J. Brian Smith

J. Brian Smith: Attorney with Jones & Smith Law Firm, LLC
  • Attorney at Jones & Smith Law Firm, LLC (2 Attorneys)
  • 7850 Jefferson Street NE, Suite 140, Albuquerque, NM 87109
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  • Owner/member at Jones & Smith Law Firm, LLC, practicing in business, real estate, water law, estate planning, probate, and general civil litigation.
  • Peer Reviews
    4.2/5.0 (13)
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Owner/member of Jones & Smith Law Firm, LLC; Coordinating and Processing Editor, Natural Resources Journal, New Mexico School of Law (1998-99); Author, Western Wetlands: The Backwater of Wetlands Regulation, University of New Mexico Natural Resources Journal (1999); Presenter: "Does Critical Habitat Designation Provide Additional Protection to Endangered Species?" CLE International, Albuquerque, NM June 21, 2001; Presenter, Honey Bee Law, Animal Talk Series, New Mexico Bar Animal Law Section (2015); New Mexico Bar Solo and Small Practitioner Section (2006-2008); Board Member (2015 to present), Chair, (2017), New Mexico Bar Animal Law Section; Member, New Mexico Bar Real Estate Section; Director (1995-1997) and Officer (1995-2009), Richland Meadows Homeowners Association; Member, The Federalist Society; Member, Edgewood Lodge #82, Masons of New Mexico

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Water Law
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-843-9292  Phone
505-244-0020  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 93760, Albuquerque, NM 87109
University Attended:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., 1978
Law School Attended:
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., Certificate in Natural Resources Law, 1999
Year of First Admission:
2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; 1999, New Mexico
State Bar of New Mexico; bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico; bar of the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; Board Member, Animal Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar.
Birth Information:
Charleston, West Virginia, April 24, 1956
Hobbies & interests:
Beekeeping, landscaping, and gardening

Peer Reviews

  • 4.2/5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 03/11/13 in Real Estate

    Easy to work with (as another lawyer). Frank and open with clients. Researches and prepares cases thoroughly, acknowledges weaknesses and works them out.

    Easy to work with (as another lawyer). Frank and open with clients. Researches and prepares cases thoroughly, acknowledges weaknesses and works them out. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 03/10/13 in Water Law

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