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David Allen Smith

David Allen Smith

Practice areas:

Commercial, Business, Litigation

About Me

DAVID ALLEN SMITH, is a Corporate, Commercial, Business Litigation Attorney who has represented numerous banks and creditor institutions, homeowner associations, and business executives. Mr. Smith has served as an American Arbitration Panel Judge specializing in Business Contract Transactions. in Orange County California. Mr. Smith has also provided legal counsel to numerous professional sports athletes and franchises while serving as General Counsel for both Athletes for Youth and Professional Sports Authenticators. In 2001 he was designated as an Expert in Sports Contracts and related issues.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Commercial: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Business: 33%



Hourly ($350/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info


1800 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA, 92262




Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
30 Year Anniversary AcknowledgementMartindale-Hubbell2014
Corpus Juris Secundum AwardCalifornia Western School of Law1983
Highest Academic Achievement AwardCalifornia Western School of Law1983
Distinguished Service AwardCalifornia Western School of Law1983
Legal Writing & Research Honors InstructorCalifornia Western School of Law1983
Honors Tutorial ProgramCalifornia Western School of Law1983
International Law Journal Lead Articles EditorCalifornia Western School of Law1983
Student Bar PresidentCalifornia Western School of Law1983

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselSlovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney2010 - Present
Litigation & Transactional PartnerSmith Sports/DNA + Assurance LLC1999 - 2010
General CounselProfessional Sports Authenticators/PCGS1993 - 1999
AssociateFrandzel & Share, L.C.1987 - 1993
AssociateMcDonald, Fabozzi & Prenovost1984 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Desert Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
NFL Players' AssociationCertified Agent1990 - 1994
MLB Players' AsspciationCertified Representative1990 - 1994
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted1990 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1984 - 1998
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - 1990
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - 1992

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
See Verchal Worlds v. Bunch$1 million settlement for plaintiff
Altas Bank v. Chubb Insurance Agency/ Aetna$3.2 million settlement for plaintiff
Indian Western v. Truck/Farmers InsuranceJudgment for Plaintiffs

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Publication NameTitleDate
ACTA SPORTS PUBLISHING"The Ball Game of Life"2006
Seven Locks Press"From the Prom to the Pros": An Attorneys Guide to Representing Professional Athletes1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Linfield CollegeBusiness/Political Science/PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Author ForumSports Law2007
A Lawyers Forum on Sports AgencyLegal Issues of Agency2007
Introduction to Sports Agency LawRepresentation of the Professional Athlete2000
Forum on Professional SportsLegal Issues in the Representation of Professional Athletes1999
Author ForumSports Law1999