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Exclusively DUI and Criminal Defense San Diego Law Firm is Successful and Combined 60 yr Experience.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Best DUI Lawyers in San Diego||Expertise||2016|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Practice||American Jurisprudence||1989|
|Founder Supervising Attorney||San Diego Defenders, APC||2011 - Present|
|Supervising Attorney||DS Criminal Law Group||2011 - Present|
|Lead Trial Attorney||United Trial Group APC||2010 - 2011|
|Lead Trial Attorney South Bay District||Pacific Law Center, San Diego, Ca||2008 - 2010|
|Trial Attorney||Law Offices of Daniel M. Smith||1993 - 2008|
|Trial Lawyer||Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1991 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||1991 - Present|
|American Bar Association||member||1991 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1991 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1990 - Present|
|San Diego Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Gaslamp Association Board of Directos||Board Member||1997 - 1999|
|United States v. Solis-Bobadilla||Plea to Title 21 Section 834(b) Telephone Count with a 48 month maximum|
|People v. Bradley Austin Smith||Voluntary manslaughter w/knife 12 year determinite sentence|
|People v. Jose Garcia||Determinate Sentence of 22 years|
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|Blurb Publications||Judge's Top Secret Guide to Beating a DUI||2014|
|Reuters||New Book Details How to Beat a DUI Charge||2013|
|ABC News 20/20||Classroom Confidential||2012|
|PRWEB||San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers Provide Guidance on a Person’s Rights Regarding Searches and Seizures at the International Border||2011|
|Union Tribune||Lesser charges for star student in bomb prank||2009|
|NBC News||School Bomb Prankster Strikes a Deal||2009|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Arizona State University||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|Chula Vista City Council Debate||Chula Vista City Council||2014|
|Chula Vista City Council Debate||Candidates Square Off||2014|
|Guest Lecturer - Government||Criminal Procedure - Case Study||2013|
|Public Interest Law Foundation Conference||Starting your Criminal Defense Career as a Federal Public Defender||2010|
|Dateline NBC with Natalie Ramirez||School Bomb Prankster Strikes a Deal||2009|
Posted by Trent Y.
It had been many years since I had needed an attorney and I thought my past was in the past, as I had done my "time", 23 years ago. The company I currently work for was doing an intense background check and I found that my felonies that were supposedly reduced and expunged, were not. I send great thanks and respect to Dan Smith and Alan Spears of United Trial Group. They were able to put everything right in quick order before my company completed the background check. Today, my past and record is clean. Thanks again Untied Trial Group!
Posted by Elphbert
Very professional but at the same time is very understanding. He got me through one of the toughest times of my life, and he never made me feel like my case was lost. He's very encouraging and you know just by working with him that he knows precisely what he is doing.
He'll help you get through your case and will fight with everything he's got to make sure you get the best results. He's very experienced and has been doing this for years. He knows a lot of the court judges and attorneys at the court house, and knows how to strategically position your case in a way that will give you the best outcome.
I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Dan's one of the best San Diego has.
Jon Pettis, DUI and DWI Attorney
I endorse this lawyer. Dan Smith is one of the most skillful defense attorneys I have known in my 15 years of practice in San Diego. When you add to that how sincerely concerned about his clients he is, it is a combination that makes an excellent advocate. Whether it is negotiating a plea or taking the case to trial, I would tust him to handle any criminal matter.
Michael Berg, Federal crime Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have know Dan for over 10 years. He is a terrific attorney and very dedicated to his work. He has an excellent reputation throughout all courts in San Diego County with judges, prosecutors and fellow criminal defense attorneys. He is knowledgeable in the law and is a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients.
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