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At the Law Office of Shannon M. Smith, P.C., we focus exclusively on representing the rights of individuals accused of sex crimes throughout the state of Michigan. Whether you are a man, woman, juvenile, or professional - we are here for you when you need us most. We will provide you with the zealous and effective representation that you need.
Attorney Shannon Smith
Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer in Michigan
The difference between Michigan sex crimes attorney Shannon Smith and most other lawyers becomes obvious as soon as you talk to her. You will immediately see that Shannon is very experienced and knowledgeable about defending sex crimes and allegations of serious child abuse. She has multi-disciplinary experience after representing clients in criminal courts. She has fought for and defended clients who have faced termination of parental rights and cases where Child Protective Services is involved.
When allegations are made, there is often a psychological element that other lawyers miss. You will immediately see that Shannon can develop a game plan to defend your case and determine a strategy to combat the allegations from the very beginning. By relying on extensive experience and prior successes, Shannon is known for bringing clients a sense of security and hope.
Get the Personalized Attention You Need
When you are working on your case with Shannon, you will see that you get an attorney who will give you the individualized attention that your case needs. Shannon takes the time to get to know all of her clients and understand the case inside and out. You will also see that Shannon is very passionate about the work she does and the clients she represents. To read what past clients have said about Shannon, click here.
In addition to handling her own caseload, Shannon is also frequently contacted by other attorneys to consult regarding their criminal sexual conduct cases. Shannon regularly presents to other defense lawyers, prosecutors and judges on topics including Child Protective Services, DNA issues and criminal sexual conduct cases involving children. Shannon has become one of the most respected attorneys in Michigan, specifically in her narrow practice areas. She is known for her zealous and effective representation of clients facing allegations of criminal sexual conduct and child abuse throughout the state. After years of overwhelming success, Shannon was featured in the Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine for representing clients accused of Michigan's worst crimes.
Shannon Smith graduated college from the University of Michigan and earned her law degree at Michigan State College of Law. Since then, she has practiced law exclusively in Michigan courts throughout the state. Shannon has attended some of the most prestigious trainings for lawyers throughout the country including the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia. She is also a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, which only accepts 55 students at a time to attend the program.
Shannon Smith has been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2011. She is among the Top 100 Attorneys from the National Trial Lawyers Association and the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 from the American Trial Lawyers Association. She is rated 10/10 by Avvo, a website that ranks lawyers across the country based on experience, industry recognition and input from other lawyers and past clients. Shannon is an active member on the Education Committee for the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan. Shannon is also a member of the Professional Advisory Board for a Useful Sex Offender Registry.
Outside of work, Shannon enjoys working out at boot camp classes and spending time with her husband and four children.
Admitted to Practice
- Michigan State Bar Association
- Practicing in many counties and courts throughout Michigan
- United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
- University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts
- Michigan State College of Law, Juris Doctor
- Graduate of the National Criminal Defense College
- Graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College and Death Penalty program
- Graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College
- Awarded the Women's Bar Association Evelyn Forrest Distinguished Advocate Award, 2014
- Super Lawyer, 2014, 2015
- Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Rated 10/10 on Avvo.com
- National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Attorneys, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 - American Trial Lawyers Association, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Member of the Professional Advisory Board for a Useful Sex Offender Registry
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM), Education Committee Member
- State Bar of Michigan (Criminal Law & Family Law Sections)
- Women's Law Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association
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