I understand that everyone has different issues so it might be different in your situation. I just like to share my experience with Matthew. First time meeting I had with him, he looked horrible like he been drinking for days. I basically gave him valid information that would've thrown my case out. But since I told him what the law was to my defense he told me i wasn't going to win. I ended up being in a tight situation. I ended up going to jail cause i wanted to fired him. Long story short he told me the only way I would get out of jail if I signed a plea deal. So I did, he came to the jail handed me the document as I signed, my heart told me not to, I felt like my heart dropped to my stomach as I passed it back. He then shuffled the documents and said "You think you know it all, but you don't" these were Matthew Smileys words out of his month. I don't what he meant by that but I'm guessing he felt some type a way when I wanted him to take it all the way to trail. He told me I would never win, I said why cause you always convince everyone to take plea deals. I regret not taking my case to trail.
Sean Tabibian, Unknown Attorney on Oct 14, 2013 Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer.
Joan Bundy, Family Attorney on Jun 18, 2011 Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smiley is a very hardworking, competent attorney in my community with whom I have interacted on some family law cases as opposing counsel. He has the best interests of his clients at heart and is very pragmatic and up-front with them. He also appears to be highly principled. If he doesn't know how to do something, he is not afraid to reach out to colleagues for guidance and support. That kind of honesty and humility is a rare combination these days in the legal profession or any other for that matter. Thank goodness there are still a few good, ethical people around!