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Steven C Smith

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Estate Planning, General Practice, Probate

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About Me

I offer the ability to analyze the issues which you may have, and propose solid, definable action which results in quantifiable outcome.  I bring a great deal of experience, and try to couple that with the desire to be more prepared than any opponent.  I believe that the truth wins, and that the jury desires to hear the facts, and the truth wins.


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Litigation: 40%
    30 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Business: 20%
    30 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. General Practice: 15%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    30 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  5. Probate: 10%
    30 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Okiemute C Whiteru

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Okiemute Whiteru Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Steven Smith. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


1800 N Broadway Ste 200
Santa Ana, CA, 92706-2656



AZActive 201207/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerSMITH LC2013 - Present
Managing PartnerSmith Campbell Clifford Kearney Gore2011 - 2013
Managing PartnerSmith, Chapman & Campbell2002 - 2011
Managing PartnerSmith & Ure1997 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyBoard of Directors2008 - 2010
Consumer Attorney AssociationMember1996 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate of FortunatoJury Trial in favor of client, sustained on appeal.
Parlour v. KirinVerdict in favor of client for over $7,000,000

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoArchitectureBS - Architecture1981