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Smith & Messina is Buffalo's Full Service Law firm that concentrates on bankruptcy and debt settlement, divorce and child custody cases.

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We Handle All Types of Cases


At Smith & Messina, we seek to help you handle the problem of overwhelming debt. As you navigate this process, we can personally handle each step to determine which route is best for your particular case. To learn how you can benefit from contacting our bankruptcy attorneys in the Southtowns of Buffalo today, give us a call!

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A divorce often requires the representation of a firm that understands the legal process and what you may be facing. Many factors need to be considered, especially if children are involved or if high-value assets such as a business must be protected or divided. At Smith & Messina, we are proud to ensure that our clients receive only the best possible representation for their cases. We are divorce attorneys in Buffalo and we work hard to provide our clients with an amicable resolution to their family law issues.

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Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you need a dedicated Buffalo criminal defense lawyer in your corner who can work to counter the prosecution’s claims against you. No matter what you have been accused of doing, you have rights, one of them being the right to face your charges with legal counsel to represent you.

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Experienced Buffalo Attorneys

You can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking used when created them. Smith & Messina can help you to achieve the best possible results for your unique situation. We handle each matter as an individual opportunity to better serve you! We offer free telephone consultations and modest pricing. Take the first step, pick up the phone and call us now, to start the next chapter of your life.

Atty. Christopher Smith

Christopher D. Smith, Esq.


Christopher D. Smith, Esq.

Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Debt Relief

Christopher D. Smith is an attorney admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts, including Bankruptcy Court, of New York. He is a founding partner of Smith & Messina, LLP.

Atty. Charles Messina

Charles Messina, Esq.


Charles Messina, Esq.

Divorce, Child Custody, Family Law

Attorney Charles A. Messina is a Buffalo native who has lived, studied, and worked in the Western New York area all of his life.


Compassionate Attorneys That Care

At The Law Offices of Smith & Messina, you can receive outstanding representation for your particular family law case. Our firm has experienced in handling various types of cases, ranging from bankruptcy to family law, civil litigation to personal injury. As a small firm, we're able to provide clients with one-on-one service and work with them to develop a strategic plan to help them achieve their legal goals. Individualized attention allows clients to be involved in their case and understand how it is being handled.

When you approach our firm seeking legal counsel, you can retain an attorney who is committed to your case. We are proud to offer outstanding representation to clients throughout Buffalo, New York. Our firm is dedicated to the well-being of families and individuals, and we do everything in my power to ensure that our firm's clients receive favorable outcomes.

To contact Atty. Charles Messina, you can email him at cmessina@smlawny.com. For Christopher D. Smith, the email address is csmith@smlawny.com

Give us a call today for a consultation to speak with one of our attorneys and get the solid advice you need and deserve.

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