Phone: 831.373.4131


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation »

Land Use and Water Law »

Real Estate »


State of California

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California


B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, with honors, 2002

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2005

Mr. Smith is a skilled litigator and trial attorney with over fifteen years of experience in both government and private practice. He has tried numerous cases before judges and juries. Mr. Smith has successfully litigated matters in various forums, including state and federal courts and before governmental agencies. His practice is focused on civil litigation, including commercial and real property disputes, and employment law. He also assists clients with land use and real estate matters.

From 2006 – 2013, Mr. Smith served as a Deputy District Attorney prosecuting a range of criminal cases in the courts. This experience provides him with unique insight and allows him to create efficient strategies for his clients. In 2016, he was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers attorney rating service.

Mr. Smith is active in community affairs and currently serves on the Pacific Grove City Council after successful elections in 2016 and 2020. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Monterey County Bar Association and Foundation.