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Radford James Smith

Child custody Attorney at Henderson, NV

4.9   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 37 years
    Minnesota - MN 25 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About Radford

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Location

Smith Jain Stutzman
64 N. Pecos Rd.
Ste. 100
Henderson, NV, 89074

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2015
Great professional
He is a great professional. He helped my case in a very difficult and prolonged divorce. If I had to go through this again I would not hesitate and contact him again. (Hopefully I will not need to do this). I would strongly recommend him and his office.
Posted by joe | November 27, 2013
One of the Best in Las Vegas
I have had Mr Smith Represent me on several cases. My divorce, Child custody, and Child support cases. He is very smart and tuned in to the court system. Mr Smith and his staff are always on top of everything and respond quickly. There is always someone to help and have answers.
Posted by Tayla | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
Even though Radford was a distant friend of the family I still interviewed with 4 other divorce attorneys. One never showed for the appointment, another never returned my calls, and the other did not sound confident I could get what I wanted. My meeting with Radford was professional and to the point. After our in-person meeting, we were all on the same page and the bulk of the work was assigned to Garima Varshney, Esq. Garima was very professional, returned emails quickly, and pushed through the settlement hearing to get a fair outcome. My main objective was to keep my home which was paid for with medical settlement funds and she made that happen. It would have been nice not to involve lawyers but sometimes that's just not possible. So if you need a good attorney that is going to walk you through the process, this is the firm to hire.
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Posted by Chris | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
I could not be more pleased with Radford and his supporting cast. Prior to hiring his firm, I interviewed several of his peers and from the very beginning I knew he was the person i wanted to represent me in such a sensitive scenario. His level headedness and overall knowledge / experience paid dividends, both emotionally and financially. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Rich | December 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
From the lens of an expert witness
I have worked with Radford and Garima as a testifying expert in cryptocurrency analysis. I can confidently state that Rad and his team are incredibly professional, hospitable, and select great clients. My expertise is in a very niche field which requires a degree of effort to simplify, but Rad and his team were eager to learn, and learned, much about digital assets and tracing them -- and applied this knowledge decisively resulting in a case outcome that matched my analysis. If you are or may be experiencing a divorce, or any situation involving undisclosed digital assets, you will be in excellent hands with Radford and his team.
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Posted by Doug | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sincere Counsel You Can Trust
Upon the very best advice, I dismissed my complaint of divorce. This outcome would not have been possible had it not been for this counsel & their wholesome approach. I cannot thank them enough for exercising the utmost decorum and professionalism throughout our proceedings. I felt they actually cared about me, my wife, our family, and the lasting effects and consequences of our decision to separate. They did their best to talk me out of divorce and then flawlessly represented me when I stood my ground on my decision. My heartfelt gratitude shall remain yours for sound counsel and attentive case representation. The work they did here for me made all the difference. Please accept my most sincere thanks and appreciation!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Persuasive and insightful!
I hired Mr. Smith for a custody matter. His knowledge of Nevada law is impressive. He is eloquent and persuasive in court. Polite and respectful; yet strong and unyielding in his position. I felt protected in the courtroom because his ability to understand the intricacies of the law and to persuade was truly inspiring. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney who specializes in family law. I couldn’t be happier with my decision.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired Radford at the recommendation of my original divorce attorney who was very knowledgeable and responsive but who lost my case in court, even though the law was clearly on my side. That alone is indicative of Radford's reputation, and of how well-respected he is among his peers. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I am sure he very quickly and efficiently handles non-contentious cases, but he is without doubt the one you need when you need to call in "the big guns." Radford won my case on appeal, before a completely unsympathetic judge who reluctantly ruled in my favor after Redford strongly reminded him of the law he was about to rule in conflict with. I am certain that most other attorneys would not have been able to save my case as he did. Without hesitation, and based on my personal experience, I strongly recommend Radford Smith.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation
