Jeffrey R. Smith

managing partner

Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 2006
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    • B.S. – 1998
    • Major:
      Graphic Design and Journalism

Published Works

  • The Unlevel Playing Field: Releases, Waivers & Assumption of Risk in
    Sports Premises Cases, written for the Premises Seminar of the San
    Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, November 2007
  • California Uninsured Motorist Practice, (Co-Author) 2009-2011, Continuing Education of the Bar, Chapter 2
  • Other Accidents: relevance and admissibility, Advocate Magazine , March, 2012
  • Other Accidents: relevance and admissibility, Plaintiff Magazine , March, 2012


  • Speaker, “Demonstrative Evidence in the 21st Century”, Regional TLA Conference, Olympic Valley, CA, 2009 to 2009
  • Speaker, “Jill and Ned’s Excellent Constitutional Convention Adventure”,
    Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, San Francisco, 2009 to 2009
  • Speaker, “The Effective Use of Visual Evidence in Litigation”, Bar
    Association of San Francisco, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust –
    Litigation Subsection, San Francisco, 2010 to 2010
  • Speaker, “An Immigration Carol”, Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, San Francisco, 2010 to 2010
  • Speaker, “Technology in Trial, Powerpoint, Trial Director and Beyond”, San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association, 2010 to 2010
  • Speaker, “Suing Public Entities”, Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association Program, San Jose, 2011 to 2011
  • Speaker, “Strategies for Sports and Recreation Cases”, San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association, 2011 to 2011
  • Speaker, “Communication: Clients, Opposing Counsel, and the Boss,” Berkeley Law: Boalt Advocates Alumni, San Francisco, 2011
  • Speaker, “Brown v. Plata: Judicial Activism or Cruel and Unusual Punishment?”, Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court-2012
  • Speaker, “Tech Tools at Mediation,” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association , 2012 to 2012
  • Speaker, “Using Technology in Mediation,” Consumer Attorneys of California, 2012.

Honors And Awards

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Sports Law
  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)

It is so gratifying

to see my clients receive the day-to-day care they need and have some comfort in life. It is very difficult for them to live with such devastating injuries and having to rely on others for all aspects of their daily activities. And while financial compensation didn’t restore their health, the resources have made life much better for them. I am so proud to have helped improve their lives.”

contact me

> phone: 415-421-7995
> fax: 415.421.0912

Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP has represented thousands of clients – just like you – who have suffered serious injuries because of the negligent and reckless actions of others. Our trial lawyers bring a combined 100 years of legal experience to your case.

We are proud of our strong track record. Our team has obtained fair compensation for those injured, changed the law when needed and improved the overall safety in our communities.

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(415) 421-7995