Bowman & Smith P.C. Attorneys At Law

Wm. Michael Smith

Wm. Michael SmithWm. Michael Smith,  admitted  to  bar,  Arizona 1969;

Arizona and U.S.  District   C o u r t,  District of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals,  N i n t h  Circuit;  U.S. Supreme



Education: University of  A r i z o n a  (B.S., 1966; J.D.,



Practice Areas: Criminal  Defense, Personal Injury Law,

Public Law, Indian and Gaming Law.


Michael has  represented  defendants  in  cases ranging

from Capital   M u r d e r   to  DUI.  He  has 44 years of

extensive  trial  experience  in   b o t h  Major  Criminal

Defense and Serious  Injury  Cases. In addition, he has also received the 2016 AV Preeminent Award,  a  peer rated award for the highest

level of professional excellence on



  • County Attorney, Yuma County, Arizona, 1971-1975
  • Member and President, Board  of  Education, Yuma School District #1, Yuma, Arizona, 1976
  • Member,  Board  of  Directors,  1976-1991  and  Chairman,  1984  and 1990, Yuma  Regional Medical Center
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Arizona Voluntary Hospital Federation, 1991
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Yuma County Bar Association (President, 1980)
  • Arizona County Attorneys' Association (President, 1974)
  • Yuma Area Law Enforcement Association (President, 1974)
  • Special Deputy Yuma County Attorney, 1983-present
  • General Counsel, Cocopah Indian Tribe, 1983-present
  • 2016 AV Preeminent Award

AV award


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