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Brian John Smith

Brian John Smith

Employment Law and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Law Offices of Brian J. Smith, ltd
Rocky River, OH
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About Brian John Smith

Attorney Biography

Mr. Smith uses his trial and negotiation skills in a general practice where he has developed expertise in representing men and women in criminal matters, DUI/OVI matters, unemployment appeals, and union labor law. He resides in Huron, Ohio, helping Smith's Law Offices to easily reach its resources along the northern coast of Ohio, from Cleveland to Toledo.

Brian J. Smith graduated from Kent State University in 1996 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. He earned his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2005. While at Akron, Mr. Smith served as an assistant and associate of the Law Review, having an article of his own published in 2005. After graduating, Mr. Smith served as an instructor at Akron, preparing law students for the rigors of legal research, writing and oral arguments. While studying at Akron, Mr. Smith was awarded the Ernest Karam Award of Academic Excellence, the Federal Bar Association Constitutional Law Award, and multiple Excellence for the Future Awards.

Brian J. Smith is a member of the:

Ohio Employment Lawyers Association Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association Ohio Bar Association West Shore Bar Association Lorain County Bar Association Parma Bar Association Southwest Area Bar Association National Lawyers Guild National College for DUI Defense DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Mr. Smith is currently admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Practice Areas

Employment Law (40%)
DUI / DWI (30%)
Criminal Defense (17%)
Drug Crimes (8%)
Domestic Violence (1%)
Criminal Appellate Law (1%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (1%)
White Collar Crime (1%)
Probation Violations (1%)
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Bar Licenses

Ohio State Bar
Member in Good Standing


The University of Akron School of Law
The University of Akron School of Law

Kent State University

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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Ohio Bar Association

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
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Brian John Smith
Law Offices of Brian J. Smith, ltd
20545 Center Ridge Rd. Suite 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Office: 800-641-1970
Fax: 855-241-0700

Secondary Address:
222 Bucyrus Ave.
Huron, OH 44839

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Bar License Information

Supreme Court of Ohio -

Brian John Smith - Attorney information with The Supreme Court of Ohio - Find more information about Brian John Smith on The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Judiciary website including registration status and disciplinary history.

Nonprofit Organizations

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

OACDL defends the rights of the accused while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys in Ohio.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.