Scott Smith is a fantastic lawyer. He is a fantastic lawyer with a fantastic staff. For anyone who has ever been involved in the kind of trouble I was in (DUI), it really is a terrifying experience. Scott smith and his staff helped me immensely through this experience.
It is a very intimidating thing to be arrested for DUI. These guys kept me informed about exactly what was going on at every possible juncture of my case.
They fought for me, diligently, for three years leading up to my court date.
They stayed in touch with me for three years leading up to my court date.
They explained everything to me in terms I could understand, which, to be honest, was huge for me.
The legal world is, for the average citizen, a terribly unfamiliar experience. Legal jargon alone is a foreign language.
Scott and his staff acted as my translators. There is always a certain fear amongst the people who find themselves in the position to hire a criminal lawyer. That fear is that this person is going to simply take advantage of you. The fear is that this person is going to take your money, and act confident, and eventually throw you to the wolves. Scott and his staff made it evident to me early that this was not the case.
Scott Smith ultimately won my case. That being said, even if there had been a different outcome, this review would be no different. I cannot stress enough that this man and his staff always kept me in the picture, that they always explained everything to me (in terms I could understand).
There is a reason that lawyers go to school for as long as they do. Becoming a lawyer is no easy task. To be honest, it is not a task that most could undertake. Scott and his staff always practiced with the highest possible ethics, and with the highest possible understanding of my situation.
The difference between having Scott as your council and having an average lawyer is the difference between having a doctor who is actually willing to explore every avenue in an effort to help you, and having a doctor who is simply cashing a big paycheck.
It is the difference between having a doctor who lets you understand what is going on, and one who does not. It is the difference between having a doctor you can trust, and having a doctor that you cannot even understand.
If you are to find yourself, or your family, in the same position that I was in, take the time to at least interview Scott for the job.
Thank you Scott, Thank you Daniel, Thank you Julie.