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Jason R. Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 21 years
    Washington - WA 5 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jason

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Mr. Smith is owner and lead attorney at the Law Firm of Jason R. Smith. He grew up in Canada playing ice-hockey which as a teenager included competition overseas in Russia, Sweden and Finland. Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Victoria in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology, spent an interim summer in Hawaii, and received his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 2001. During law school, Mr. Smith interned for the Chief Judge of the Ingham County Circuit Court.

Jason began his professional legal career in Arizona, working in the trenches as a public defender. He defended eleven trials his first year, obtaining not guilty verdicts on all counts in four of five jury trials. Jason then worked in a boutique law office where he learned the ins and outs of personal injury law including litigation of police misconduct. After gaining value trial experience, Mr. Smith successfully opened and ran his own law firm for several years. Jason won his first jury trial in private practice and developed a knack for taking on challenging cases other law firms rejected and securing favorable outcomes. Mr. Smith has handled matters ranging from minor traffic tickets all the way up to first degree murder. With a proven track record, he has even managed to secure jury trial not guilty verdicts on all counts for serious felony charges in three different counties. Mr. Smith also served as an arbitrator in mandatory, non-binding arbitration for cases pending in Maricopa County Superior Court. Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest, he served as co-counsel in a high profile case with the largest jury-pool in the history of Skagit County. Today, Mr. Smith is captain of his own ship providing personalized legal representation and draws on his collective experience to help his clients achieve the best results in their cases.

In his free time, Jason plays ice-hockey and participates in endurance events. He’s competed in numerous marathons, ultra marathons, triathlons, Ironman races, and always looking for the next challenge. Above all, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his daughter’s goals and aspirations.

Location

LAW FIRM OF JASON R. SMITH
114 W. Magnolia Street, Suite 437
Bellingham, WA, 98225

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Posted by Scott | February 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Jason is a top attorney in the field of Criminal Defense. If I ever had a criminal issue I would be sure to turn to Jason for help.
Posted by Mike | April 22, 2013
I highly recommend Attorney Jason Smith
Extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Stayed with my case from the beginning through a very successful conclusion. Savvy and smart. I highly recommend Attorney Jason Smith. Fair, honest and very effective.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2013
Great Attorney!
I had an amazing experience with Jason Smith as my attorney. He was extremely affordable and provided superb service that resulted in the most favorable outcome. I would highly recommend Jason Smith as a reliable, trustworthy and knowledgable attorney!
Posted by kevin l. | March 8, 2013
Very professional
Ihave used Mr. Smith's services on two occassions. In both situations his rates were extremely reasonable, his attention to detail was exceptionable. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2013
Highly Recommend
When I met Mr Smith I wasn't even aware I had a legitimate case. He was very knowledgeable and made me realize how severe my injuries were . I felt very confident in the information I received and proceeded to hire him as my Lawyer. Mr Smith was never too busy to answer my questions. I eventually received very favourable results and would highly recommend him.
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Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Firm of Jason R. Smith
  • 2021 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Skagit County Public Defender's Office
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Pinal County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Firm of Jason R. Smith
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lerner & Rowe Law Offices
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jason R. Smith, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Breyer Law Offices
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Mohave County Public Defender
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Chief Judge, Ingham County Circuit Court
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Victoria
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI-Drugs
  • Not Guilty By Jury All Counts
  • Felony Theft
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict all counts
  • Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict
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Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Skagit County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • Recognition for Lawyers on Call Program
  • Arizona State Bar
  • 2006
  • Full Performance High Review
  • Mohave County Public Defender's Office
  • 2003
  • Best Speaker
  • Communicators Toastmasters
  • 1996
  • Young Entrepreneurial Award
  • Federal Business Bank
  • 1996
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Firm Webinars
  • Various Legal Topics
  • 2013
  • Ingham County Close Up Experience
  • Vocations that Influence Public Opinion
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (19)
Endorse Jason
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is a very personable attorney who is highly skilled in the courtroom. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason Smith is an advocate that cares about his clients. Jason is the type of person who will take the time to listen and gives the attention clients deserve when handling their cases. Jason works hard to get positive results. My office is confident when referring cases to Jason Smith because I know the clients are in good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is a strong attorney who listens to his clients' needs and then represents them decisively through the Court procecss. DUI's in Arizona are a serious matter with serious consequences. Jason is very knowledgable in this area and fights for what is best for his clients. I endorse Jason Smith."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Jason R. Smith. Jason is a highly rated lawyer and with proven ability in the areas of criminal defense, DUI and personal injury cases. His trial results are impressive and he is respected by his peers and clients. Our firm would recommend Jason without any reservations. Clients can count on Jason to deliver top notch legal services."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is hard working and cares deeply about his clients. Anyone who has him as a lawyer should know that they are in good hands. He is very dedicated to getting the best results on every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse lawyer Jason Smith. He is an highly experienced lawyer in the East Valley who is passionate for his work. He is a top shelf advocate with excellent legal abilities."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jason Smith has a reputation for diligently and effectively advocating for his clients. His experience in the area is an invaluable resource for those he represents."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason Smith is knowledgeable and experienced and I enthusiastically endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Friend
"Jason's lawyering skills in and out of the courtroom make him one of the best choices possible for anyone seeking legal services in the Phoenix area. I've seen him in action, and I refer clients to him regularly. I consistently get feedback from these referrals thanking me for sending them Jason's way. If you are looking for legal help, retaining Jason R. Smith is one of the best decisions you can make."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith's accomplishments and track record of success in DWI cases speak for themselves. I recommend him without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith gives sound, thoughtful, and practical legal advice. After reviewing a fair amount of his work product, I have a high level of confidence in his abilities and would be honored to refer clients to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His AVVO posts demonstrate his deep understanding of complex legal issues. His answers are always thoughtful, accurate, and they evidence his genuine interest in helping people."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Smith is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him without hesitation!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is an excellent trial attorney with extensive expertise in the field of accident injury law and a solid reputation in the legal community. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an aggressive, yet professional personal injury attorney."
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Bellingham Criminal defense Lawyer Jason R. Smith
Jason R. Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Bellingham, WA
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation