Michael R. Smith Jr. - Batts, Batts & Bell, LLP

Michael R. Smith, Jr.

Michael R. Smith, Jr. is an associate in the firm and works primarily in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law, which includes: divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution. He has past experience representing adults and juveniles on a range of criminal matters from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Michael is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice in North Carolina and in the Federal District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Michael was born in Rocky Mount and raised in Hobgood, NC. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served with the Air Force Security Forces for several years guarding aircraft and performing law enforcement related duties. Michael had the opportunity to live in various locations during his service including: California, Texas, New Jersey, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. After leaving the military, he returned to North Carolina to work as a police officer with the Wilson Police Department. He worked for three years as a patrol officer for the West District before returning to school on a full time basis. In 2004, he graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Criminology. Shortly thereafter, he enrolled in law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in May 2008. During his college career, he worked as an intern with the Wake County District Attorney's Office in Raleigh. Michael also had the opportunity to work as an extern for the Honorable Ann Marie Calabria of the Court of Appeals of North Carolina. During his final year of law school, he worked with the U.N.C. Juvenile Justice Clinic, which represents juveniles accused of delinquent conduct before Durham and Orange County District Courts.

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(252) 972-7500
Practice Areas:
Criminal Defense
Family Law
General Civil Litigation
Bar Admissions:
All State and Federal Courts in North Carolina

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