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Dain Smoland

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Dain

Learn Dain’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Focusing on defense of Marijuana-related cases

  2. Expungement
    Expungements as well as 402 Reductions

  3. DUI and DWI


Smoland Law
422 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT, 84103
Smoland Law
700 Bitner RD
Suite 125
Park City, UT, 84098
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Posted by Daniel | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unparalleled Service
I was pulled over by UHP in Tooele County, Utah in March of 2017, leading to several misdemeanor possession counts of marijuana. As a California resident and student, as well as a prior record, I was extremely woeful of my situation. I called Smoland Law and spoke to Dain. He explained to me the best course of action. If I had questions, Dain would respond within the day. A few months later, I received an email from Dain, letting me know that my case had been dismissed. Without the valuable services of Dain (other attorneys wanted 2-5x the cost of Smoland Law), my life could have turned out very different.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth the money!
I live in another state and was finding it difficult to expunge my misdemeanor. I could not understand the lingo and could not physically show up to any court hearings. After a year of trying to do it all I my own, I found Smoland law and it was the best decision ever! He was very prompt with answering questions prior to being retained and even more so during the whole process. They definitely go the extra mile and are very professional. Thank you for everything!
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Posted by Christine | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
I found Dain Smoland online. Dain did a great job on expunging my record. He was very fast to answer my questions and successfully had my record expunged. I was very happy with my overall experience with Dain.
Posted by Graham | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Even before I hired Dain to get my case expunged he answered all my emails very quickly and was more than happy to help though I wanted to try my expungement by myself. I decided to hire him and my case was expunged after a few months. He took care of everything that was needed for my case. I now have my record expunged and I couldn't be happier. Worth every penny. Thanks to everyone at his office.
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Posted by Rodney | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did what he said he would do
Dain was just the advocate I needed for my situation. He did what he told me he would do for the original price he quoted for me. I believe in him and his ability 100% and I would be happy to personally tell you so. Thank you Dain!
Posted by Joe | April 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Timely
I received a possession charge in Park City, UT. Dain offered to represent me for a substantial amount less than any other firms. I was very worried I would lose my license, and Dain was able to get me a plea deal in abeyance that not only allowed me to keep my license but also only pay a small fine. He handled everything in a timely manner professionally, and I never felt I had made the wrong choice. Very understanding and easy to talk to over the phone as well. I would highly recommend Dain and his firm.
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Posted by Arianna L | February 29, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer in Utah
Dain is very caring, responsible and efficient lawyer in Utah! He did an expugment for me at an affordable price and kept me informed how the process was going. I would highly recommend Dain he's the best!!!
Posted by Arianna | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Utah
I would highly recommend Dain he is one of the best lawyers in Utah very honest and efficient. He did a theft expungement for me at a reasonable price. I had hired The Zabriskie Law Firm but they seemed to not care one bit about the client even after I paid them. Dain cares and keeps you informed about the case. So hire him he will help!!
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Posted by Kris | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great attorney
I hired Dain to help me with an expungement that the BC I told me I could not have expunged. Dain quoted me a very reasonable price and was able to help me in a very short period of time. I hope I don't have any legal problems in the future but if I do you can be assured I will be calling Dain.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
Very Satisfied Client
Dain got two cases expunged for me. One of which i had failed to get expunged before. I highly recommend him. He did all of the paperwork and court appearances for me while I continued my life in another state.
Posted by Scott | May 6, 2015
My review of Dain
Dain handled two expungements for me. The process was easy, and Dain was great to work with. Dain was responsive and courteous throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by James | April 8, 2015
Thank you, Mr Smoland.
Dain handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I was well informed every step of the way and communications were prompt. Mr Smoland helped me attain positive results in a very timely manner.
Posted by Noelle | March 31, 2015
Dain is the BEST!!!
Dain is the BEST!!! I had recently used another attorney for a different matter, and was less than pleased with their communication (I eventually fired them) was a complete disaster! I was a little more than hesitant to hire another attorney after that experience, but Dain totally made the process as painless as possible, and of most importance - Dain was easy to contact, and returned all communications promptly! I was blown away, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
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Posted by Nicholas | November 11, 2014
The best lawyer in town, I checked.
