If you need a fair and equitable Attorney who knows divorce law, hire Will Smith and his team. I went to will after receiving a very unfair maintenance agreement. I can say my previous firm was in it for the money. I wish I took a friends advice from the beginning and hired Will as my attorney. His legal knowledge is apparent from the moment you meet with him. His integrity to work in the best interest of his clients was refreshing, given the reputation attorneys have. I would feel very comfortable referring anyone to Will Smith and Molly Damrow. John
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Posted by Auland | January 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Dui trail defense
Will and his team at Dui Defense Matters helped me go to trial with my case. He represented me and my case with exceptional results. I would strongly advise him to anyone wanting to go to trial. Rolling over and excepting the charges against you shouldn't be an option for laws to change we must take our cases to trial and let the people of the state be heard.
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Response from William Smith January 30, 2018
Thank you so much for the review. I am always happy to receive a "not guilty" verdict for a client. As you point out, often, the District Attorney's "offer" is no different than a conviction at trial. Thanks again, and congratulations on the fantastic outcome.
Posted by Joe | August 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True professional interested in a resolution that is cost-effective and fair
If you need a divorce attorney in the Denver area, hiring attorney Will Smith of Divorce Matters should be your priority. As an added bonus, you get to work with his very capable, and profession paralegal, Molly Damrow. I consulted Will to look over some documents as my ex and I thought that we could do this without attorneys; ended up hiring him for full representation. Every single step of the way, Will was most interested in handling this case in the most cost-effective way possible. As I beat my head against the wall and thought we should just go to trial, Will was instrumental in talking me down, and moving towards our eventual resolution without trial. He wanted to save me money in the long run, by settling up. I'll never forget his words of wisdom "you can send your kids to college or my kids to college." At our first meeting, it was clear that Will has a sharp legal mind, and knows what the judges will look favorably/unfavorably upon in divorce court. Molly had the same attitude as Will, giving me sound legal advice, while looking out for the best use of funds. Divorce is expensive, no way around it. BUT, this team is knowledgeable, professional, and interested in working towards a resolution that is fair for both sides.
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Posted by Diana | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Will Smith has my highest regards and recommendations
My husband contacted and retained Mr. Smith's services on my behalf. I was arrested for DUI in Colorado while my husband was in Mid-west. I was all alone and it was my first offense. I felt so lost... When Mr. Smith came to meet me, he presented himself as a professional, trustworthy, very knowledgeable yet compassionate lawyer. He instantly made me feel as though I was not alone. He answered all my questions and thoroughly explained my circumstances and options. From the start he has gone far beyond any expectations I had. I cannot recommend Mr. Smith any higher if you find yourself in need of extraordinary professional assistance in your legal needs. I hold Mr. Will Smith and his team in the highest regards possible.
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Posted by Jessie | April 11, 2017
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Highly Recommended
I cannot say enough about how much Will has done for my case. Over the course of three years, Will guided me through the legal process of my divorce as well as my custody battle. Having a lawyer you can count on to properly handle your case with a firm legal hand and invaluable guidance is imperative. Will always responded to every situation that presented itself perfectly. Even when the cards were stacked against me in my case, Will knew how to handle every situation and I found great comfort in that. I knew that I was in the best hands with Will and most important I trusted his advice through every situation. Will took the time to explain the positive and negative sides of each choice that we made in my case and helped guide me to make the best decisions. In the end, because of Will's exceptional guidance and actions my case had a positive outcome. In a negative situation and a very stressful time, knowing I had solid representation meant that I could be present in my everyday life knowing Will would handle any situation that came up. I would definitely recommend William E. Smith to anyone needing an experienced lawyer who will fight for you and your case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
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Professional and easy to work with
I highly recommend William and his team. We hired him on a criminal defense case and he and his group were extremely professional, courteous, easy to work with, and available when needed. We honestly cannot say enough! Thank you all very much!
Posted by Sarah | January 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & Aggressive
I had hired another firm before I met with Mr. Smith. After speaking with him I knew he was the best fit to represent me and my case. I had a very complex case facing multiple charges including a DUI. He made me feel very optimistic but didn’t withhold possible outcomes. He communicated everything to me in a way that I could understand. I was always able to reach him and his paralegal Molly with any questions and they were answered with no hesitation. He aggressively litigated my case and exceeded all expectations I had. He was able to get the DUI charge down to a DWAI and the other charges dropped. I was facing very severe consequences and in the end the two goals we had set he was able to accomplish. He is very knowledgeable as well as trustworthy. I can honestly say without Will my future would be completely different. He saved my career, my driver’s license and most importantly, my freedom. I HIGHLY recommend Will to represent you and your case; that was the best decision I could have made.
