J. Scott Smith - The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith

J. Scott Smith received his undergraduate degree in English from Guilford College and then went on to Florida Coastal School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 2005. Mr. Smith returned to North Carolina and opened LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC in 2007 in the town of Kernersville. After spending a few years there, Mr. Smith decided to relocate his firm to the city of Winston-Salem, where it still remains. In 2013 Mr. Smith opened a second location in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Smith is admitted to all North Carolina State Courts and to the Federal District Courts in the Western and Middle Districts. Most recently, in January 2012, Mr. Smith was admitted to the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Smith handles domestic cases including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, post-separation support and equitable distribution in the family law arena. In the criminal justice system, Mr. Smith handles traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. Most of his time, however, is devoted to defending those accused of Driving While Impaired in North Carolina. Mr. Smith is a member and recent Summer Session Graduate of the National College of DUI Defense, Inc. and has taught other lawyers throughout the State about defending those charged with DWI. Mr. Smith is also the State Ambassador for North Carolina and a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Smith travels the State and Country learning about defending impaired driving cases and has also successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 24 hour Standardized Field Sobriety course as well as NHTSA’s ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) class. Mr. Smith uses this knowledge to fight for his clients in the courtroom. He knows the value of an aggressive defense and has helped numerous clients fight their DWI charges in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas.


Guilford College

Florida Coastal School of Law

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Court, Middle and Western Districts

United States Supreme Court

Awards & Certifications

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” (2014)

American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” (2014 and 2015)

Martindale-Hubbell® BV Rated® (2014)


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 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

Case Evaluation

Our stellar team at the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC are ready to fight for our clients. 


Winston Salem

250 Executive Park Blvd
Suite 100
Winston-Salem, NC 27103


204 Muirs Chapel Road
Suite 104
Greensboro, NC 27410

(336) 992-3627

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