Extremely knowledgeable, highly motivated, and committed to your case. When you hire Dain as your lawyer, you don't feel like just another folder on his desk. You feel like the most important client period, no matter how small your case may seem. Dain was there with me every step of the way. He pushed and pushed, and got me a deal that was beer than I thought was possible. Dain goes above and beyond with everything he does. I have used other lawyers in the past, paid five times more, and been left wondering what it was I had paid for. But with Dain Smoland, you get taken care of. You get frequent updates in your case, regular invoices that are clear and void of confusion, and an overall sense of ease, because he's out there fighting for you! He is clear and finite with everything, and ALWAYS available to answer your call, no matter how ridiculous.
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Posted by CB | August 15, 2014
I highly recommend Dain Smoland!
Dain took care of an expungement for me over the phone and using "MyCase" from 2000 miles away. He is very responsive, professional, and reasonably priced. Dain promptly sent me a refund for expenses that were not needed when the case was compete.
Posted by Kirk | August 11, 2014
expungement case
Dain delivered as promised on our expungement case, communicating frequently as this matter progressed thru the courts. It was done entirely remote, we never had to appear in court. His handling of the matter was smooth and he obtained the results we wanted at a cost below other area attorneys. Excellent attorney
Posted by Kate | June 4, 2014
Effective representation
I retained Dain Smoland for an expungement on a case that was handled (poorly) by another attorney. His representation was thorough, and although the prosecutor was not necessarily the most cooperative, he accomplished everything reasonably possible, and the charge was expunged. His prices were fair, and I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2014
Very efficient lawyer, very helpful, great communication.
I hired Dain for a case of retail theft. My immigration status made the situation even more complex. I had passed the interview for naturalization but was waiting for the oath ceremony, and a case of retail theft can be considered as a crime involving moral turpitude, which could have prevented me from being naturalized. I only had two weeks to get this whole matter resolved. Fortunately Dain was very responsive, very quick. He was able to figure out which scenario would work out the best for me and was able to make it happen! I definitely recommend him, I was in a very delicate and stressful situation but everything worked out for the best.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2014
Dain does a fantastic job!
I ran into some legal problems the past few months due to a Possession of Marijuana charge. I did not know what to do, or how to handle the case, or even what my options were. A quick google search brought up a few attorneys, and the first two that I called were unresponsive. However, when I called Dain, he picked up immediately, and we began the process. When all was said and done, Dain was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive to all of my questions concerns. He worked around my schedule for the court dates, and helped me to obtain the outcome that I desired in the case. My fine was less than I predicted, my probation was less invoved than I hoped for, and the rest of my charges dismissed. I am so happy with the job that Dain has done. I recommend him to anyone with similar cases.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2013
Great experience with Dain Smoland
I couldn't have hoped for a better experience than I had with Dain Smoland-- he immediately responded to all my emails and inquiries; he was personable, respectful, and friendly; he was professional and savvy about how to proceed with my expungement. I hadn't originally intended to hire a lawyer because I thought an expungement was something relatively simple that I could figure out on my own. I couldn't have been more wrong. I very quickly got overwhelmed by the bureaucracy of it all, but Dain was able to cut right through the red tape for me. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dain Smoland, Attorney at Law PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • United States District Court For The District Of Utah
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Volunteer Legal Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Court Judicial Assistant
  • Colorado Sixth Judicial District Court
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Northern Arizona University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Salt Lake v. J****** *****
  • Reduced to Infraction, Plea-in-Abeyance, to be dismissed in 6 months
  • City of Provo v. R****** ******
  • Successfully expunged
  • State of Utah v. ***** *****
  • Successfully Expunged
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  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Academic Excellence Award (Constitutional Law)
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2010
  • Academic Excellence Award (Contracts)
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Dain
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dain is one of the smartest attorneys I know. I believe his client reviews speak for themselves. It takes a kind and caring individual to handle the sensitive and personal issues that arise in handling a criminal case, and he is well suited to advocating for his clients in that regard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the opportunity to work closely with Dain. He is personable, intelligent and experienced. I can only hope my clients speak as highly of me as they do of him."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Other
"Dain does excellent work. I would recommend him to anyone in need of his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dain is a bright young attorney with a passion for criminal defense. Particularly, in criminal defense, there are any obstacles that a defendant needs to deal with. Dain is responsive, intelligent, and creative when it comes to resolving his client's legal issues. I would highly recommend this attorney."
Salt Lake City Criminal defense Lawyer Dain Smoland
Dain Smoland
Criminal defense Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation