Dain was just the advocate I needed for my situation. He did what he told me he would do for the original price he quoted for me. I believe in him and his ability 100% and I would be happy to personally tell you so. Thank you Dain!
— Review from a former client (October 2016)
I received a possession charge in Park City, UT. Dain offered to represent me for a substantial amount less than any other firms. I was very worried I would lose my license, and Dain was able to get me a plea deal in abeyance that not only allowed me to keep my license but also only pay a small fine. He handled everything in a timely manner professionally, and I never felt I had made the wrong choice. Very understanding and easy to talk to over the phone as well. I would highly recommend Dain and his firm.
— Review from a former client (April 2016)
I would highly recommend Dain he is one of the best lawyers in Utah very honest and efficient. He did a theft expungement for me at a reasonable price. I had hired [a different] Law Firm but they seemed to not care one bit about the client even after I paid them. Dain cares and keeps you informed about the case. So hire him he will help!!
— Review from a former client (February 2016)
I didn’t know what to expect from Dain because I totally went off Google reviews and I liked his website. I was nervous because there are so many negative stories out there about attorneys! I sent in my info on his website form and immediately heard back from him! He always stayed in contact and resolved my case quickly. He way exceeded my expectations and I hope if anyone along the Wasatch Front has legal problems they need resolved, they will contact him! Thanks again Dain!
— Review from a former client (November 2015)
I had recently used another attorney for a different matter, and was less than pleased with their communication (I eventually fired them)….it was a complete disaster! I was a little more than hesitant to hire another attorney after that experience, but Dain totally made the process as painless as possible, and of most importance – Dain was easy to contact, and returned all communications promptly! I was blown away, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
— Review from a former client (April 2015)
The best lawyer in town, I checked. Extremely knowledgeable, highly motivated, and committed to your case. When you hire Dain as your lawyer, you don’t feel like just another folder on his desk. You feel like the most important client period, no matter how small your case may seem. Dain was there with me every step of the way. He pushed and pushed, and got me a deal that was better than I thought was possible. Dain goes above and beyond with everything he does. I have used other lawyers in the past, paid five times more, and been left wondering what it was I had paid for. But with Dain Smoland, you get taken care of.
— Review from a former client (November 2014)
Dain handled our expungement case in a very professional manner communicating frequently as the matter progressed through court. A+++ on communications. The entire process was handled remotely as we did not have to travel to his state to complete the matter. He delivered the results promised, quicker than he predicted and at a cost less than other area attorneys. Highly recommended.
— Review from a former client (August 2014)
He is very responsive, professional, and reasonably priced. Dain promptly sent me a refund for expenses that were not needed when the case was compete. I highly recommend Dain Smoland!
— Review from a former client (August 2014)
I hired Dain for a case of retail theft. My immigration status made the situation even more complex. I had passed the interview for naturalization but was waiting for the oath ceremony, and a case of retail theft can be considered as a crime involving moral turpitude, which could have prevented me from being naturalized. I only had two weeks to get this whole matter resolved. Fortunately Dain was very responsive, very quick. He was able to figure out which scenario would work out the best for me and was able to make it happen! I definitely recommend him, I was in a very delicate and stressful situation but everything worked out for the best.
— Review from a former client (March 2014)
I ran into some legal problems the past few months due to a Possession of Marijuana charge. I did not know what to do, or how to handle the case, or even what my options were. A quick google search brought up a few attorneys, and the first two that I called were unresponsive. However, when I called Dain, he picked up immediately, and we began the process.
When all was said and done, Dain was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive to all of my questions concerns. He worked around my schedule for the court dates, and helped me to obtain the outcome that I desired in the case. My fine was less than I predicted, my probation was less invoved than I hoped for, and the rest of my charges dismissed. I am so happy with the job that Dain has done. I recommend him to anyone with similar cases.
— Review from a former client (February 2014)
I couldn’t have hoped for a better experience than I had with Dain Smoland– he immediately responded to all my emails and inquiries; he was personable, respectful, and friendly; he was professional and savvy about how to proceed with my expungement. I hadn’t originally intended to hire a lawyer because I thought an expungement was something relatively simple that I could figure out on my own. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I very quickly got overwhelmed by the bureaucracy of it all, but Dain was able to cut right through the red tape for me. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.
–Review from a former client, December 2013
I was recently cited for shoplifting and was faced with the decision of whether or not to hire an attorney to represent me or to represent myself. I ended up doing some online searches and came across his informational post about the possible repercussions of shoplifting in Utah (http://smolandlaw.com/shoplifting-in-utah-and-the-consequences-by-a-salt-lake-defense-attorney/). After contacting another defense attorney whom I wasn’t thrilled about, I sent Dain an email and received a prompt, polite, and informative response.
Dain helped me sort through my case and my options as quickly as possible, and gave me wonderful recommendations as to how it may be best to proceed with my case. He seemed knowledgeable about the judge and prosecutors I would be working with, which is invaluable as you are considering a potential attorney. Dain was extremely knowledgeable about the sentence I would likely receive as a first-time offender, and worked to get me the best deal possible with the least amount of court time possible. He also used convenient online case management software and updated my file regularly and promptly. Most importantly, Dain made me feel as though my case was important and was very personable in his interactions with me. His rates are extremely reasonable, and I would look forward to working with him if I should ever again require a defense attorney.
–Review from a former client (November 2013)
Mr. Smoland went above and beyond to help me with my case. He was knowledgeable, trustworthy, and easily reachable when I had questions. I would definitely recommend his services.
–Review from a former client (October, 2013)
Dain Smoland was quick to respond to my online request for an attorney to handle a petition for a records expungement. I felt confident hiring him especially after he was so helpful answering initial questions that I had even before I had decided whether I was going to attempt this on my own or let an attorney handle it. I am so glad that I decided to go with an attorney. And I’m so glad that this time I chose a competent attorney to fix the mess the first “ambulance-chaser” attorney left me with. Dain Smoland never left me hanging, was honest with “worst case scenarios” from the beginning and finished the job quickly and professionally, yet congratulated me personally. I would highly recommend him. Very fair with his fees. Easy to correspond with through his online services. Lesson learned…a good attorney is absolutely PRICELESS!
–Review from a former client (September, 2013)
Dain worked with me on a reckless driving case that went to trial this year in Salt Lake. I wasn’t sure what to expect and couldn’t afford a big disruption to my already very maxed out schedule . . . He made it feel like a fairly predictable and painless process over-all.
–Review from a former client (August 2013)
Dain Smoland was more than I could ask for in an attorney. He made me feel like my concerns were important! I feel like when dealing with the court system you want someone that is able to explain things to you and complete things in a timely manner so that your future is not hanging in limbo. Dain Smoland was able to do that. He was timely, friendly and never made me feel like I was getting charged for time that was not actually spent on me. The outcome of my legal concerns went better than I could have hoped for. He never struck me as someone that is just in it for the money. He seems to be passionate about what he does and care about the people he is representing. I highly recommend him!
–Review from a former client (August 2013)
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