About Us

J.M. Smith Co., LPA was founded by Attorney Justin M. Smith with the goal of leveraging technology and experience to provide superior representation and personalized service to clients of the firm. Our practice is devoted to helping our clients through some of the most difficult situations they may encounter in their lifetime. Whether they are filing for bankruptcy, facing criminal charges or have suffered a devastating personal injury, we understand that these are all momentous events. For this reason, we take our roles as "counselor" and "advocate" very seriously and strive to provide professional, responsive service and aggressive representation on each client's behalf.

Attorney Smith, the founder of the firm, is a graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan and has also studied at the University of Oxford in England. Having graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in three years, Attorney Smith continued to law school, graduating at the early age of twenty-three. Throughout his career, Attorney Smith has personally represented hundreds of clients in criminal matters throughout Northeast Ohio and has also helped hundreds of clients to file for consumer bankruptcy protection.

Attorney Smith has also helped many clients recover for injuries and emotional distress caused by the actions or negligence of others including automobile accidents, slip and fall injuries, sexual harassment, discrimination, civil assault and more.

Attorney Smith holds a Michigan Real Estate Broker's license, an Ohio Real Estate license and has extensive experience in real estate matters. Smith previously served as General Counsel to a mortgage company and a high volume title company and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for the former management and marketing contractor for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the States of Ohio and Michigan.

Attorney Smith draws upon his diverse background and experience to help clients find the right solution for each client's unique situation.


J.M. Smith LPA

Justin Smith

Educational Background:
Case Western Reserve School of Law, Juris Doctorate 1999
Hillsdale College, Bachelor of Arts 1996
University of Oxford, Summer Study Abroad 1995

Admitted to Practice:
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
All courts in the State of Ohio

Professional Memberships:
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Licenses/Achievements:
Michigan Real Estate Broker License
Ohio Real Estate License

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