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Posted by Heidi | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney - Highly Recommend
Will's excellent knowledge of Colorado family law resulted in a carefully crafted divorce agreement with financial and custody details that far exceeded my expectations. The divorce negotiations could have dragged on for a significant amount of time if it weren’t for Will’s persistent negotiation skills. His expertise in identifying workable solutions achieved a resolution without having to go to court. Will’s foresight when creating the divorce agreement prevented many financial and custody disagreements over the year since my divorce has been final. Not having to be confronted by financial and custody issues, enabled me to move on with my life. Will and his paralegal always provided clear and concise answers to all my questions in a very prompt manner. I have already recommended Will and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Deborah | May 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely recommend
Absolutely recommend this attorney and his paralegal. He represented me fairly and fought for my needs. I was able to stay and settle out of court . Communicated regularly and explained anything I did not understand in detail . Extremely happy with the process and the outcome and could not be happier considering the stressful situation .
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Solutions Based Family Law
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • Divorce Matters / Thomas Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Susan Fuller & Associates, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Litigation Intern
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Judicial Intern
  • The Federal District Court For The Middle District Of Florida
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2008
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Acquittal at Trial
  • Acquittal of All Charges
  • Acquittal at Trial - DUI Marijuana/Alcohol
  • Acquittal at Trial
  • Gifts as Income
  • Child Support favorably modified
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Associations

  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Douglas County Pro Se Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Chapter President
  • 2004 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Colorado Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Colorado Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Colorado Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Colorado Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Colorado Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Colorado Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Colorado Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Colorado
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Colorado Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • William F. Blews, Pro Bono Service Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Honor Roll Recipient
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Florida State Univserity
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Florida State University
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Law Week Colorado
  • Love on the Dotted Line: The changing face of marital and premarital agreements in Colorado
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Professional Meeting
  • Dissolution of Marriage and Real Property Transfers
  • 2013
  • Deputy Training
  • C.R.E. 408 and its application in criminal prosecution
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (35)
Endorse William
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is smart, strategic, and experienced. There is not better attorney to have on your side. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is a thoughtful and intelligent person who I would want to represent me or someone important to me in matters as emotionally challenging and serious as Family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Will Smith and I represented opposing parties in a divorce matter. Mr. Smith was detail-oriented, knowledgeable in the law, and advocated very effectively for his client. He always answered my telephone calls on the first ring, knew his case, and earned my respect."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Will is a good guy and good attorney. Several cases over the last couple of years led me to this conclusion."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Smith is a consummate professional. He has a quick grasp on clients' needs and knows how to get results. A great communicator. I have watched him in trial with admiration."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Will Smith to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. Will has extensive courtroom experience and effectively represents his clients best interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is an excellent attorney. His experience and talent as a litigator are tremendous assets for any client."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had Will on a case several years ago that was fairly contentious and I found Will to be the consummate professional who advocated for his client to the highest degree. If I had a friend or family member that needed a family law attorney I would without hesitation refer them to Will."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is a great attorney. He is knowledgeable about the law and is an outstanding advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is a very hard working and dedicated attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is an intelligent, competent, and able advocate who works hard for his clients and is an asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will has experience coupled with excellent skills. He takes the time to determine what is right for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is a very driven and dedicated attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the unique experience to work with Will Smith at both the DA's Office, where he was my supervisor, and while in private practice. Will's ability to obtain superior results for his client's is certainly noteworthy. His knowledge base surrounding the law is remarkable. His negotiation skills are superb. His work ethic is unsurpassed. If you want a lawyer who you know will get the job done correctly, rest assured Will Smith is your man."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working with Will as a young intern and lawyer in the Tampa Bay area. To this day, he is one of the best young lawyers our firm has employed. It was a privilege to work with Will -- I know his clients remain very well served to this day."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Will a number times and have been impressed every single time. Will is a dedicated attorney who not only has a superior grasp of the law, but is an excellent litigator. His clients will find that can handle any matter in court exceptionally, professionally, and with the compassion towards his clients that make the legal process less stressful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is an exceptional attorney. I have been an attorney for 24 years and served as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney. However, even with all of that experience, I learn from his answers on Avvo each and every day. If you have the chance, hire him in an instant."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Smith since our time at the District Attorney's office in Colorado Springs. Mr. Smith has a knowledge of criminal law that is second to none and is an exemplary advocate for his clients. His past experience as a prosecutor gives him a leg up against the competition."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is an incredibly intelligent attorney that I would recommend to anyone who needs assistance, whether it be for domestic disputes, criminal matters, or for any other reason. His professionalism and dedication are truly a cut above the rest."
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