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Charles R. Smith was
admitted to the practice of law in 1987 and has since that time sought
to provide sound advice and quality representation to his clientele.
Among his goals is to put the interest of the client first and to
empower the client with valuable and relevant information whenever

Charles spent his primary youth in the city of his birth, Winona,
Minnesota. Following a family move, he attended high school in Amarillo,
Texas and began his college education at West Texas State University in
Canyon, Texas. Charles married his high school sweetheart, Carol, in
1980 and they relocated to Oklahoma for Charles to work in a family
apple and peach orchard operation while he attended East Central
University in Ada, Oklahoma. In 1983, Charles graduated with high honors
from East Central University, majoring in accounting.
Following graduation, Charles and Carol relocated to Tucson, Arizona in
order for Carol to be closer to her family while Charles studied law.
Charles attended the University of Arizona College of Law where he
obtained a Juris Doctor in 1986. After working for two medium size law
firms and having two young children, Charles opened his doors as a sole
practitioner in 1991.

Charles is a member of the Pima County Bar Association, the State Bar of
Arizona, and the American Bar Association. Charles is admitted to
practice in the courts of Arizona, United States District Court in and
for the District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the
United States Tax Court.

Charles has received many honors and accolades during his education and
throughout his career. Charles was honored with the distinguished
graduate award from East Central University, a bar service award, and
outstanding pro bono attorney from the Pima County Bar Association and
is a life member in the National Registry of Who’s Who.

Charles has previously served as treasurer and a director of the Young
Lawyers division of the Pima County Bar Association, as well as an
active participant on the Membership and Membership Benefits committees
of the Pima County Bar Association. Charles also served as a member of
the State Bar of Arizona committee on Rules of Professional
Responsibility and is a member of multiple sections of the State Bar and
American Bar associations. For many years, Charles was a member of the
Southern Arizona Legal Aid Bankruptcy Tax Force and continues to this
day as a volunteer lawyer for Southern Arizona Legal Aid.

Charles and his exceptional staff remain devoted to Charles’ goals and
ideals and, in doing so, to further the interests of our clients as best
we are able.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 20%
    29 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    29 years
  3. LLC: 20%
    29 years
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
    29 years
  5. Business: 20%
    29 years



Hourly ($270/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Charles R. Smith, P.L.L.C.

600 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ, 85705-7434


AZActive 198704/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Superb RatingAvvo.com2014
Excellent RatingAvvo.com2013
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2013
HonoreeMarquis Who's Who in American Law2004
MemberMarquis Who's Who in the World2003
Business Advisory CouncilNational Republican Congressional Committee2002
Who’s Who in the WestWho's Who2001
National Registry of Who’s Who - LifetimeWho's Who Legal2000
Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the MonthPima County Bar Association1994
Bar Service AwardPima County Bar Association1993
Distinguished Graduate AwardEast Central University, School of Business1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCharles R Smith PLLC1991 - Present
Associate AttorneyGabroy, Rollman & Bosse', PC1990 - 1991
Law Clerk / Associate AttorneyO'Connell & Bosse', PC1984 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southern Arizona Legal AidVolunteer Attorney1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Pima County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A1987 - Present
East Central Lawyers AlumniN/A1983 - Present
Alpha Chi national honor societyN/A1982 - Present
Pi Gamma Mu, International Social Science Honor SocietyN/A1982 - Present
Southern Arizona Legal Aid Bankruptcy Task ForceMember1994 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Entity FormationEntities successfully structured and brought into legal existence
Property Owner versus Lien ClaimantThe wrongful lien was removed from title by Court Order
Tax Lien Holder v. Property OwnerTitle to property obtained
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Publication nameTitleDate
TucsonLegal.comUse of the Limited Liability Company for Estate Planning2013
Charles R Smith PLLC newsletterSmall Business Structuring with Limited Liability Companies2011
TucsonLegal.comEstate Planning Information2010
Charles R Smith PLLC newsletterStarting A Business2009
Charles R Smith PLLC newsletterLegal Employment Laws2008
Charles R Smith PLLC newsletterTax and Business Aspects of Marital Dissolution2007
Southern Arizona Legal AidGuide to Bankruptcy1993
University of Arizona College of LawDoing Business WIth Clients1986
The Writ, Pima County Bar JournalType and Availability of Ethics Opinions1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
East Central UniversityAccountingOther - Bachelors1983
West Texas State UniversityGeneral StudiesN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Corporate Annual MeetingLegal Review and Advice2013
Bankruptcy Counsel MeetingBankruptcy Round Table2005
Current Issues in Chapter 13Chapter 13 Round Table2004
Blue Flame Propane Directors MeetingBusiness Planning2001
Bankruptcy WorkshopChapter 7 Bankruptcy1993
VariousLimited Liability CompaniesN/A
Monthly MeetingTax Issues in BankruptcyN/A