J. Bradley Smith



J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC is a Charlotte native who has practiced criminal law in North Carolina throughout his career. After graduating law school, Mr. Smith joined the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony cases. In 2006, Mr. Smith entered private practice, focusing primarily on criminal defense. A graduate of the Trial Advocacy Program at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC, Mr. Smith has extensive trial experience encompassing hundreds of cases in superior and district court in North Carolina. In addition, Mr. Smith has received the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration certification for DWI detection – the same training police officers receive to spot motorists suspected of driving while impaired. Mr. Smith is also a certified operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000, the instrument often used by law enforcement to test for breath alcohol content. In 2011, he was selected by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly as one of North Carolina’s Emerging Legal Leaders. Mr. Smith has had several high profile cases that have appeared in the news and he is frequently called upon by the media to provide insight for topics pertaining to the criminal justice system in North Carolina. He has spoken at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and is a popular lecturer to various civic groups and other Charlotte organizations. J. Bradley Smith has helped countless clients who have found themselves facing criminal and DWI charges. He and his staff are always ready to answer any questions and help formulate a strategic defense based on the individual case.

Payment
Fees: Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Credit card

Contact info
Arnold & Smith, PLLC200 North McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC, 28204

Office (704) 343-8327
Fax (704) 370-2202

License
State Status Acquired Updated
NC Active 2004 06/04/2016

Awards
Readers’ Choice 2013 Best Lawyer in Charlotte Charlotte Observer 2013
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2012
Top 50 Entrepreneur Award Business Leader Magazine 2012
NC Outstanding Young Lawyers – Criminal Defense American Registry 2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association 2012
Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers Association 2012
Emerging Legal Leaders North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2011

Work experience
Managing Partner Arnold & Smith, PLLC 2007 – Present
Attorney Andresen & Associates, PC 2006 – 2007
Assistant District Attorney Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office 2004 – 2006

Education
National College for DUI Defense N/A Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases 2009
NHTSA/IACP Practitioner Course Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 2007
United States Department of Transportation Intoxilyzer Models 5000, S-D2, SD-5 and 400 Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician 2007
Nationa Advocacy Center – Columbia, SC N/A Trial Advocacy Program 2006
Mercer University – Walter F. George School of Law N/A JD – Juris Doctor 2004
North Carolina State University Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts 2000

Speaking engagements
“Twelve Angry Men” Panel Discussion Legal Perspective on Jury Selection Process 2008

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