A. RUSSELL SMITH
Criminal Defense; Homicide; Felonies; Misdemeanors; Driving While Intoxicated; Traffic Violations; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody; Child Support; Domestic Violence; Visitation Rights; Drug Crimes; Drug Trafficking
- 1980, Florida; 1984, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
- Law School
- University of Florida, J.D.
- The Florida Bar; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President (2007-2008) and Director); Florida Family Law Inn of Court (Master); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Jacksonville Bar Association.
A. Russell Smith has been practicing law for more than 30 years, establishing the firm’s emphasis in the areas of criminal defense in the Florida and Federal Courts and complex family litigation.
In that 30 years, Mr. Smith has defended clients accused of crimes in numerous jury trials, ranging from DUI to capital homicide in Federal Court. He has represented men and women fighting for their rights in complex family litigation, once working for over two and one-half years to clear a client of false child abuse allegations, ultimately persuading the Court to reunite him with his daughter.
Mr. Smith is known for his respect for the rule of law and compassion and dedication to each and every client. He has earned an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a perfect “Superb 10” rating from AVVO in both criminal defense and family law.
In 2007, Mr. Smith was elected as President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, recognizing his status as one of the most respected and experienced criminal defense lawyers in the State of Florida.
Mr. Smith is also a charter member of the Florida Family Law Inn of Court, where he has received the designation of Master, the highest classification which can be bestowed.
He has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator for almost fifteen years, helping hundreds of couples and their lawyers find creative solutions to their family law disputes, helping litigants and their families establish a decent foundation for their futures, and saving them significant amounts of money.