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Our criminal defence team strives to bring about the best outcomes for our clients. While results speak for themselves, so do our clients. In their own words, clients and colleagues say what it’s like to work with us.

Because I had never been charged with anything or even arrested before this, I was so terrified and had absolutely no clue what to expect or what was expected of me. Not once did you make me feel like I was wasting your time even if it was answering one of my many, many dumb questions. If I was unsure or confused all I would have to do is check my emails from you and guaranteed you had already explained or provided me with everything I needed to know. I have never dealt with anyone who was so prompt and efficient with returning calls or emails. Little things like knowing that you would always respond to my messages right away meant a lot. You made a very horrible part of my life so much less stressful and confusing and I’m very grateful for that. From my first conversation with you to my last you were always kind, helpful, patient and respectful. Thank you again for everything and all your help.

K.K., Princeton, BC (former client)

When I was charged with a crime I did not commit it was difficult to come to grips with the burden it placed on my reputation and career. I worked with Smith Law Group for 18 months to prepare my defence. In the process I noticed some character traits of Brad, Danielle and their team which made my defence a success; they showed awareness of my situation and their experience in criminal law was evident as we prepared to go to trial. They were able to distinguish the difference between emotion and fact, which in our criminal legal system is very important. There are very few criminal lawyers that could have achieved the same result—I credit the preparation efforts of the team. Brad was respectful of my available resources and carefully managed the time that the team spent on the case. I have a high level of respect for Smith Law Group, and I cannot thank them enough for the outcome.

R.S., Williams Lake, BC (former client)

After my original case against the RCMP where I was falsely arrested and property seized (where Brad had my case resolved in an unprecedented timely fashion), the RCMP decided to go toe to toe for one last cheap shot. Approx 7 months after the original case was dealt with, I was given a trial date for a traffic ticket. The ticket was worth approx 109 dollars, and I refused to accept guilt on the mere merit of principle. I reached out to Brad's firm after request after request with the Prosecutors and Police for documents they refused to provide. Brad stated that this was something his article student (Kyle Hunter) would be able to deal with, under his supervision. As my original case was quite unique and delicate I was slightly concerned about having a student deal with it.... with that being said, I trusted Brad and his firm and went with his recommendation. As for Kyle.... despite being a student, Kyle showed the same no nonsense, direct responses, professionalism and honesty that I seen from Brad just a couple years younger 😉 lol. The times he didn't know, he not only was honest but got the correct answers extremely timely. The times Kyle had to involve Brad were all reasonable and minimal. I never had to worry about Kyle not answering my calls, even without warning that I was calling. The caliber of people at this firm from Shannon to Brad .... I am blown away by the results each time. To every one here... thank you... again... When I have you on my team, I don't need to focus on anything legal... its not even a concern with you guys. I've never experienced the results that you guys achieve, with any other lawyer. You want to win... hire Brad it's honestly the only real solution.

M.J., Edmonton, AB (former client)

Enough cannot be said about Brad and his legal team. They were incredibly intelligent, professional and proactive when it came to working on my case. Brad gets right to the point and moves forward with the necessary steps to come to a speedy resolution, and communication with himself, and his team was seamless. I was made to feel important to him and was treated with the utmost respect and courtesy. The one word I have to sum up his legal practice is integrity. Thank you Brad, Shannon, Danielle & Kyle. You are the best!

P.C., Vernon, BC (former client)

Brad and his team were professional, transparent and understanding. They executed my disposition expeditiously and fairly. I highly recommend Brad Smith and his team at Smith Law Group.

M.P., High River, AB (former client)

Since my acquittal, every day feels like Christmas. Thank you for your efforts in making that happen.

R.R., Vernon, BC (former client)

Brad just got my charges withdrawn, I recently had been charged for a serious criminal offense, on a Saturday and called every QC lawyer I could find that Monday. I spoke with 3 lawyers that specialized in my charge prior to Brad, and truthfully I found that based on looks and speaking with them, they seemed overconfident. When I saw Brad, he looks like a lawyer that is going to destroy the case but also looks like the kinda person that you don't wanna "screw with." When I spoke to Brad I really pushed to see how cocky he was (as my case was going against law enforcement, I didn't want that), and his articulation skills. I was impressed beyond belief with him and knew I needed him on my side. He gave me realistic expectations, his pricing was upfront (although 2nd highest out of everyone) but was willing to work with me. Brad and Shannon (his assistant) continually kept me updated and essentially said if it has anything to do with the case you let us worry, and anything to do with work you worry about. With that being said they constantly kept me updated with information. 100% sure if it wasn't for Brad. I would have gone for trial.

M.J., Edmonton, AB (former client)

Brad handled a matter for me in five days that could have taken months. Professional, capable, wickedly smart. You can look all over BC but will not find better.

P.H., Williams Lake, BC (former client)

The professionalism Brad displayed throughout the case I assisted him with as co-counsel was undoubtedly a determining factor in why it was brought to a very satisfactory conclusion for his client.

