Arrested Doesn’t Mean Guilty

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J. Scott Smith

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DWI


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 2005
  • Guilford College
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Professional Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense, Inc.
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Founding Member
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association, State Ambassador
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association


  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40”
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys “Ten Best by State Client Satisfaction Award”
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc. “Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40”
  • American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40”
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV Rated®