Criminal Lawyer Receives Client Choice Award in Lawyers Ratings

Outstanding Reviews Result in Award from Clients’ Lawyers Ratings
AVVO, one of the leading lawyers ratings firm, awarded Howard County attorney Jonathan Scott Smith its “Clients Choice Award for 2012.” This award resulted from client reviews with an average of 5 stars — the highest client rating possible.

One recent client letter stated: “[O]ur family confronted a most stressful situation resulting from unsubstantiated criminal charges against my daughter. Our most immediate thought was to locate the most competent legal assistance possible — and we found it!! In my former life as Director of a Federal police force for the National Capitol Region, legal issues and police matters were a daily occurrence. …[Y]our reputation as the most worthy criminal attorney in Howard County is not only deserved but proven! You left “no stone unturned” and masterfully guided the lengthy and verbose proceedings to a brilliant conclusion: “not guilty” on all charges.” W. Lindenau, Commanding General, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States.

In response to receiving the Clients Choice Award, Mr. Smith stated, “We fight hard for our clients, and we are grateful that they think so highly of our work. People facing criminal charges often are under a great deal of stress, and we do everything possible to solve their problems and lift their burdens.”

Howard County Criminal Lawyer Rated “10.0 Superb” in Lawyers Ratings

Mr. Smith already achieved the highest lawyer rating “10.0 Superb” by AVVO. AVVO considers a wide variety of information in developing a lawyer’s rating, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Ratings range from a low of 1.0 to 10.0, the highest rating. Very few lawyers achieve the highest rating, and it is recognition of Mr. Smith’s extensive litigation experience, successful results, and the opinion of his peers.

Criminal Lawyer Howard County MD

Mr. Smith is a top rated attorney and former prosecutor with more than 30 years of extensive trial experience. Attorney Smith has handled thousands of criminal cases in the local courts. With a solid and longstanding reputation for personal service and thorough preparation, we get many of our new cases as referrals from existing or former clients, or from other attorneys. Mr. Smith fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Top Rate Criminal Defense Attorney Columbia MD and Ellicott City MD

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results in criminal cases— has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating in a lawyers review and ratings process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO lawyer rating. These are the highest lawyer ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Attorney Smith is considered to be one of the best criminal lawyers in Howard County.

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Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in criminal defense matters, DUI / DWI, MVA Hearings, traffic offensesdomestic violence and child abuse charges throughout Maryland, including the cities of Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, and Baltimore. Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s (Prince Georges) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.


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