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William S. Smith

William S. Smith

Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Law Office of William S. Smith
Holden, MA
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Attorney Biography

FIVE STAR AVVO RATED Attorney William S. Smith is the co-author of “Warrantless Searches of Persons or Places” in the award-winning reference manual used by attorneys, “Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts.” He has been an invited lecturer and instructor at many continuing legal education seminars and conferences for attorneys. The founder of the first and only website for appellate criminal defense attorneys in the state, he was also a guest on a major television talk show in Boston. As a bar association leader, Attorney Smith has testified before the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee in the Statehouse multiple times with respect to criminal justice legislation. He has litigated criminal and civil cases extensively throughout both the state and federal trial and appellate courts. In 2008 he represented the defendant in a landmark case on automobile stops in Massachusetts before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Attorney Smith has also represented defendants in many other high-profile criminal matters. He regularly handles first-degree murder and all other types of  homicide appeals.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (50%)
Criminal Appellate Law (10%)
Divorce (10%)
Drug Crimes (10%)
Appellate Law (10%)
Civil Rights (5%)
Employment Law (5%)
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Bar Licenses

Massachusetts State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

The Law Office of William S. Smith
Attorney at Law

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
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Founder & Moderator
Massachusetts Criminal Appeals Listserve

Case Results - William S. Smith

Divorce Appeal with important and novel issue of law
May 2020
Schecter v. Schechter, 88 Mass. App. Ct, 239 (2015) (Massachusetts Appeals Court, September 9, 2015) Landmark case in which the Appeals Court overturned the probate court’s prior order against our ...

Drunk Driving 3rd Offense
Attorney Smith successfully defended a client in an exceedingly challenging operating under the influence (drunk driving) case involving a major automobile accident. Attorney Smith was able to keep h...

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William S. Smith
The Law Office of William S. Smith
997 Main Street PO. Box 282
Holden, MA 1520
Office: 774-317-9287
Mobile: 774-364-1754

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