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Mr. Nathan Perea is a Partner at Smith Law Offices, LLP. Mr. Perea became a lawyer to help people in need, whether it be business owners, public servants, or individuals who have been harmed. 


Mr. Perea represents clients throughout Central and Southern California. Mr. Perea is a civil litigator with jury trial experience, representing clients in both federal and state lawsuits. He is admitted to practice in California state Courts, the four federal districts of California, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Mr. Perea prides himself on providing a high level of attention and care to his clients’ matters, regardless of the size or stature of the client, or the size of the case. Mr. Perea has represented individuals, closely-held companies, large public entities, and fortune 500 companies, and consistently provides the same, high level of attention to his clients’ needs.









The categories of practice areas are not statements of expertise or specialty certificates. I am not certified as a specialist in any legal field. References to former employers is not to be construed as a representation that I am currently associated with those firms. Nothing in this profile is intended to make or be construed to be a guarantee, warranty, prediction, or representation of any result or outcome for any particular case, potential case or claim. The testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal matter. AVVO allows other attorneys to endorse me, and also allows clients to make endorsements. Endorsements are not warranties, guarantees, or predictions of outcomes of any particular case or matter.








Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    11 years
  2. Business: 25%
    9 years
  3. Civil Rights: 25%
    9 years
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    9 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Daniel Perryman

    Mr. Perea is an extremely caring and competent attorney. I have worked with him on several cases and each time he maintained the highest level of professionalism and integrity.


    Mark Perryman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Evan C. Page

    I have consulted with Nathan on numerous occasions when it comes to litigation, or often more importantly, the avoidance thereof. His highly professional and practical approach to litigation speaks to his value as an attorney in the community. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a litigation-based attorney.


    Evan Page Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Smith Law Offices, LLP

4204 Riverwalk Parkway
suite 250
Riverside, CA, 92505


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of RecognitionRichard D. Roth, Senator 31st District2014
Unforgettables Foundation Heart AwardThe Unforgettables Foundation2014
Certificate of RecognitionCounty of San Bernardino2014
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia Legislature Assembly2014
ScholarshipOregon State Bar2001
MemberAnimal Law Review2000
Chancellor's Undergraduate InternshipUniversity of California Santa Cruz1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVarner & Brandt, LLP2006 - 2010
AttorneyCihigoyenetche Grossberg & Clouse2005 - 2006
Law ClerkHon. Michael McShane2004 - 2004
Law Clerk/J.D.The Gilroy Law Firm2002 - 2004
Law ClerkUS Attorneys Office, District of Oregon2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Unforgettables FoundationChairman of the Board2012 - 2013
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Client v. PiazzaJury favored client, awarded damages and attorney fees
Williams v. ClientMotion for Summary Judgment granted
Client v. Secure Horizons, et alFavorable resolution
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of California - Santa CruzPoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
§ 1983 Civil Rights SymposiumChild Protective Services Investigations and the Constitution2013
Lights for Little LivesCo-Presentation Top Doctor Award2012