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partner Bill Smith was elected president of California’s statewide American Board of Trial Advocates (CAL-ABOTA). ABOTA is a peer-nominated, trial attorney organization reserved for the best and most civil attorneys. Bill Smith will spend the year overseeing all of ABOTA’s California chapters as they advance their mission of preserving the right to a jury trial and practicing law with civility.

Trial Advocates Group Installs New State, National Leaders

In addition to the CAL-ABOTA presidency, Bill was once again named as one of Northern California’s Best Lawyers by the San Francisco Chronicle and The Wall Street Journal. Bill has been honored by this publication on several previous occasions.

is honored to, again, be included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report. According to U.S. News & World Report, law firms included on the 2018 list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. achieved the highest ranking in California, Tier One.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.


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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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