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An Excellent Reputation
Built On Success
In The Courtroom

Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury. 

Leading San Francisco Personal Injury Trial Lawyers

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With over 100 years of combined experience, the trial lawyers at have successfully represented thousands of people who have suffered serious injuries and losses due to negligence or recklessness and have compiled a winning record on behalf of the injured. We are especially proud of the cases we have won that bring fair compensation to our clients and also result in changes to the law or improvements to safety features that reduce the risk of future injury.

We have earned in the courts and among our colleagues throughout California, and we receive 90 percent of our referrals from other attorneys. Our partners hold leadership positions in key peer-reviewed organizations, including the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the International Society of Barristers. We are listed in Best Lawyers in America and in San Francisco Magazine’s Super Lawyers issue.

Our attorneys handle the full range of serious personal injury cases, including those involving defective products, dangerous drugs, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and litigation against powerful companies and insurance companies intent on minimizing their liability and their losses.

As leaders in the field of electronic case presentation, we regularly offer instruction and guidance to our peers in the use of technology to efficiently display facts and evidence, to highlight discrepancies in testimony, and to clarify complex issues for juries. Effective courtroom use of computer applications and other electronic media allows for shorter trials and enhanced results.

Effective legal representation in cases of catastrophic injury and wrongful death requires not only experience, knowledge and trial skill, but also the ability to respond to permanently changed lives and grieving families. If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury, we urge you to contact our law office today.

Incredible Attorneys Who Actually Care.

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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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Core Practice Areas

Motor

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.

Cata-
strophic

& 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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Sports

injuries

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

Brain

& 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.

Other

Practice areas

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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