Why Choose J.W. Smith...
What sets Him apart from the rest?
IN HIS OWN WORDS...
I am a former practicing attorney, administrator, college instructor and now consultant, author and pastor who shares real life experiences.
I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT TO DO BUT I CAN SURELY TELL YOU WHAT NOT TO DO.
I am committed to helping you in a professional and competent manner. Your time is too valuable and I know you could be doing other things.
Anyway, who wants to sit in a boring class? So I promise to focus on what matters to you. Whether it is a class in continuing legal education in ethics, professional responsibility and/or mental health and substance abuse or just an inspirational/motivational talk, you are what's important. So I will talk about hope, accountability, responsibility and all the things that will help you be the best you can be.
REMEMBER, I will talk from experience as a LAWYER, GAMBLER, PRISONER AND PREACHER/PASTOR. I want to help you reflect on the legal profession. I want to help you in your self evaluation. I want to help you understand that the darkest hour is just before dawn.
I have practiced law, served as a Business College instructor and as an administrator of a Non-Profit Corporation.
I'LL DO A SESSION AT YOUR LAW FIRM
Contact me to arrange an Ethics and/or Mental Health and Substance Abuse session at your law firm.
WHAT MAKES ME REAL
You see, I have been up and I have been down. But I succeeded when it seemed impossible. You can too!! I just share what I learned from my experiences and hope that in some small measure you will benefit. I learned what's important in life. Frankly, I learned a few important lessons. 1. Accept responsibility for your own actions. 2. Crime does not pay. 3. If you are involved in anything that tends to consume you, then you need to assess your situation. 4. No matter how far you fall, with hard work, faith, hope and perseverance you can get up.
YES, I WANT TO SHARE ALL OF THIS WITH YOU AND MORE!!!
Few people have seen the law from the perspective
of a defendant, defending clients in criminal matters,
representing clients in civil matters, law office manager,
legal assistant and law clerk (paralegal). I have.
Frankly, I have been through every door of the courthouse including the backdoor.
James W. Smith