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  • Douglas C. Smith

    Douglas C. Smith, Esq. is a successful litigation and trial attorney with over 20 years in private practice in California. He has been a partner/shareholder in both large and small litigation law firms in California, and is the founder of Smith Law Offices, LLC in Southern California. His extensive jury trial practice and experience earned him membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates. A former Judge Advocate and Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Smith currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel and is the State Judge Advocate for the California Air National Guard based in Sacramento, CA.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Marine Corps Reserve Association
    • National Guard Association
    • Leo A. Deegan Inns of Court
    • Riverside County Bar Association
    • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
    • San Bernardino County Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association

    Bar Admissions

    • California, 1992
    • U.S. District Court, California, 1997
    • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    • United States Court of Appeal for Armed Forces
    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

    Education

    • Capital University Law School, Juris Doctorate - 1986
    • Kenyon College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics - 1983
  • Karen Capasso

    Karen Capasso’s practice is focused on public entity law and labor and employment litigation. As a practicing attorney for almost 14 years, and an attorney with Smith Law Offices, LLP for over a decade, Capasso has represented some of the largest employers in the Inland Empire. Prior to joining Smith Law Offices, LLP, she handled employment law and construction defect litigation cases for major businesses in San Diego and Orange County. Capasso is recognized for her exceptional writing and arguing of motions at hearing, in addition to her dynamic ability to counsel her clients and witnesses.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Riverside County Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association

    Bar Admissions

    • California, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, California, 2003

    Education

    • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctorate - 2003
    • Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - 2000
  • Dana Smith

    Dana Smith has 23 years of public entity civil litigation defense experience in both state and federal court. She has been lead defense on numerous high profile and catastrophic loss cases. Smith has extensive experience in the areas of dangerous condition of public property, law enforcement civil rights violations, child protection services litigation, employment law, inverse condemnation, medical malpractice, construction defect, public employee negligence, public school liability, and flood control liability issues.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Riverside County Bar Association

    Bar Admissions

    • California, 1994
    • U.S. District Court, California, 1994

    Education

    • Western State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate - 1994
    • Riverside Community College, Associate of Sciences - 1990
  • Christopher Romero

Professional Affiliations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, California Central District, 2010
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate - 2009
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy - 2005
    • Bachelor of Arts in Geography - 2005
  • Lindsay Frazier-Krane

Professional Affiliations

  • Riverside County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, California Central District, 2007

Education

  • Loyola Law School J.D., 2007
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., Political Science and Law and Society, 2003 (cum laude)

  • Betty Huynh

Professional Affiliations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California Young Lawyer’s Association

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, California, 2017

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
    • J.D., 2016 (Valedictorian, summa cum laude)
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.A., Integrative Biology and Psychology, 2011
  • Jonathan Grisham

  • Professional Affiliations

    • Riverside County Bar Association

    Bar Admissions

    • California, 2017
  • Education

    • Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, J.D., 2017
      • California State University, San Bernadino, B.A.b Political Science, 2014
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