Fighting For YOU.
The Smith Law Group is a full-service law firm located in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, conveniently situated within two hours of any courthouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 2005 as the Law Office of James M. Smith, the firm took up residence in a small, one-room office in Reading and grew steadily over the years to a full-service law firm handling a wide range of legal issues for clients of every walk of life. In 2006, it expanded to its current location along Route 222 in Richmond Township, Berks County. Three years later, it became the Smith Law Group, LLC, serving clients in all state and federal courts in Pennsylvania.
We pride ourselves on offering clients the very best in legal advocacy, while being mindful of the client’s goals and financial limitations. At the Smith Law Group, you will receive special, personalized attention from the staff and you will know and enjoy a strong working relationship with everyone the firm employs. Your legal needs will be attended to by someone with hands-on, personal knowledge of your circumstances who can specially tailor the legal services to fit your needs.
We Are Smith Law Group
James M. Smith, Esq.
Senior Managing Member, Attorney
Jim Smith is the founder, and senior managing member of the Smith Law Group, LLC. He graduated in 1991 from Liberty University with a bachelors degree in mathematics and a minor in economics. After a few years as a liaison to international banks and trust companies on behalf of a major computer software firm in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Mr. Smith moved to Virginia where he earned his Jurisprudence Doctorate from Regent University School of Law in 1998. He began his practice prosecuting crimes with the Berks County District Attorney’s Office in the Spring of 1999. Mr. Smith spent four years practicing law with a Reading-based law firm before opening his own practice in November 2005, which has developed into what is now the Smith Law Group, LLC. Mr. Smith’s practice has included hundreds of evidentiary hearings and dozens of oral arguments on behalf of the Commonwealth and private clients before all levels of Pennsylvania Courts, including cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Smith has three children, and currently lives in Fleetwood with his beautiful wife, Jennifer, his youngest son and one very large dog.
Melissa Noyes, Esq.
Melissa Noyes is an Associate Attorney with the Smith Law Group. Ms. Noyes graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. After serving with the AmeriCorps program for 10 months, Ms. Noyes attended law school at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. She spent the first ten years of her legal career as a prosecutor with the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted all levels of criminal offenses in addition to representing the Commonwealth in appeals before state and federal courts. Ms. Noyes went on to work for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, where she was one of four attorneys that handled liquor license renewal hearings and appeals throughout Pennsylvania. Ms. Noyes focuses her practice on criminal and civil litigation and liquor license matters. She lives in Newmanstown, Lebanon County with her husband, Dave, her son and their two dogs. Ms. Noyes is active with the IM ABLE Foundation, Developmental and Disability Services of Lebanon Valley and the Parent-Teacher Organization at her son’s school.
Lisa has over 30 years’ experience assisting attorneys in the delivery of legal services to clients. She holds a Paralegal Certificate from Penn State University. Lisa enjoys focusing her work in the areas of estate administration, estate planning, taxation and transactional real estate matters. She and her husband, Terry, live in Lancaster County and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Sarah Bailey joined the Smith Law Group as a Legal Assistant after pouring over 12 years of her life into the lives of the youth of Berks County.
She has earned dual degrees from Cairn University in Langhorne and has applied them as a teacher and in the service of non-profit organizations in the area of administration.
She and her husband are actively involved in their church community and enjoy spending time with their 3 children.