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William Benjamin Smith

About William Smith

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 University Law School, University of San Francisco Law School and Golden Gate University School of Law. i have taught courses in civility for lawyers and law students all across California and other nearby states. 


Our law firm is a pioneer in using technology to maximize damages for our clients.

We have won a national award for that and we continue to improvise to make

trials shorter and a jury's job easier.


I have been elected to all of the key trial lawyer organizations by my peers.  I have taken on leadership roles in many of them.


When I am not working for my clients, I am an avid skier and cyclist.  If you want to know more about my background, go to where you will find a detailed resume.