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William S. Smith, Attorney at Law

The Law Office of William S. Smith
William Smith has a law practice in Holden (MA)
774-317-9287
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Lawyer has extensive experience representing clients in Business Law, Computer & Internet Related Crimes, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Contracts, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Health Care Law, Insurance Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, Landlord & Tenant Law, Litigation, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Wills & Probate matters.
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997 Main Street P.O. Box 282 Holden, MA 01520
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Business Law: Advertising, Antitrust Law, Domestic, Banking Law (Investment Crimes, Investment Funds Fraud), Business Formation (Bying & Selling Business, Corporations, Creation, Hedge Fund Formations, Joint Venture, LLC, LLP Formation & Disputes, Partnerships), Commercial, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Leasing, Communications & Media, Construction & Development, Contracts involving State & Minicipality, Controlled Substances Law, Corporate Finance & Taxation, Creditor's Rights, Customs Disputes, Debt Collection, Debt Settlement, Directors' & Officers' Liability, False Advertising, Federal Contracts, Federal Grants, Foreign Investments (Emerging Markets Capabilities), Franchising, Gaming Law, Government Construction Contracts, Institutional Investing, Interests, Internal Investigative Services, International Transactions (Imports & Exports Operations, International Arbitration, International Business Operations, International Law, International Trade Regulations), Licensing, Locating Funds, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Mortgages & Foreclosures, Non-Profit Corporations, Professional Corporations, Public Offerings, Reorganizations & Restructuring, RICO Act, State & Minicipal Bonds, Trade Associations, Unfair Competition (False Designation of Origin), Venture Capital (Financial Markets Analysis)
Computer & Internet Related Crimes: Cyberspace Law (Computer Crimes: Malicious Code, Databases, Domain Names, Electronic Commerce, Spam, Stolen Identity), e-Document
Constitutional Law & Civil Rights: Affirmative Action, Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination, Eminent Domain, Freedom Of Information, Freedom Of Press, Freedom Of Speech & Religion, Native Americans, Religious Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Unlawful Search & Seizure
Contracts: Commercial Contracts, Contract Disputes, Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation, Employment Contracts, Franchise Contracts, Government Contracts, Lending Agreements, Secured Transactions, UCC
Criminal Defense: Crimes Against Property (Arson, Burglary, Hot Checks, Larceny, Shoplifting, Theft, Vandalism), Crimes Involving Drugs, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Record Expungement, Driving Under Influence/DWI, Extradition, Federal Crime, Felonies, Felony Auto Accidents, Fraud & Financial Crimes (Bank Fraud, Embezzlement, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering, Racketeering, Securities Fraud), Grand Jury Proceeding, Gun Charges, Homicide, Inmate's Rights & Prison, Internet Offences & Computer Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Kidnapping; Forgery, Misdemeanors, Parole and Probation Violations, Police Brutality, Posession of Firearm, Prostitution, Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft, Search & Seizure, Sex Crimes, Solicitation & Pandering, Traffic & Moving Violations, White Collar Crime
Family Law: Abuse (Abuse In Schools, Bulling), Adoptions, Child Abuse, Divorce & Separation (Child Custody & Visitaion Rights, Child Support, Divorce & Separation Agreements, Mediation, Spousal Support), Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Violence, Foster Care, Gay & Lesbian Rights, Guardianship, Individual Educational Plans, Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting, Mortuary Law, Name Changes, Paternity Suits, Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements, State Child Protection
Health Care Law: Bad Faith Insurance, Elder Care Abuse, HIPAA Compliance, Living Wills, Medicare & Medicaid Issues
Insurance Litigation
Labor & Employment Law: Affirmative Action, Collective Bargaining, Discipline/Suspension, Employment & Discrimination (Age, Race & Sex Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Employee Rights), Employment Contracts, Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination, Federal Personnel, Fires and Firefighters Law, Government Employees, Immigration Reform & Control Act(IRCA), Labor Disputes, RRB disability, Sexual & Other Harassment, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions, Wrongful Termination
Landlord & Tenant Law: Dangerous Premises, Disputes with neighbors, Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord & Tenant Disputes (Forcible Entry & Detainer, Holdover Proceeding), Mold Claims and Habitability
Litigation: Appellate Practice, Business & Commercial Litigation (Engineering Litigation), Class Action, Conflicts of Law, General Civil Litigation (Expert & Witness Testimony, Fiduciary Abuse), Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct, Writs
Personal Injury: Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Car Accidents (Experienced Aggressive Representation), Construction accidents, Defective Highway Design, Defective Products (Defective Electronics, Design Defects & Manufacturing Defects, Unsafe Drugs & Other Products), Fires, Food-borne illness, Fractures, Intentional Torts (Assault & Battery, Conversion, Dog Bites & Animal Attacks, False Imprisonment, Nuisance, Slander & Libel, Trespass), Mass Accidents (Air Crash, Bus, Train, Subway Accidents, Plant Explosions), Motorcycle Accidents, Slip & Fall, Dangerous Conditions, Toxic Torts (Asbestos Exposure, Infant Lead Poisoning, Pesticides, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure; Hazardous Waste, Toxic Mold), Wrongful Death
Real Estate Law: Building Codes, Commercial Real Estate (Commercial Leasing, Commercial Real Estate Purchase & Sale, Drainage Law, End Loans, Hotel & Hospitality Law), Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries, Construction Litigation, Eminent Domain, Foreclosure, Hotel REIT Practice, Industrial Development Issues, Mechanic's Liens, Mortgages, REITs and Limited Partnerships, Residential Real Estate (Condominiums & Cooperatives, Homeowners' Associations, HOPE VI Distressed Housing, Predatory Lending, Residence Purchase & Sale (Condos, Coops, Houses)), Restrictive Covenant Injunctions, Title Litigation, Zoning Regulations, Land Use
Wills & Probate: Probate, Wills drafting
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Free initial consultation: Yes
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Qualification & Experience
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts (MA) 1997
Court Admissions
Massachusetts Superme Judicial Court (1997)
United States Court of Appeals First Circuit (2000)
Professional Organizations and Memberships
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    Experience

    Attorney William S. Smith is the co-author of Warrantless Searches of Persons or Places in the award-winning reference manual used by attorneys, Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts. He has been an invited lecturer and instructor at many continuing legal education seminars and conferences for attorneys. The founder of the first and only website for appellate criminal defense attorneys in the state, he was also a guest on a major television talk show in Boston. As a bar association leader, Attorney Smith has testified before the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee in the Statehouse multiple times with respect to criminal justice legislation. He has litigated criminal and civil cases extensively throughout both the state and federal trial and appellate courts. In 2008 he represented the defendant in a landmark case on automobile stops in Massachusetts before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Attorney Smith has also represented defendants in many other high-profile criminal and civil trials and appeals. He is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to accept first-degree murder appointments.

    Attorney Pamela M. O’Sullivan is Of Counsel to The Law Office of William S. Smith. She has been practicing since 1993 and is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to accept CHINS and Care & Protection appointments. She represented the family in the case before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals awarding an out-of-district placement and reimbursement for private tutoring. Attorney O’Sullivan has extensive experience litigating in the District, Superior and appellate courts of Massachusetts.

    Languages
    English
    Territory of Practice

    Massachusetts

    Worcester: Ashburnham, Athol, Auburn, Baldwinville, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Charlton City, Charlton Depot, Cherry Valley, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, East Princeton, East Templeton, Fayville, Fiskdale, Fitchburg, Gardner, Gilbertville, Grafton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Jefferson, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Linwood, Lunenburg, Manchaug, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, New Braintree, North Brookfield, North Grafton, North Oxford, North Uxbridge, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Petersham, Princeton, Rochdale, Royalston, Rutland, Shrewsbury, South Barre, South Grafton, South Lancaster, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Still River, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, West Millbury, West Warren, Westborough, Westminster, Wheelwright, Whitinsville, Winchendon, Winchendon Springs, Worcester
    Suffolk: Allston, Boston, Brighton, Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Readville, Revere, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Winthrop
    Plymouth: Abington, Accord, Brant Rock, Bridgewater, Brockton, Bryantville, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, East Wareham, Elmwood, Green Harbor, Greenbush, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Humarock, Kingston, Lakeville, Manomet, Marion, Marshfield, Marshfield Hills, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, Minot, Monponsett, North Carver, North Marshfield, North Pembroke, North Scituate, Norwell, Ocean Bluff, Onset, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate, South Carver, Wareham, West Bridgewater, West Wareham, White Horse Beach, Whitman
    Norfolk: Avon, Babson Park, Bellingham, Braintree, Brookline, Brookline Village, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, East Walpole, East Weymouth, Foxboro, Franklin, Holbrook, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Milton, Milton Village, Needham, Needham Heights, Norfolk, North Weymouth, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Sheldonville, South Walpole, South Weymouth, Stoughton, Walpole, Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, Westwood, Weymouth, Wrentham
    Nantucket: Nantucket, Siasconset
    Middlesex: Acton, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Ashby, Ashland, Auburndale, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Devens, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Hanscom Afb, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Natick, New Town, Newton, Newton Center, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville, Nonantum, North Billerica, North Chelmsford, North Reading, North Waltham, Nutting Lake, Pepperell, Pinehurst, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, Village Of Nagog Woods, Waban, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Waverley, Wayland, West Groton, West Medford, West Newton, West Townsend, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn, Woodville
    Hampshire: Amherst, Belchertown, Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Florence, Goshen, Granby, Hadley, Hatfield, Haydenville, Huntington, Leeds, Middlefield, North Amherst, North Hatfield, Northampton, Plainfield, South Hadley, Southampton, Ware, West Chesterfield, West Hatfield, Williamsburg, Worthington
    Hampden: Agawam, Blandford, Bondsville, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Feeding Hills, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Indian Orchard, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Russell, Southwick, Springfield, Thorndike, Three Rivers, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham, Woronoco
    Franklin: Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Heath, Lake Pleasant, Leverett, Millers Falls, Monroe Bridge, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne Falls, Shutesbury, South Deerfield, Sunderland, Turners Falls, Warwick, Wendell, Wendell Depot, Whately
    Essex: Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Byfield, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Hathorne, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Prides Crossing, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, South Hamilton, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Boxford, West Newbury
    Dukes: Chilmark, Cuttyhunk, Edgartown, Menemsha, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, West Chop, West Tisbury
    Bristol: Acushnet, Assonet, Attleboro, Attleboro Falls, Berkley, Chartley, Dartmouth, Dighton, East Freetown, East Mansfield, East Taunton, Easton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Mansfield, New Bedford, North Attleboro, North Dartmouth, North Dighton, North Easton, Norton, Raynham, Raynham Center, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, South Dartmouth, South Easton, Swansea, Taunton, Westport, Westport Point
    Berkshire: Adams, Ashley Falls, Becket, Berkshire, Cheshire, Dalton, Drury, East Otis, Glendale, Great Barrington, Hinsdale, Housatonic, Lanesboro, Lee, Lenox, Lenox Dale, Mill River, Monterey, North Adams, North Egremont, Otis, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, South Egremont, South Lee, Southfield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, Windsor
    Barnstable: Barnstable, Brewster, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Centerville, Chatham, Cotuit, Cummaquid, Dennis, Dennis Port, East Dennis, East Falmouth, East Orleans, East Sandwich, Eastham, Falmouth, Forestdale, Harwich, Harwich Port, Hyannis, Hyannis Port, Marstons Mills, Mashpee, Monument Beach, North Chatham, North Eastham, North Falmouth, North Truro, Orleans, Osterville, Pocasset, Provincetown, Sagamore, Sagamore Beach, Sandwich, Silver Beach, South Chatham, South Dennis, South Harwich, South Orleans, South Wellfleet, South Yarmouth, Truro, Wellfleet, West Barnstable, West Chatham, West Dennis, West Falmouth, West Harwich, West Hyannisport, West Yarmouth, Woods Hole, Yarmouth Port

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