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John Henry Smith III

Family Attorney at Anaheim, CA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
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The Law offices of John H. Smith III is located in Anaheim, California and serves the greater Orange County area. We limit our practice to  family law, specifically divorce, domestic violence restraining orders, child custody, child support, paternity, spousal support, division of property and more!


John Henry Smith III
2401 E Katella Ave #505
Anaheim, CA, 92806

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Posted by Brad | August 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Superior OC Family Law Attorney
I was very fortunate that my buddy referred me to John H. Smith III, during my custody battle with the EX. There is no way my prior family law attorney could have done what John did for me. The EX made false allegations against me and John handled this extremely stressful situation very professionally and to my extreme satisfaction. I no longer have to deal with this issue because of John. John and his paralegal are excellent, honest and truthful. John is very professional in court as well. He makes sure the facts are heard very skillfully, even when the other side is very hostile. He sticks to the point and does not get caught up in the distractions. He cares about your mental health and makes sure you have the help you need to live a productive life with your children and family. John returns your phone calls in a timely manner and his fees are very fair. I am very grateful for what John has done for me personally and in family court. John H. Smith III is the best family law attorney.
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Posted by Mark | July 31, 2021
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Best family law attorney in ORANGE County
First let me say that I refer my friends, family and anyone who will listen to me to consult John when dealing with a family court matter. Every single person who took my advice has raved that it was a superior choice and thanks me for the referral. EVERYONE!! (Those that haven’t taken my advice have complained about their experiences and found themselves engaged in their divorce to the detriment of their lives). John is a great attorney which should be enough, but he also cares. He cares about you moving your life forward and to not get caught in your litigation. He works hard to ensure you focus on the future. For those that have gone through these situations, you will understand how easy it is for you and others to get sucked into the drama. John will not let that happen. Nor does he participate in that. As so many other lawyers do. During my divorce process John has defended me from a TRO, which was dismissed, multiple custody battles where my ex falsely accused me of abuse, endless litigation where my ex hired and fired 4 attorneys. John ensured I received 50/50 custody of my then 2 and 3 year old boys. (Now 14 and 15, and living with me 100% of the time). John is an excellent litigator, strong advocate, but equally important, John genuinely and sincerely cares about his clients and the kids involved. Because of this he kept me focused on what was important and equally made me aware of what wasn’t. Which is extremely important when entangled in a hostile divorce and custody battle. If you find yourself in a divorce, custody dispute or other family court matter John should be your first stop.
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Posted by Andi | July 15, 2021
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Exceeded my expectations
I found John H. Smith III after going through a long, arduous, and unsuccessful process of attempting to dissolve my marriage in pro per, and then hiring an attorney a year later to assist me that only made matters worse. John was referred to me by a co-worker that hired John to represent her in a very complicated divorce with a very powerful now ex-husband. After all I had already been through, I was a bit skeptical of attorneys, but I thought "How could it get any worse"? Well John was my savior. He not only settled my case quickly, but was able to get me all that I needed and deserved! John also took personal interest in my well-being. He gave me personal advice and resources I have used to heal the trauma I have gone through. I highly recommend John H. Smith III for your legal needs. You may be surprised by the extra service you get from this highly intuitive man.
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Posted by Debra | November 14, 2014
Knows what he is doing
I am grateful to have had John as my representation during a very difficult and high conflict divorce. His experience and lack of hesitation in decision making made the process much easier to get through. He is extremely knowledgeable and DOES NOT waste any time. He does what other attorneys do in half he time and better. He tells it like it is and sometimes tells you things you don't want to hear but he is honest and knows what he is talking about , saving you time and money. He cares about his clients and truly understands people. He has a great rapport with the family law community and is an excellent negotiator. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Dana | July 15, 2021
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Not competent
We hired John H. Smith Law and it was a disaster. Every time I spoke with John he was not in touch with our case and he seemed confused and only concerned about money. I would call and leave messages, and it took him days to return my calls. He messed up our case and I had to hire another attorney. Avoid this law office, there are much better law firms in this area.
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  • Western State University College of Law
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  • Western State University, Fullerton
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse John
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Smith is an excellent attorney and a fierce advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John has been opposing counsel on several matters. He is an honest and tough adversary who cares about his clients. He has always been well-prepared and is obviously an expert in his field who regularly operates on a higher level than most of his peers. I would certainly recommend him to my own family and friends."

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Anaheim Family Lawyer John Henry Smith III
John Henry Smith III
Family Attorney
Anaheim, CA
Licensed for 39 years