Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience and track record of successful results — has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer.
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • 2012 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.

These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

These testimonials  or endorsements  do  not  constitute  a  guarantee, warranty,  or  prediction  regarding  the  outcome or results of any other legal matter.

  • “Thank you for your hard work on my case. Your knowledge of the law and legal strategies were excellent. I was extremely impressed with your ability to argue any point to the judge, and back it up with the law. I appreciate your diligence and am extremely pleased with the outcome.”

    P.D. – Glenwood, MD
  • “I am writing to thank you for all you have done for me and my family regarding my situation. When it first happened I was scared and didn’t know the legal system and what the effect would be on me and my family. But, when I first met with you I found you confident and experienced with other people who were in similar situations and I felt much better. … I was very happy with the outcome of the trial and that was all because of you.”

    Ryan S.
  • “I cannot express the appreciation I have for how you have handled my case and the work you have done for me. . . . Your professionalism and customer service is excellent and in this day and age it is hard to find people that conduct business as well as you have. . . . You presented yourself as a man of integrity and you could walk the walk and talk the talk. . . . I’ve boasted to everyone how I have the best lawyer and the ruling in my case definitely reflects that.”

    C.A. – Bel Air, MD
  • “Gratitude just doesn’t seem to express the depth of what I feel. I’ve felt like a baby bird that had been hurled from its nest in the midst of a hurricane. I’ve seen you pick me up and protect me. You’ve provided wise counsel and have acted in my best interest, openly and honestly. Thank you for being a person of integrity.”

    Denise B.
  • “You were well prepared, very professional and competent. Your trial skills are outstanding. I went to court with confidence. I can see why you are well respected in the legal community; you gave 110% to me and my case.”

    Ruth P.
  • “I just wanted to express my deep appreciation for the representation that you and your staff provided for me. From my original meetings with yourself, to the final day in court. All of my phone calls were expedited with professionalism and concern by everyone.”

    Alex K.
  • “I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. We knew going into this, it was a long shot. You were so well prepared. You know, I have been around a lot of lawyers and have sat through many hearings over the past 14 years, and it is a rarity to find a real live attorney. There are no words to say how your diligence was truly appreciated. You are a rare breed. Thank you for taking the time, thank you for really caring.”

    Mary S.
  • “Thank you for all of your help. … You kept me informed and addressed all of my requests and concerns and you did it in a patient, courteous and professional manner. … I thank God for special people like you who know when and how to be sympathetic and yet very effectively helpful.”

    D.M. Towson, MD
  • “I was ecstatic about the result of my case. Your thoroughness and preparation was unbelievable. You brought out facts that I didn’t even remember. Without a doubt, I would recommend you to anyone. My whole family, who sat in on my trial, would recommend you to anyone. Your courtroom presence was very impressive. Not only were you exceptional, but your whole staff was exceptional. You told me to trust you and I trusted you completely.”

    P.B. – Glen Burnie, MD
  • “I can’t say enough about what an incredible job Mr. Smith did for me. When I was arrested for drunk driving again, I was afraid of going to jail. I never even thought an acquittal would be possible, and I was surprised and grateful when I was found not guilty of all charges. He was phenomenal in the courtroom.”

    K.B. – Hanover, MD
  • “Please accept our sincere thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful way you handled the case. Needless to say, we were at a total loss when faced with the prospect of having to hire an attorney. We’d never been in that position before. On my initial call, your receptionist was so pleasant and kind. When speaking with your assistant, I got an immediate sense that she cared about our situation. After all is said and done, we feel truly blessed to have found such an experienced, knowledgeable and caring attorney to entrust our welfare to. Again, thank you so much for everything.”

    B.A.J. – Upper Marlboro, MD
  • “I was convicted of drunk driving before. When I was arrested for drunk driving a third time, I knew I was in big trouble. I was afraid of losing my driver’s license and going to jail. I called Mr. Smith because a friend of mine had used him and was very happy with the results. Mr. Smith defended me aggressively and took the case to trial. I was relieved and grateful when I was found not guilty of all charges. Mr. Smith also represented me at the MVA hearing. The judge took no action and I was able to get my driver’s license back.”

    K.S. – Sykesville, MD
  • “I’ve hired Mr. Smith twice now. He is always professional and was successful in both of my cases. When we left the courthouse after my last case, I told him, “I don’t know if any of your clients ever told you this, but you’re worth every penny.”

    M.M. – Columbia, MD
  • “I chose Mr. Smith because he was very honest and his knowledge of the law is superb. He explained every detail to me so that I understood everything along the way. He made me trust him and believe in him. His professional ethics and knowledge, thorough preparation, and care for the client are outstanding. His office staff was always very responsive and always got back to me right away.”

    C.B. – Dunwoody, GA
  • “I feel very fortunate indeed to have had Jonathan Scott Smith represent me during my successful 2008 criminal trial in Howard County Circuit Court. Jonathan handled my case from start to finish. I was particularly impressed with his professionalism, candor, attention to detail and relationships within the legal community. In the courtroom Jonathan’s skill, experience, preparation and passion carried the day when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.”

    D.D. – Columbia, MD
  • “I appreciated your tenacity and conscientious attitude during this challenging case. In the face of constant opposition from the other side, you stood firm and did not back down. I commend you on your resilience and resolve to win this case. It is quite clear from your legal presentations that you worked extremely long and hard. On a more personal side, I will never forget your gentle expression of compassion and kindness towards my family.”

    Rosalind D.

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