I would like to write a strong recommendation and appreciation for Radford Smith and Garima Varshney who represent the Family Law Firm in Las Vegas/Henderson. I got to know Radford and Garima in 2013, when my bitter, painful and dragging for almost 3 years divorce had started. They were recommended by a friend and choosing them was the best decision I have made in my life. Their profound knowledge of family law, professionalism and deep understanding of psychology of the opposite party during multiple court hearings helped me win my case over and over again and that included alimony, real estate division/sale and guidance in child support. While I attempted to settle the divorce, my blood thirsty ex-spouse was set on destroying me financially and psychologically with growing financial demands, false statements and complete refusal to cooperate. Not to mention that I was taken to court by my ex in another state in attempt to reopen the already finalized divorce after 2 years from the original Nevada court’s decision. Radford and Garima prepared the line of defense with the appropriate legal sections; Radford helped me find a lawyer in another state and then the two of them cooperated all along, which led to my complete victory in the other court as well. I can’t imagine anybody better than Radford in court who was like a guard dog holding endless arguments to support my case and protecting me from being torn apart by the opposite party. The background was always immaculately prepared and deeply analyzed by Garima, whom I can’t praise enough for brilliant ideas and spelling final drafts and letters to court and opposite parties. Needless to say this is the best lawyer’s duo one can imagine and find. I hope that I would not need their help again but I would recommend both of them to anyone whose financial/emotional being as a result of a divorce is at stake. They are both wonderful and worth all the money!!!!
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Posted by JulieA | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional legal acumen appropriately balanced with genuine compassion
I was fortunate to have Radford Smith help me navigate through an extremely contentious divorce. His skillfulness as a family lawyer was obvious as he distilled the legal matters from the emotion and developed strong legal arguments in support of my position. His legal acumen was balanced with the appropriate level of compassion. He and his staff never made me feel that my case was of lesser importance than his other clients. I was confident that his legal strategy was the best course of action for my situation and not merely a revenue generating exercise for his firm. I highly recommend Radford Smith.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2015
Best Attorney in Nevada
I wanted to take this opportunity to express how grateful I am for all of Mr. Smith's hard work on my case. This was a complicated post divorce case. After more than ten years of post divorce litigation and numerous attorneys Mr. Smith was the only attorney that was able to resolve the complex issues in my case. He is professional, caring, and focused. He is very knowledgeable with the law as well as with the court process. I am so grateful for having him on my side! I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2015
A True Professional
I hired Radford Smith to handle my divorce after a long-term marriage. If it hadn’t been for Radford’s keen knowledge and professional conduct I wouldn’t have fared as well as I did. He explained everything in an understandable way, made appropriate suggestions when necessary, and conducted himself as an honorable man, unlike the opposing counsel. One of the many things I appreciated about Radford was that he never engaged in character defamation or other calumny conduct to make his point. He stuck to the issues and won my case because he was smart, experienced, and knew the law. Garima, Ken, Jolene, and Tina were also very helpful and supportive. Their kindness helped get me through what was, undoubtedly, the worst time in my entire life. I walked in Radford’s office an absolute wreck and I’m now thriving—something I had never imagined possible. I whole-heartedly recommend Radford Smith and sincerely thank him and his staff for a job well done.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2013
Great lawyer, very busy and his time comes at a high price.
Radford handled my divorce. He is very knowledgeable of the law and has the skill to win any logical argument. Absolute professional and above board. Never stooped to the level of the slime lawyers we were facing. Always held the high road. Rad is a very busy lawyer with a high case load. Sometimes it was difficult to contact him and communicate on time critical matters. Rad is also extremely expensive and will quickly run up a high bill so be ready to write the checks. Highly recommend if you have a extremely difficult divorce case that needs a real expert in the law.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Radford J. Smith, Chartered
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Associations

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Board Certified - Specialization in Family Law
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Nevada Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Nevada Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Nevada Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer - Family Law
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney - Divorce
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer - Divorce
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (2)
Endorse Radford
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Radford is a skilled mediator who can bring two sides together, no matter what their differences are. He is an also an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I used Radford Smith as a mediator in a divorce case and I am very pleased with the results. Radford was pleasant, knowledgeable and professional. Most importantly, we reached a settlement with his help. Thank you, Radford for your assistance."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had Radford as opposing counsel in several matters, including high conflict custody cases. In each case, no matter how contentious the issue, he proved himself to be both a consummate professional and a zealous advocate."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Radford. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Radford is one of the most respected attorneys in his field. He is thorough in his strategy and articulate in the courtroom. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Radford Smith is highly respected by fellow lawyers in the Las Vegas community. Within the arena of Family Law he is exceptional. Radford Smith is a strong advocate, he possesses a thorough understanding of the finer nuances of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Radford is knowledgeable and articulate. A skilled advocate."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Radford is an exceptional advocate."
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Henderson Child custody Lawyer Radford James Smith
Radford James Smith
Child custody Attorney
Henderson, NV
Licensed for 37 years