Renzo Caron, Criminal Lawyer, Kamloops, BC

I’ve worked closely with Brad Smith on a number of files. He is a courageous and clever lawyer quick to find defences that others may miss. Brad Smith is respectful of his clients and his colleagues and is a credit to the legal profession.

Kyla Lee, Criminal Lawyer, Vancouver, BC

I am pleased to recommend Brad Smith to anyone seeking an experienced Vancouver criminal lawyer. He brings to his practice a level of commitment, ethics and client service that is second to none. I have had no hesitation in recommending him to clients and the feedback has been very positive in all areas

Liana Murphy, Family Lawyer, Vancouver, BC

Brad Smith is an outstanding criminal lawyer – thanks to him I avoided a criminal record that would have been detrimental to my future, and was able to put what was a very stressful chapter in my life behind me. I highly recommend Brad Smith to anyone in trouble with the law or facing criminal charges!

Q.W., Vancouver, BC (former client)

Brad, I cannot thank you enough for getting me out of my driving predicament. I am truly grateful and have learned a lesson.

S.S., Burnaby (former client)

When I got in trouble with the law I hired Vancouver criminal lawyer Brad Smith to represent me. Brad really went the extra mile for me and as a result things turned out way better than they otherwise might have. Thank you, Brad!

D.J., Delta, BC (former client)

When my son was arrested I needed help fast. Someone I trust recommended Vancouver criminal lawyer Brad Smith. He immediately contacted the police and as a result of his efforts my son was never charged. I have no hesitation recommending Brad Smith to anyone in need of an excellent Vancouver criminal lawyer.

V.B., Vancouver, BC (father of former client)

Brad, I would like to thank you for all your help during such a difficult time for our family. Your efforts exceeded my expectations. I could not have asked for a better outcome I have no hesitation in referring anyone who might need legal representation to you.

S.A., Port Coquitlam, BC (mother of former client)

As my criminal defence lawyer, Brad Smith gave sound advice, was organized, meticulous and very compassionate to my situation. He kept me appraised of issues as they arose and immediately resolved them. We won our case in court and I strongly believe Brad was one of the reasons we did. I recommend Brad to anyone who needs an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to assist them with their criminal matters. You will not be disappointed with his excellent service.

R.L., Kamloops, BC (former client)

Brad Smith is a smart, hardworking and exceptional mastermind who takes the initiative from the onset. I had full confidence in his defense tactics and can attest that he is both a thorough and balanced criminal lawyer. On a personal side, Brad showed genuine concern for my well-being and was readily accessible for consultation and support during a difficult period. I felt privileged and honored to have him spearhead my defense team and do consider him one of the finest barristers.

C.R., Langley, BC (former client)

Brad Smith impressed me with his professionalism and his experienced, sound reasoning. He is an extremely intelligent, articulate litigator who in my particular circumstance sought to obtain the best-balanced resolution. I have had occasion to deal with a multitude of lawyers, far beyond that of the average man, and believe Brad to be a man of integrity and compassion. A fact that might escape those persons inexperienced with the legal system, is that Brad retains the respect of prosecutors, which is critical to those cases where negotiation and compromise might be available.

B.L., Terrace, BC (former client)

Brad Smith assisted us in a very difficult and stressful situation that had potential to negatively affect the future of my son. Due to his professionalism and expert advice we had a positive outcome acquitting my son of all criminal charges He explained to us what to expect throughout the process and took care of all the legal details to minimize attendance and anxiety. In court, he was well prepared, articulate and knowledgeable. He was compassionate and understanding of the stress our family was experiencing. We appreciate everything he has done and highly recommend him as a lawyer for anyone facing criminal charges or needing legal representation. Brad assisted my son in presenting the truth and having that truth recognized in a court of law. We cannot thank him enough!

L.T., Williams Lake, BC (mother of former client)

Brad Smith helped me out during a very difficult and stressful time in my life. He was extremely knowledgeable and kept me well informed through the entire experience. He went above and beyond my expectations. I am very grateful to have had his legal counsel and support.

C.K., Williams Lake, BC (former client)

We were told about Brad Smith in a time of great stress. Brad was calm and reassuring in the midst of our world being turned upside down. He helped us navigate very troubling waters by telling us directly what the issues were and how they could be handled. While ensuring we were kept apprised of anything new, he told us to take care of ourselves, and he would take care of the legal side of things, allowing us to live as best we could under the circumstances. When anything new came up that we were aware of first, he was able to step in and mediate, feathering the anxiety and stress so that the load was not so great for us to carry on our own. He was realistic yet optimistic, and was able to give best and worst case scenarios so that we knew what to expect. He was always kind, respectful, and compassionate, and would give his honest opinion in any situation. He was fair, and always used his time wisely ensuring we got the best service for our dollar. He is very well spoken and presents himself in a very professional manner, both in and out of the courtroom. His material and presentation to the court was well above reproach and undoubtedly left an impression. It is because of his professionalism, experience, and ability to present the truth in a clear and concise manner, that we had a very positive outcome. We credit Brad with giving us a new start to our life, and highly recommend him.

D.R., Lillooet, BC (former client)