Super Lawyers 2005

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

Super Lawyers 2005

Northern California Super Lawyers 2005Super Lawyers Albert Abramson, William Smith, and R.J. Waldsmith are dedicated to helping those who can’t help themselves against big-moneyed corporations and insurance companies. Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, is comprised of four partners with well over 100 years of combined experience representing consumers and victims in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. These dedicated attorneys have earned a national reputation as exceptional trial lawyers.

A CREATIVE APPROACH The lawyers at Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, have a strong commitment to their clients. By limiting the number of cases they accept, they ensure that each case is handled directly by a partner and every client receives personal attention. In fact, the lawyers establish close relationships with their clients that last for years. Each case they take on is fully developed and prepared for a jury trial. An important aspect of their commitment to providing the best possible representation is their use of state-of-the-art computer technology to present their cases. Smith, Waldsmith, and Abramson have found that jurors respond well to fast-paced, electronically presented evidence. The result: maximum recovery for the client.


RESULTS AND RECOGNITION The firm’s creative, visual approach has proven very effective. In 2004, Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, was selected as the National Award winner for The Most Innovative Use of Technology During a Trial. William Smith and RJ. Waldsmith also recently won the biggest personal injury award in Contra Costa County, California. In addition, the partners of the firm consistently hold leadership positions in key peer-reviewed trial organizations both nationally and internationally.

FUELING CHANGE Compassionate toward their clients, aggressive with their defendants – these Super Lawyers use their exceptional creative talents to win. While their competence maximizes their clients’ damages and commands the respect of their peers, their expertise also helps to further their larger goal: making the world safer for all consumers. Through their successes, the lawyers at Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, want to motivate large corporations and government entities to correct their unsafe practices and improve their defective products. “The changes we advocate usually are put into effect after our case is over,” states RJ. Waldsmith. No matter what it takes, Bill Smith promises, “We never give up.”

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.


Abuse & Molestation

 Priests, ministers, church officials and workers, coaches, teachers, day care workers, park rangers, and other trusted adults who sexually molest children, ruin lives and cause irreparable psychological damage.


& 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.



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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