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Atty. Daniel Smith, Chula Vista, San Diego County, California, USA

  • 30 years of experience
  • Spanish,
  • Criminal Law
  • San Diego Defenders
  • California


Practicing exclusively criminal defense since 1990. I started my career with Federal Defenders of San Diego and continued on to state criminal defense. I was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1992 and have handled both state and federal matters in Arizona. Our firm is kept organized by our Spanish speaking certified paralegal, Layla Smith. We have an accomplished DUI attorney in Jon Pettis who teams up with Dan Smith on every DUI case. Mr. Smith takes the lead on all felony cases and federal cases which makes for a well balanced office located across the street from the Chula Vista Court House with free parking in front or behind the comfortable boutique law office from a converted cottage. We charge a flat fee which includes all legal matters including a trial, if necessary. We approach every case with the attitude that we will take it all the way to win and we offer payment plans to make it possible. Call us at (619) 258-8888 24 hrs to speak with Lawyer Smith.

Practice Areas


  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercards and any debit card connected to a savings and loan credit union.
  • Education

    California Western School of Law
    J.D. | Criminal Law
    Advanced Criminal Procedure involved filing an appeal on a criminal case which resulted in the only published opinion of any of the class members.
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Practice
    Activities: WestLaw Trainer for entire school. Gafford Mock Trial Competition Advanced Criminal Procedure
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    Arizona State University
    B.S. | Economics
    Wonderful School and Campus. Go Sun Devils!
    Honors: Economics Honors Society
    Activities: Intramurals, Skiing, and Triathelons
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    30 years of experience


    San Diego Defenders, APC
    585 Third Avenue
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    Telephone: (619) 233-6900