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A Note to Potential Clients:

Criminal Lawyer John Hunter Smith has successfully defended a vast assortment of criminal matters in State and Federal Court. Mr. Smith has earned a reputation of an aggressive trial lawyer who is prepared to meet the prosecutors fact for fact. If you have been accused of a crime, this can affect your reputation, freedom, family, and your future. Attorney Smith will tirelessly work to get the desired results. This burden is not taken lightly.

Significant Victories By Criminal Defense Attorney John Hunter Smith. The list below does not contain numerous dismissals.

2012 - DWI-3rd - NOT GUILTY;

2011 - DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY; Reckless Driving - NOT GUILTY; Possession Of A Firearm By Felon (Enhanced) - NOT GUILTY;

2010 - DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY; DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY; BWI - NOT GUILTY; Aggravated Assault (Enhanced) - NOT GUILTY; Possession of Marijuana - (Motion to Suppress - Granted);
1st Degree Murder - Guilty, but Jury Reduced to 2nd Degree Murder “Sudden Passion”; Assault Causing Bodily Injury-Family Violence - NOT GUILTY; Injury to Child - (Grand Jury - No Bill);

2009 - Violation of Protective Order x 2 - NOT GUILTY; DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY; Assault Causing Bodily Injury - Family Violence - NOT GUILTY; Interfering With 911 Call - NOT GUILTY; Sexual Assault - (Grand Jury - No Bill);

2008 - Assault Causing Bodily Injury - Family Violence - NOT GUILTY; Interfering With 911 Call - NOT GUILTY; Possession of Controlled Substance - (Grand Jury - No Bill); DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY; DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY; Aggravated Sexual Assault Of a Child x 3 - Hung Jury;

2007 - DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY; Intoxicated Manslaughter - Guilty, but Jury gave Probation; Unlawful Carrying Weapon - NOT GUILTY; Sexual Assault - (Grand Jury - No Bill); False Report to Law Enforcement Officer - NOT GUILTY; DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY;

2006 - Manslaughter - Guilty, but Jury gave Probation; Federal Drug Charge - (Motion to Suppress - Granted); DWI-1st - NOT GUILTY;

2005 - Assault Causing Bodily Injury - Family Violence - NOT GUILTY; DWI-1st NOT GUILTY

2004 - Assault Causing Bodily Injury - Family Violence - NOT GUILTY;

Languages Spoken:

Spanish Translation Services Available.

Counties Served:

Grayson County, Texas
Collin County, Texas
Fannin County, Texas

  • Criminal Law
  • DWI (DUI)
  • Drug Charges
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Vehicular Crime
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
    • J.D. - 2001
  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
    • B.S. - 1997
    • Major: Business Administration
  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Army, Staff Sgt., 1990 to 1996
  • Fellow, Texas Bar foundation, 2009-present
  • 4.6 out of 5 Martindale-Hubbell Peer AV Rating
  • 5 out of 5 Martindale-Hubbell Client AV Rating
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2013
  • Airborne Ranger
  • Trial Strategies that Work, Sugar Land, Texas, 2013
  • Trial Strategies that Work, Amarillo, Texas, 2013
  • Jury Selection & Communicating With Jurors, 2013
  • Gideons Trumpet, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2013
  • Gideons Trumpet, South Padre Island, Texas, 2013
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program, 2013
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Jury Selection & Communicating with Jurors, 2012
  • Gideons Trumpet, Sugar Land, Texas 2012
  • Criminal Law Overview, Grayson County Community College, 2010
  • Chair, District 1A Grievance Committee, 2011-2013
  • Member, District 1A Grievance Committee
  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Grayson County Bar Association, President, 2007 to 2008
  • Grayson County Criminal Defense Lawyer, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Veterans Affairs, Co-chair, 2013 to Present
  • Prosecutorial Integrity Committee, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Nominating Committee, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Ranch Club, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Member, 2012 to Present
  • Comanche Club, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2012 to Present
  • National College of DUI Defense, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Budget Committee, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute, Member, 2011 to Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2010 to Present
  • United States Army Ranger Association, Lifetime Member, 2009 to Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Auburn University Alumni Association, Lifetime Member, 1997 to Present
  • 82nd Airborne Association, Lifetime Member, 1994 to Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Associate Director, 2011 to 2013
  • District 1A Grievance Committee, Chair, 2011 to 2013
  • District 1A Grievance Committee, Member, 2007 to Present
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