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What do you need in an attorney?

You need an attorney who will listen closely to you to gain an understanding of your specific legal needs and goals and take the time to explain all of your options leaving the legal jargon behind. At The Smith Law Firm, you can expect all of this and more. If you need assistance in a criminal or personal injury case, bankruptcy/consumer debt case or an estate planning issue, we are here to assist you. We will work with you directly to assess your issue and develop your case strategy. If you have a legal issue outside the scope of our expertise we are glad to provide an appropriate referral for you.

Mr. Smith represents clients in the Iowa District and Appellate Courts, the Northern and Southern District Federal Courts, the Northern and Southern District Bankruptcy Courts for the State of Iowa and the Minnesota District Court.  Additionally, Mr. Smith takes on a number of Pro Bono Publico cases each year.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with The Smith Law Firm.


  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Association of Justice
  • Iowa Association of Justice
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Story County Bar Association

Bar Admissions: State of Iowa, State of Minnesota, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts. U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Northern and Southern District.  U.S. Court of Appeals – 8th Circuit.

Information contained herein does not constitute legal advice and is only intended as general information. Every case is unique and one should contact a specific attorney regarding their particular situation.

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  • Andrew T. recommended The Smith Law Firm

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    I was very impressed with the representation I received from the Smith Law Firm. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. They achieved beyond my expectations and I appreciated all the work they put in and would recommend them to anyone!
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    “Shawn is very professional i was very pleased to work with him.”
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    “I had a fantastic experience with Shawn and the staff at the Smith Law Firm. Anna was always very friendly and helpful when I called and Shawn was extremely patient and non-judgmental in explaining everything to me and answering any of my additional questions. I would highly recommend The Smith ...
  • Kenshi S Recommends Shawn Smith

    “First of all, I want to thank the Smith Law Firm for the excellent job they did on my case. As with any other person I got easily stressed in the situation I was in, but the Smith Law Firm made it easier and I was able to continue my studies. The case was “out of sight, out of mind”, and it help...
  • Ben M Recommends Shawn Smith

    “I'm from out of state and had a run in with the law in Iowa for an OWI. It was not a fun experience. Shawn was able to provide excellent representation and the results he had foreseen occurring in court. So if you've made a mistake and need defense representation, don't make a second. Call Shawn.”
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    “Smith law office, gave me straight forward, honest advice. They took care of my case quickly and decisively”
  • Tommy V Recommends Shawn Smith

    “Shawn was very helpful and cooperative. In general, I must admit Shawn kept very honest. He understood the situation he was dealing with and gave us small examples of how risky certain routes were–instead of telling us that they can guarantee success (that may not happen), he was straight-forwar...
  • Greg G Recommends Shawn Smith

    “Shawn and the others at Smith Law Firm were great to work with during a difficult time in my life. They handled my case very well and were quick to answer my questions and always had a caring attitude.”