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  1. Entertainment: 50%
    29 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    29 years


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  • Lindsay Gunn Spiller

    I've had the opportunity to know Donald Smiley for several years now, and have had the privilege and good fortune of being the recipient of his wise counsel during this time. I know him to be a meticulous and expert practitioner who cares deeply about doing the right thing by his clients. He is also a very generous colleague who freely shares his experience and wisdom with other lawyers when asked. I consider him a wonderful resource and would recommend him highly.


    Lindsay Spiller Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Albert Siu

    I've known Donald for over a decade. We worked together as co-counsel on a very complex corporation and real estate litigation matter for over 4 years. The case went the whole 9 yards and oversees to the Hong Kong Court of First Instance. The defendant was a wealthy Hong Kong millionaire with unlimited resources. Donald showed tremendous diligence, experience, and tenacity while holding firm to his convictions. The case was eventually settled in our client's favor. Donald is also well recognized in the entertainment industry for his recent California Supreme Court victory. Although he is an entertainment attorney by trade, he has demonstrated his ability to perform superbly well in real estate and business disputes. I look forward to working with him again on future cases.


    Albert Siu Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Ofc Donald V Smiley, APC

6080 Center Dr Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA, 90045


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Power LawyerThe Hollywood Reporter2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marathon v. Blasi 42 Cal.4th 974 (2008)Ordered consideration of severance by courts and the California Labor Commission when enforcing Personal Manager Contracts in California.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York UnivN/AundergraduateN/A
Pepperdine Univ SOLN/AlawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Beverly Hills Bar Assn Entertainment SectionEnforcement of Personal Manager Contracts2010