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The Law Firm

Scott C. Smith
Scott C. SmithAttorney at Law
Certified Criminal Law Specialist through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Over twenty years of experience as a criminal defense attorney.
John Wise
John WiseAssociate Attorney
Licensed by the State Bar of Texas in the same year, member of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association, the Texas Bar Association, and Austin Young Lawyers.

Mission Statement

The Law Office of Scott C. Smith is committed to providing high-quality legal representation to clients accused of federal and state crimes. As a Texas defense attorney with over twenty years of experience, Mr. Smith is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and takes pride in strategic, assertive and effective representation of each client he serves. Mr. Smith has been recognized by his peers through Texas Monthly’s Super Lawyer list as one of the top Texas defense attorneys in Austin.

Thanks again for working overtime with such determination. The outcome is greatly appreciated. I’d hire you again in a minute, but let’s hope not!

- A.C.

You have been on my mind because I owe you a huge thanks. Thank you for taking such great care of me and my case. I hope they don’t – but if I ever have a friend or family member who needs a defense attorney I will recommend you to them!

- A.H.

For the compassion you showed in responding to our early morning phone call … For the professionalism you demonstrated in handling our son’s case… For the dedication you gave to finding and getting the best possible resolution of his case… Our family will always be grateful.  Thank you.

- A.M.

I want to thank you for all you’ve done for me and my family. You are a very honest and trustworthy lawyer and you do your job well. Your representation of me was wonderful and powerful, more important, your faith and trust in me. Thank you, you’ll always have a special place in our hearts.

- B.

Again, thanks for all your work on my case. You are an A-1 attorney in my book. I cannot express my gratitude enough for all your hard work & efforts on my case and its successful resolution.

- D.G.

Thank you for all that you did for my brother, & by extension, for our family. Your support, skill & expertise, I am sure was the reason that we had the outcome that we did. During the time that we worked with you, I always felt confident that you were on my brother’s side. I cannot tell you how much comfort that provided me. While it wasn’t always easy, I knew that I could count on you to tell me what to do & I could trust that you were doing what was best for my brother.

- I.D.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and long hours to help me.  You and your staff were always polite, kind and honest.  I always felt like I was your only client during every phone conversation or meeting.  Thank you for not only clearing my name legally, but for believing in me and helping to change my life personally.

- J.B.

I’m grateful every single day.  A good part of all this, can be attributed to you and the way you treated me as more than a client.  You acted … as someone who actually cared about what happened to me… You helped make a real difference in my life.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Scott.

- S.M.

I certainly appreciate all your help in this matter. I know it was a tricky situation… If I need any help in the [future] I know I can count on you!

- V.G.

Firm Experience

Since 1990, the Law Office of Scott C. Smith has represented clients in a vast array of criminal law matters ranging from the simple to the highly complex. We seek to provide the highest quality representation possible in an individualized and personal way to a smaller set of clients than firms whose practice consist of representing a large volume of clients by delegating cases to attorneys who are not certified as criminal law specialists. Cases that we commonly handle include:

Though these kind of cases occur with frequency, the situations that lead to them are as diverse and unique as people are. The key to successful representation of each client, is to handle each case individually, uniquely and personally. For that reason Mr. Smith, who is himself a highly experienced Austin criminal lawyer certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, represents each client personally and does not delegate responsibility or control of the case to other attorneys who are less experienced in the practice of criminal law. This approach has enabled us to successfully represent Clients in unique situations involving criminal investigations prior to the filing of charges, Grand Jury representation, financial crimes and a multitude of other unusual circumstances. Regardless of the type of case, we are committed to maintaining a high standard of professionalism and effectiveness. As Texas criminal attorneys specializing in criminal law, we are able to stay abreast of current developments in a constantly changing area of law and take advantage of these changes to provide the maximum benefit possible to each client. We have successfully litigated such matters as illegal search and seizure, improper investigation, and police misconduct. In complex cases our Austin criminal attorney office is experienced in utilizing expert witnesses in such fields as cyber technology, neurology, breath testing, optometry, medicine, pharmacology, psychology and other areas of forensic sciences. Though we have successfully resolved many cases through negotiations, there are many reasons why we believe it is always important to stand prepared to take cases to trial. Mr. Smith is experienced in conducting jury trials in cases that range from simple misdemeanors in Texas state courts to complex cases in U. S. federal courts. Regardless of the severity of the charge, each case must be handled carefully because of potential ramifications of any criminal charge. Mr. Smith has focused his practice as a criminal lawyer in Austin, Texas, and the surrounding counties of Williamson, Hays, and Lockhart, but has also represented clients in federal courts between California and Mississippi. We believe that justice and fairness can only be achieved when each and every client is vigorously and effectively defended by competent counsel and seek to represent clients from all walks of life. If you are interested in our assistance, feel free to contact our Austin criminal lawyeroffice at 512-474-6484 to discuss the specifics of your case.