William Benjamin Smith

William Benjamin Smith

Personal Injury Lawyer
San Francisco, CA




No Misconduct


French , Spanish

About Me

I have been practicing for 40 years representing victims of severe personal injury and wrongful death. I am a trial lawyer who is fully prepared and ready to try your case before a jury if the defendants are unwilling to settle. I have been very involved with legal education and teaching other lawyers how to be effective advocates..I have taught at UC Hastings College of the Law, Stanford...

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Contingent (33%-40%)

Client Reviews

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An Excellent Attorney

Posted by: Paul about 3 years ago.

Mr. Smith is one of the most excellent attorneys I've ever interacted with.

The best of the best!

Posted by: Maria E. Lacayo about 3 years ago.

I highly recommend Mr.Smith and his staff. Very professional, caring and aggressive on our case. The best lawyer in the USA. Thanks to him my...
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Showing 2 of 9 peer endorsements

Claude Armand Wyle
Claude Wyle

San Francisco, CA

7 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I have known Bill for years and I believe he is one of the finest personal injury attorneys in this City
Michael S. Waddington
Michael Waddington

Evans, GA

7 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
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1973 License Status: Active for the state of California.
Last updated by Avvo: 02/13/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1973 – present

Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP


Showing 1 of 2 degrees

1973 Juris doctor in Law

University of California, Hastings College of the Law


Showing 1 of 5 awards

2011 Best personal injury litigator, San Francisco

Best Lawyers in America


Showing 1 of 10 association entries

2011- present President, San Francisco Chapter, National Board Member

American Board of Trial Advocates

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Showing 2 of 10 publications

2010 Demonstrating the Invisible Injury.

Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum Magazine

2010 Mediation Is Not the Only Way to Successfully Resolve Your Case

The Trial Lawyer (SFTLA)

Speaking Engagements

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2012 Civility Matters

at Western States Bar Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas

2012 How to Handle a Sports Case: Releases and Primary Assumption of Risk

at San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Tahoe Ski Seminar

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