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Derek Michael Smith

Derek Michael Smith

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • North Dakota, Washington
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James White
Reviewed by James White October 18, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have recommended this lawyer to friends and family. I have also used his services.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Classmate at Law School
  • Friend

We entered the law school at the same time back in 1993. I have known him since.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case
  • Represented Me or My Company

We have handled a number of cases together and also in consultation with each other.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
1994 to present. We did a Mock Trial together in law school.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?

Yes. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law. He puts his client first in every situation.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Derek has an accurate answer ready for just about any legal subject matter. If not, he quickly finds a relevant case.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Because he has such a breadth of knowledge, his analysis is superior as it bridges many legal subjects.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Derek speaks clearly and can adapt his speaking style depending on his audience.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Derek has been on ethics panels reviewing the criminal history of applicants to the bar. He maintains the highest ethical standards.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal law, civil law, firearms
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends