Donald A.W Smith (Rochester, New York)
Donald A.W Smith (Rochester, New York)

Donald A.W Smith

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Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Licensed for 42 years

Serving Rochester, NY (view address)

Donald A.W Smith

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Rochester, NY (view address)

About Donald A.W Smith

Since he left active duty military service as a JAG officer in 1979 and came to Rochester, Don has provide attentive legal services as a business lawyer and as a litigator. His professional work has earned the highest ranking (“AV”) from Martindale-Hubbell,*the leading national rating organization for the legal ability and ethical conduct.… Read more

Since he left active duty military service as a JAG officer in 1979 and came to Rochester, Don has provide attentive legal services as a business lawyer and as a litigator. His professional work has earned the highest ranking (“AV”) from Martindale-Hubbell,*the leading national rating organization for the legal ability and ethical conduct.

For start-up businesses, Don forms business entities, such as corporations and LLC’s and prepares agreements among business owners. For existing businesses, Don drafts, analyzes and negotiats a wide variety of agreements, such as:

Employment and independent contractor agreements

Noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements

Consulting and sales agreements

Leases

Buy-Sell agreements (i.e., asset or stock sales)

As outside counsel to businesses, he provides advice on day-to-day issues and works with clients to prevent small issues from becoming significant problems.

Don reviews a wide variety of agreements for individuals. He handles business, disputes, breach of contract claims and other commercial claims for his business clients. Don also represents individuals who have claims for personal injuries or who need a trial lawyer to protect their rights.

As well, Don prepare wills and represents investors who lost money in the stock market because of broker negligence or misconduct.

Professional Organizations:

Monroe County bar Association

Recipient: 2001 President’s Award

Chair: Fee Arbitration Committee (1994-1997)

Public Education Committee (2000-2002)

Member: Ethics Committee (1990-1991, 1997-2000 and 2003 to present)

Professional Performance Committee (1991-1992)

Fee Arbitration Committee (1992-1994)

Courts & Judiciary Committees (1997-2000)

Board of Directors, Center for Education (2001-2002)

Board of Trustees (2002-2004)

New York State and Florida Bar Associations

American Bar Association

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Ashcraft Franklin & Young, LLP

Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Business Litigation

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Credentials

Position

Of Counsel

Admission Details

Admitted in 1977, Florida
1980, New York

Additional Payment Information

Fixed hourly rates
Fixed fees available

Law School Attended
George Washington University

Class of 1976
J.D.

University Attended

United States Military Academy
Class of 1971
B.S.

Birth Information

Born in 1949
Buffalo, New York, July 9, 1949

Military
Maj., USAR, ret.
Associations & Memberships
Monroe County (Member, Committees on: Professional Performance, 1991-1993
Judicial, 1997—
Chairman, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1994-1997) and New York State Bar Associations
The Florida Bar.

Location Details

Donald A.W Smith: Of Counsel at Ashcraft Franklin & Young, LLP

Rochester

150 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, NY  14618
U.S.A.

Office Hours:

  • Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Donald A.W Smith was admitted in 1977 to the state of Florida.
Is this attorney admitted to the bar in more than one state?
Yes, Donald A.W Smith is admitted to practice in Florida and New York.
Does this attorney offer any legal services for a flat fee?
Yes, Donald A.W Smith offers fixed fees for certain legal services.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Donald A.W Smith attended George Washington University.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Ashcraft Franklin & Young, LLP was established in 2001.

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